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Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 21st April 2018

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Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup, 21st April 5.15 pm

This is a heavyweight duel between two strong Premier League sides and it is Spurs who are likely to have the edge according to the bookmakers. The Lilywhites go as favourites for the fixture and this, of course, is something of a home game for them as they have been using Wembley as a temporary home this season. Will Manchester United be able to produce a solid performance over 90 minutes to fight their way past the Londoners?

Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Betting Odds*

Tottenham 6/5, Man Utd 23/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Betting Tips

United boss Jose Mourinho has said that he could well drop under-performing players for their FA Cup semi-final. That was in response to their home loss against West Brom on the weekend. You never know with Mourinho though, it could be mind games. United haven’t conceded in this season’s FA Cup yet, having opened with a good win over Championship side Derby before easing past League Two side Yeovil. Following that the Red Devils Took back to back 2-0 successes over Premier League sides Huddersfield and then Brighton. So three of their four FA Cup games have ended in a 2-0 scoreline in their favour. The shortest-priced correct score option at bet365 for the game is a 1-1 at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:36 p.m. on April 18th, 2018). Manchester United won the FA Cup two seasons ago, beating Crystal Palace in the final after extra time. They need one more to draw level with Arsenal on 13 at the top of the FA Cup win charts.

FA Cup Manchester United v Tottenham 2018 Infographic

Manchester United last faced Spurs in the FA Cup in 2009. That was a fourth-round tie with United collecting a 2-1 win over the Londoners at Old Trafford. That was the 15th FA Cup meeting and things couldn’t be tighter from all of that with five wins each and five draws. Both teams not to score at Bet365 for 3/4 odds has to offer some value as both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings. United and Spurs traded home wins this season, Spurs having won two of the last three games between the two clubs. Three of United’s FA Cup games this season have gone under the 2.5 goal line and four of the last six meetings between Tottenham and Manchester United have produced fewer than three goals.

Tottenham have made hard work of their FA Cup progress this season. After opening with an easy home win over AFC Wimbledon, they needed replays back at Wembley to get past both Newport and Rochdale in subsequent rounds. They took a direct route of a 3-0 away win over Swansea in the quarter finals though. So in all but one of their six FA Cup matches this season Tottenham have managed to come up with at least two goals. Harry Kane is 3/1 bet365 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) for the match up. Spurs have won the FA Cup eight times before in their history, but haven’t gotten their hands on it since 1991. They haven’t even been back to the final since then either, but they are on the threshold here and go as favourites to progress.

Who will win – Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Predictions

The Red Devils are more likely to throw out a poor performance than the Lilywhites are and that just should leave Tottenham in the driving seat. Spurs have familiarity with the Wembley pitch and surroundings and that’s a big plus. Look for both teams to score but for Spurs to take the victory. The Londoners will have had a day’s extra rest as well for this one.


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