Leicester to dump out Spurs while Liverpool cruise through in Charlie Nicholas' FA Cup replay predictions

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Image: Charlie Nicholas provides his FA Cup third-round replay predictions

Charlie Nicholas makes his FA Cup third-round replay predictions, expecting Bristol City v West Brom to go the distance before Leicester and Liverpool progress.

The Soccer Saturday pundit casts his eye over Wednesday's FA Cup replays and comes up with his Sky Bet tips...

Leicester v Tottenham

Robert Huth heads Leicester's winner
Image: Robert Huth headed Leicester to victory at Tottenham in the league

I see Leicester are outsiders with the bookies, which is a surprise, but I think we're all still grasping for reality with regard to the Foxes this season. In all honesty, I think Leicester fell victim to the harshest of penalty decisions at White Hart Lane and will feel like they should already be through to the next round.

Spurs came back well at the weekend but Sunderland can be like that. Leicester, meanwhile, are a different animal. Harry Kane has struggled against Wes Morgan, who has pace and strength and can be over-aggressive at times.

I just think Leicester can do it and I think their story will continue. As much as we expect them to fall away in the league, which I think they will, I fancy them to come through here.

Charlie predicts: Leicester to win 2-1 with Shinji Okazaki to score first (40/1 with Sky Bet)

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Liverpool v Exeter

Exeter City's Lee Holmes celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal of the game during the Emirates FA Cup, third round match at St Jame
Image: Exeter came close to knocking Liverpool out at St James Park

This Liverpool team, as I've said often enough, can go away from home and play a pressing game but they are still really struggling to deliver when they're expected to win.

Christian Benteke is in and out of the side as Jurgen Klopp tries to find the right formula at home. I was asked on Soccer Saturday whether I thought Klopp would be a success, and it depends what you judge him on. I think it will take well into next season for him to implement his system successfully.

As for Wednesday night, I think Benteke will return and there will be a bit of anger in this Liverpool team after what happened to them against Manchester United, resulting in a backlash for Exeter to deal with.

Charlie predicts: Liverpool to win 4-0 and Benteke to score first (22/1 with Sky Bet)

Charlie's tips

Charlie's tips

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