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FA Cup Semi Final Preview & Winner Odds

Manchester City
The FA Cup is down to the final four after a thrilling weekend of cup action. Manchester City remain the outright favourites as they face up to Brighton in the semis. Wolves will be taking on Watford in the other.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Man City 1/3 Wolves 4/1 Watford 10/1 Brighton 16/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 7:10 p.m.) Watford were the first to move through to the semi-finals after a 2-1 win at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime. The Hornets got over the finish line thanks to substitute Andre Gray scoring 10 minutes from time. Watford will be taking on Wolves who produced yet another fantastic display against strong opposition. Wolves dispatched Manchester United 2-1 on home soil to continue their wonderful season. This will be their first semi-final in the FA Cup for 21 years. Manchester City are the 1/3 outright favourites* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 7:10 p.m.). They had their backs against the wall though in their quarter-final. They paid a visit to Championship side Swansea and had to mount a serious fightback after seeing themselves 2-0 down in the fixture. But turn it around they did and that means that their quadruple hopes for the season are still in tack. City face Brighton in the final four. The Seagulls looked to be heading out as they were trailing 2-0 with three minutes left at Championship side Millwall. But after Jurgen Locadia snatched one back in the 88th minute, a howler from the Millwall keeper saw them gift an equalizer to Brighton. With no further goals in extra time, the Seagulls won 5-4 on penalties. The Seagulls move through to just their second ever FA Cup final, their first was back in 1983 when they went on to finish runners up.
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Millwall v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th March 2019

Brighton
Millwall v Brighton Betting Tips - FA Cup, 17th March 12.15pm This is not an easy away game for Brighton in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The Seagulls face Championship opposition in Miwall here and the Lions have already taken out a Premier League in this season’s FA Cup. The Lions got the better of Everton at the The Den in the fourth round. Can they take out the Seagulls too? Read our predictions for Millwall v Brighton.

Millwall v Brighton Betting Odds*

Brighton 11/10 Draw 23/10 Millwall 5/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Millwall News and Form

Millwall may be down near the relegation zone in the Championship, but they have found some relief in his season's FA Cup. It has been a good campaign from them which started with a home win over Hull. Then it was their big success as they beat Premier League Everton at the Den in the fourth round. In the last round, they went to League One side AFC Wimbledon and got a 1-0 win on the board. So all three wins have been by a one-goal margin but that doesn't matter. Millwall have lost four of their last five games, home and away. They did manageto win their last game, which was at Birmingham in the Championship last weekend. Their only home success in their last six games at The Den was their win over Everton (D2 L3).

Millwall v Brighton Head to Head

This is the first meeting since the 2014/15 Championship season Millwall have won just one of their last eight against Brighton Five of the last eight meetings have been drawn None of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals  
Key-Facts - Millwall v Brighton
  • Millwall beat Everton at home in the fourth round
  • The Lions have lost four of their last five played
  • Brighton have won three of their last four games
 

Brighton News and Form

Have Brighton turned the corner with their form? They were on a seven-match winless streak of form (D3 L4) before picking things up. The Seagulls have won three of their last four played now across all competitions (L1). They took out Championship side Derby in the last round by a 2-1 success. Brighton are not in good away form really though with a victory at Crystal Palace in their last road game snapping a four-match winless streak they were on. Brighton have lost five of their last nine on the road. In the third round they took a very good win at Bournemouth, then they claimed an extra time win at West Brom in the fourth round.

Millwall v Brighton Predictions

Brighton to win: The Seagulls are likely to have a tricky time of things at The Den. But they do have the extra touch of quality and with Brighton having just hit a bit of better form recently, they can get it done. Brighton to win outright at 11/10* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.).
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Wolves v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th March 2019

Manchester United
Wolves v Manchester United Betting Tips - FA Cup, 16th March 12.15pm Manchester United will go to Molineaux as favourites for this quarter-final tie in the FA Cup, but they are likely to have a tough game on their hands here. Wolves have been shown plenty of home strengths this season and will be more than up for this great challenge ahead of them. Read our predictions for Wolves v Manchester United.

