Roy Hodgson wants to win the FA Cup with Crystal Palace and his side should be too strong for Doncaster Rovers on Sunday.
The Eagles head to the Keepmoat Stadium for a 4pm kick-off and are 7/10 favourites to progress to the quarter-finals of the prestigious competition.
The Yorkshire club, 21/5 to pull off a giant-killing act, are in decent form in League One, and have drawn two and won two of their past four games, but facing a Premier League side intent on going all the way is a different kettle of fish.
They will find the pace of the opposition much harder to deal with than the more industrial football played in the third tier.
Palace will be shorn of Wilfried Zaha due to suspension but will still be a formidable unit for Grant McCann’s charges to deal with.
The south Londoners are battle-hardened after another season in which they are fighting for top-flight survival but there is a sense, certainly among the Palace faithful, that they are better than their league position suggests.
They have lost a number of games by the odd goal and played some more than decent football at times but still sit 13th in the standings, just three points above the relegation zone.
The FA Cup provides a welcome break from Premier League pressure and, after Hodgson’s comments that he would “love” to lift the trophy this season, it seems as though his men will be right up for the fight this weekend.
Doncaster have winger Mallik Wilks suspended but Andy Butler is available after missing the fourth-round win against Oldham due to a ban, while Tyler Smith and Rian McLean are cup-tied.
John Marquis will be Donny’s major goal threat as the 26-year-old striker leads the club with 22 strikes in all competitions, and he can be backed at 7/1 to be first goalscorer.
If Palace can keep him quiet they will nullify one of Doncaster’s main sources of goals and they should be able to make it into Monday’s draw.