When Crawley Town beat Torquay to become the first non-league club to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup in 17 years, players, fans and owners would have thought it couldn’t get much better, but a glamorous trip to Manchester United was the ultimate prize.
The FA Cup is full of giant-killings and a Crawley Town victory over Manchester United would be one of the biggest in history. The soccer odds reflect this, with an incredible +2800 from Victor Chandler for the win. A draw at +1200 from Ladbrokes is a better bet, but it is difficult to see anything other than a home win.
While few expect an away win, Crawley‘s players should give a good account of themselves with a battling performance, and the unknown quantity could even score the first goal.
Matt Tubbs is the most likely candidate to score for the non-league side at Old Trafford with 28 goals in 27 starts this season. The 26 year-old is given odds of +2000 from Bet365 for the first goal.