Wolves v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 13/10 Wolves 21/10 Draw 23/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Wolves News and Form

Wolves have produced some very fine form recently. They have taken only the one defeat in their last eleven games, home and away in all competitions. So that means that they should pose a threat in this one on home soil. Wolves are W5 D1 in their last six games at Molineux across all competitions as well. Each of the five wins in that six-match sequence Wolves scored at least two goals in. So they are right in form at the moment and in their current unbeaten form at home, they beat Liverpool in this season’s FA Cup third round. Following that, they took out Shrewsbury in a replay and then Bristol City.

Wolves v Manchester United Head to Head

There was 1-1 league draw at Old Trafford between them in September Manchester United have won eight of the last ten against Wolves (D1 L1) The last FA Cup meeting was won 3-0 by United at Molineaux in 2006 United lead the FA Cup head to head W4 D2 L2  
Key-Facts - Wolves v Manchester United
  • Wolves are unbeaten in six at home in all competitions
  • Wolves knocked out Liverpool at home in the third round
  • The Red Devils have won 9 of their last 10 away games
 

Manchester United News and Form

It has been a tremendous FA Cup campaign from Manchester United this season. They started with a comfortable home success against Championship side Reading. Then they faced two really tough road games at Arsenal and then Chelsea, but managed to prevail, fairly comfortably it has to be said, in both of them. Manchester United lost their last away game, which was at Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend. They were on a nine-match winning streak on their travels prior to that. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in four of their last five away from Old Trafford. All three of their FA Cup wins this season have been by a two-goal margin.

Wolves v Manchester United Predictions

Man Utd to win: This on the surface looks as if it will be a close battle at the end of the day. Wolves are no pushovers at all. But Manchester United have shown good strength on the road in the competition already. Away win at 13/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
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Swansea v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th March 2019

Manchester City
Swansea v Manchester City Betting Tips - FA Cup, 16th March 12.15pm Swansea get a great fixture in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. At least in terms of occasions and perhaps not so much in being able to extend their campaign even further. Manchester City will be hoping to keep their quadruple hopes alive after this visit to the Liberty Stadium. Read our predictions for Swansea v Manchester City.

Swansea v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/7 Draw 7/1 Swansea 16/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Swansea News and Form

What can Swansea do to challenge Man City in this one? The Swans have won three of their last nine game across all competitions, home and away. However, each of those three wins were at the Liberty Stadium at least. But of course, they haven't faced anyone near the quality of Manchester City. The Swans are at W5 D2 in their last seven home games actually, netting at least two goals in all but one of their last five there. In this season’s FA Cup, Swansea opened with a win at Aston Villa before beating Gillingham and then Brentford both by a 4-1 scoreline back on home soil.

Swansea v Manchester City Head to Head

Man City have won their last three trips to the Liberty Stadium City are on a five-match winning streak against Swansea The Welsh club are winless in thirteen against the Citizens This is the first ever FA Cup tie between them
Key-Facts - Swansea v Manchester City
  • Swansea have won five of their seven home games
  • Man City have won nine of their last ten games (D1)
  • Man City have scored 16 goals in three FA Cup games this season
 

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City are on a four-match winning streak currently. They are undefeated in their last ten played across competition with a W9 D1 record in that sequence of matches. They have only suffered the one defeat in their last nineteen games in all competitions. The quadruple is still on for them. Away from home Manchester City have gone W4 D1 in their last five played in all competitions. They have banked a clean sheet in three of their last five on their travels. Manchester City have running up some crazy goals in this season’s FA Cup. They have posted a 7-0 win over Rotherham, a 5-0 win over Burnley and last time out they beat Newport 4-1.

Swansea v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: Hard to see the Citizens not producing a win in this one, even away from home. They have been in great form lately and it is not too likely that the hosts are going to have enough to keep themselves from getting beaten. Manchester City to win by a two-goal margin at 3/1* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.).
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Watford v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th March 2019

Watford
Watford v Crystal Palace Betting Tips - FA Cup, 16th March 12.15pm The first of the FA Cup quarter-finals sees this all-Premier League clash going down at Vicarage Road. The Hornets will be hoping that home advantage is going to swing things in their favour. The Eagles though will be a threat as they have had a better season on their travels than at Selhurst Park. Read our predictions for Watford v Crystal Palace.

