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Southampton Will Play West Ham United In The FA Cup 5th Round
Sunday, 6th Feb 2022 11:45

Possibly the earliest FA Cup draw in the history of the competition, find out here who Saints will play in the next round of the FA Cup after beating Coventry City in the 4th round

Sadly its a Premier League team, but at least it is at home and Saints will fancy their chances of beating a side whom they have not lost against in two encounters this season.

At the moment all ties are scheduled for Wednesday 2nd March but the day could change for TV.

19.45 Luton Town VS Chelsea
19:45 2 Crystal Palace VS Stoke City
19:45 3 Peterborough United VS Manchester City
19:45 4 Liverpool VS Norwich City
19:45 5 Southampton VS West Ham United
19:45 6 Middlesbrough VS Tottenham Hotspur
19:45 7 Leicester VS Huddersfield Town
19:45 8 Everton VS Boreham Wood

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darthvader added 11:51 - Feb 6
Ffs .

darthvader added 11:52 - Feb 6
A very tough game but at least at home can we allocate the bear minimum though ?

wibbersda added 12:31 - Feb 6
And all the other prem clubs get an easy pass, typical.

mancuniansaint added 12:33 - Feb 6
Agree with wibbersda. If ever a draw looked like it was rigged, this is it!

mancuniansaint added 12:35 - Feb 6
Any statisticians out there who can tell us the probability of a draw like this?

cocklebreath added 12:59 - Feb 6
That’s a fix, every top side with an easy draw

SaintPaulVW added 13:02 - Feb 6
Tricky one, looks like all PL Quarter finals on the cards. No easy route for anyone this year.

dixiefrog added 13:20 - Feb 6
Hard game but definitely winnable, a 0-0 and 2-3 away win already this season against WH should mean that we at least have a chance, an away game with Man City or Liverpool and we’d have been in real trouble. Early days but I’m going to say a sneaky 1-0 Saints win.

Block8 added 15:57 - Feb 6
Could have been better but also could have been a lot worse. West Ham are beatable as we have proved. Problem being its only a few days before Villa away, so maybe a a few rested?
Lets get behind whatever team is out there, we'll definitely have a stronger starting eleven than yesterday!

WestSussexSaint added 17:38 - Feb 6
Shame Kidderminster couldn’t have hung on!

lemmsy added 07:01 - Feb 7
A couple of questions
I believe we have to give 15% to away fans , is that correct?
Also saints give part of the Northam to away fans for PL games on police advice? I’m sure they’ve said it makes it easier to segregate & control.I’m not saying it’s good but it won’t change midseason

carolinasaint added 18:47 - Feb 7
Note that in the ties above Leicester should be replaced with Forest, meaning there are 9 PL and 7 lower-league clubs left.

MancunianSaint, here are some relevant probabilities:
Probability of Saints being drawn against a PL side: 8/15 (obviously)
Probability of none of the four "top-six" clubs being drawn against each other: 8/13
Probability of there being exactly one all-lower-league tie and hence two all-PL ties: 47% (that calculation took some real doing)
Given that there are in fact two all-PL ties, probability of Saints being involved in one of them: 4/9

So nothing terribly odd or improbable about the draw. In my view we neither got lucky (home draw against a lower-league side and 2 top-six clubs drawn against each other), nor got particularly unlucky (away draw against one of the top-six clubs).

Bring on the Hammers and then the QFs!
...and hopefully Boreham Wood ;)


SanMarco added 19:35 - Feb 7
Thanks for that carolina. I don't think the draw is rigged. Too many people would have to know and it would be on the front pages within a week. The cup needs a few other teams to get to the final. Excluding Saints I would much rather watch, say, a Forest vs Everton final than watch yet another big three contest. Yes, the TV people want the biggest clubs to survive but I get no pleasure from yet another Man City Chelsea final...

mattthelegend added 21:17 - Feb 7
Why are the games midweek?

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