Watford v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Watford 13/10 Crystal Palace 21/10 Draw 23/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Watford News and Form

Watford's form is actually pretty good currently. They have taken a win in four of their last six played across all competitions (L2). The two defeats in that sequence were top-flight away games at Liverpool and Manchester City. So Watford overall are in good shape. In their last six played at Vicarage Road, they have suffered only the one defeat. This is their first home game in this season’s FA Cup, having won out at Woking, Newcastle and QPR without having conceded a single goal. This is going to be a tough game for them with Palace turning up in good away form. Watford have already won both EPL games this season against the Eagles though.

Watford v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Watford won both league games this season 2-1 against Palace Watford are unbeaten in three at home against Palace (W1 D2) Palace are without a win in three games against the Hornets Palace won the last FA Cup meeting, a semi-final in 2016
Key-Facts - Watford v Crystal Palace
  • Watford have lost one of their last nine played
  • Watford won both league meetings 2-1 this season
  • Palace have won five of their last seven road games

Crystal Palace News and Form

Crystal Palace have done much better since the turn of the new year. They have suffered just the two defeats in their last nine in all competitions. Those were both defeats at Selhurst Park. They have been more reliable on their travels than at home this season. They did, however, beat Spurs in the fourth round at Selhurst Park. Getting back to their away form the Eagles have won their last three on their travels, and they are unbeaten in four. They have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven on the road as well. Palace have won five of their last seven on the road, the only loss in that sequence a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool in the Premier League. Palace have only one clean sheet in five road games.

Watford v Crystal Palace Predictions

Watford to win: There will probably be very little to split these two at the end of the day. But because it is Watford who have the home advantage, that just swings things in their favour. Watford to win in the match outright at 13/10* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
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Man City 4/5 favourites to Win FA Cup – Quarter Final Draw

Football Betting
The final eight in this season's FA Cup has been set. Manchester United were the last team to book their spot in the quarterfinals. The Red Devils cruised to a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge, United gaining some revenge over the Blues for their defeat to the Blues in last season’s FA Cup final.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Man City 4/5 Man Utd 10/3 Wolves 8/1 Watford 12/1 Crystal Palace 14/1 Brighton 16/1 Millwall 50/1 Swansea 66/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm) Manchester United are second favourite at 10/3 to win the FA Cup this season* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm). But once again they will be out on the road against Premier League opposition. They have been to Arsenal and Chelsea in the last two rounds and will pay a visit to Wolves in the quarterfinals. The outright favourites to get their hands on the title are Manchester City at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm). The Citizens will be facing Championship opposition in their quarter-final tie, heading to south Wales to face Swansea. Swansea are one of two Championship sides left in the competition along with Millwall. Manchester United and Manchester United are the only two from the so-called Big Six of English football to remain in the competition.

FA Cup Quarter Final Draw

Swansea v Man City Watford v Crystal Palace Wolves v Man Utd Millwall v Brighton Ties to be played March 15-17
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Chelsea v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th February 2019

Chelsea
Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Tips - FA Cup, 18th February 7.30pm This is the highlight clash of the fifth round of the FA Cup. Chelsea have been having their struggles with form and confidence, but at least have home soil for this. But they are facing a Manchester United side who look as if they have plenty to give at the moment. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Manchester United.

Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Chelsea 23/20 Man Utd 9/4 Draw 12/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Chelsea News and Form

This is the headline act of the FA Cup fifth round, and we have to wait all the way till Monday night for it. Both sides played in Europe during midweek. Much has been made of Chelsea’s inconsistent form, especially after they were beaten heavily by Manchester City 6-0 in their last Premier League fixture. But most of their issues have been away from home. Chelsea are currently on a five-match winning streak at Stamford Bridge and are unbeaten in six there. They have also produced at least two goals in each of their last five home fixtures across all competitions. Chelsea have looked shaky at times but the Blues have still taken four clean sheets in their last six home games. Will they be able to raise their game at home for this tough challenge though? Chelsea have only suffered one defeat at Stamford Bridge in all competitions this season, which was a Premier League loss against Leicester just before Christmas. So far in this FA Cup season, Chelsea have had back-to-back home games against Championship opposition. They beat Nottingham Forest and then Sheffield Wednesday with clean sheet victories. Chelsea have had a good Cup season already having reached the final of the EFL cup.  
Key-Facts - Chelsea v Manchester United
  • Chelsea have lost one home game only this season
  • There was a 2-2 draw between them at the Bridge in August
  • United are on six match winning streak on the road
 

Manchester United News and Form

The Red Devils will be making their second trip to Stamford Bridge this season, having played out a 2-2 draw in the Premier League back in August. Chelsea and Manchester United went up against each other in last season’s FA Cup final, the blues winning thanks to a spot-kick from Eden Hazard. Over the last five meetings in all competitions, things are even with two wins each and one draw. The Red Devils lost against PSG at home in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, their first defeat under the interim management of Ole Gunner Solksjaer. They did pick up a couple of injuries in the game to speedy attacking players Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard. The Red Devils have a great streak away form going as they are on a six-match winning streak of form on their travels. Throughout most of the early part of the season, they were struggling badly to earn a clean sheet away from home. That has changed lately though because they have now earned four clean sheets in their last five away fixtures. In the last round, they had a huge away game at Arsenal, and the Red Devils put on a fantastic performance to take a 3-1 victory. That was after Manchester United had opened their FA Cup campaign this season at home with a 2-0 victory over Championship side Reading. Now that their Champions League campaign looks in jeopardy, and with no shot at the Premier League title, this is their only chance at landing silverware this season.

Chelsea v Manchester United Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 4/6 Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Chelsea v Manchester United Predictions

Man Utd to win: Not an easy game to call, so it’s worth a shot on Manchester United for the price they are at. They are, after all, taking on a Chelsea side who look low in confidence and fragile at the back.
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Doncaster v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th February 2019

Crystal Palace
Doncaster v Crystal Palace Betting Tips - FA Cup, 17th February 4.00pm This is one of those great games which makes the FA Cup so special. Premier League side Palace, who aren’t free of relegation worries make a trip to face a League One side who are on a good promotion push. Read our predictions for Doncaster v Crystal Palace.

Doncaster v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 4/7 Draw 16/5 Doncaster 17/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Doncaster News and Form

Doncaster are the underdogs for this game, as the League One side are taking on Premier League opposition. However, Doncaster have been in such great form as of late, that they should be able to raise some kind of challenge in this tie. In League One, Doncaster are on a promotion push and they are a team in form. At the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster have posted a W8 D2 record in their last 10 fixtures their across all competitions. That is the kind of form that should be able to pose some threat to Crystal Palace. Not only that, in that 10 game sequence, Doncaster have scored at least two goals in each of those fixtures. You can take that trend a little bit further as well because Doncaster scored at least two goals in each of the five FA Cup games they have been involved in this season.  
Key-Facts - Doncaster v Crystal Palace
  • Doncaster are on a 10 match unbeaten streak at home
  • Doncaster have scored at least two goals in all FA Cup games this season
  • Crystal Palace have only 12 away games all season
 

Crystal Palace News and Form

It was back in the 2011/12 Championship season that Crystal Palace and Doncaster last met. Palace suffered a 1-0 loss on their last trip to the Keepmoat. How will they be able to handle themselves in this tricky away tie? Palace haven’t exactly been in fantastic away form this season. While Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last four games home and away (that includes their upset in knocking out Spurs in the last round), they have lost seven of their last 11 away games. Just once in their last six away games have Crystal Palace managed to put a clean sheet on the board. So if you put it all together along with the home form of Doncaster, this could be a tough afternoon for the Eagles. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last five away games, so that is a small positive for them. But then you have to look at the lack of clean sheets that they have taken to back up that scoring.

Doncaster v Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 10/11 Doncaster-draw double chance at 7/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)  

Doncaster v Crystal Palace Predictions

Doncaster To win: another rousing and spirited home performance at The Keepmoat from Doncaster could really put the wind up Crystal Palace. The Premier League side haven’t had a greatest of seasons on their travels, and there is a hint of an upset happening here.
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QPR v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th February 2019

Watford
QPR v Watford Betting Tips - FA Cup, 15th February 7.45pm This could be a good competitive cup tie at Loftus Road on Friday night. Championship side QPR are out of form but have been scoring goals. Will they be able to bring down Premier League side Watford? Read our predictions for QPR v Watford.

QPR v Watford Betting Odds*

Watford 10/11 Draw 23/10 QPR 16/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

QPR News and Form

QPR have fallen out of form recently. In the last round of the FA Cup, they took a home win over Portsmouth and that remains their only victory in their last seven played in all competitions. That victory too has seen the only clean sheet that they have produced in their last nine as well. While they needed a replay to get past League One side Pompey in the last round, QPR opened with an upset in beating then-Championship leaders Leeds. While they aren’t running particularly hot, their home form at Loftus Road isn’t bad. The R’s have won four of their last seven on home turf (D1 L2). Those two losses though were both inside their last three home games. QPR have shipped at least three goals in each of their last three home defeats. QPR have only failed to score in one of their last twelve home games in all competitions so do pose a threat going forward.  
Key-Facts - QPR v Watford
  • Watford have conceded in just one of their last five
  • QPR have scored in 11 of their last 12 at home
  • Watford won both FA Cup matches this season 2-0 away
 

Watford News and Form

Watford look pretty stable at the moment and are ticking over nicely. Watford have only suffered one loss in their last nine games across all competitions. There was a narrow one-goal margin loss away at Spurs in the Premier League. The Hornets do actually have a nice bit of away form behind them. They have gone W4 D3 L1 in their last eight away from Vicarage Road in all competitions. In their last away game, they played out a league 0-0 draw at Brighton, snapping a seven-match scoring streak in away games that they were on. Watford have so far, taken back to back 2-0 away wins in this season’s FA Cup. The first of those was at Woking, the other at Newcastle. The Hornets have four clean sheets in their last five games. Andre Gray has scored two of their last four goals.

QPR v Watford Tips & Odds

Watford to win and both teams to score at 3/1 Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

QPR v Watford Predictions

Watford to win: If QPR’s recent form was better there would be a bigger hint of an upset. We see them getting on the scoresheet, but ultimately have to back Watford to prevail.
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Newport v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th February 2019

Manchester City
Newport v Manchester City Betting Tips - FA Cup, 16th February 5.30pm This is the magic of the FA Cup. League Two side Newport get to host reigning English champions Man City on home soil in a dream tie. The Welsh club are naturally going off as heavy underdogs, will the Citizens continue their free-scoring form? Read our predictions for Newport v Manchester City.

Newport v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/20 Draw 12/1 Newport 28/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Newport News and Form

It should be a fantastic occasion for League Two side, Newport, whatever the outcome in this one. Do the Exiles simply play for damage control from the first kick off? They lost a home league game in midweek against the MK Dons but their focus was probably on this. In their last seven games in all competitions, Newport are W3 D2 L2. But they have won a fair chunk of their home games this season, including four of their last six there in all competitions (D1 L1). But this is a calibre of opposition the likes of which they have not met. Newport’s FA Cup journey began with a road win at the Met. Police then they beat Wrexham in a replay in the second round. Then the Exiles produced a big third-round upset in beating EPL side Leicester. They then earned a victory at Rodney Parade in the last round over Championship side Middlesbrough.  
Key-Facts - Newport v Manchester City
  • Newport knocked out EPL side Leicester in the third round
  • The Citizens have conceded only 1 goal in their last four away games
  • Man City have scored 12 goals in their two FA Cup matches this season
 

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City haven’t been in action since a big league win over Chelsea last weekend at the Etihad. Only twice this season in all competitions have Pep Guardiola’s men failed to score in a fixture. They have played eleven games during 2019, again across all competitions, and have scored at least two goals in nine of them. They have scored a total of twelve goals in their two FA Cup games this term, beating Burnley 5-0 and then Rotherham 7-0. They were both home games. But with other big scores of a 9-0 EFL Cup win over Burton and their 6-0 drubbing of Chelsea in the EPL, Newport have a big challenge ahead of them. City have taken a win in four of their last five games out on the road. But those have actually been the only four wins that the Citizens have taken in their last eight road fixtures (D1 L3).

Newport v Manchester City Tips & Odds

Man City to win to nil at 4/7 Man City -2.75 Asian Handicap at 7/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Newport v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: The Citizens are going to be expected to run up a few goals as they have done lately. The value may be in them simply shutting the door in the face of the Welsh side. City to win to nil.
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Wimbledon v Millwall Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th February 2019

Football Betting
Wimbledon v Millwall Betting Tips - FA Cup, 16th February 3.00pm Considering the position that Wimbledon are in at the foot of the League One table, it’s been a great FA Cup run from them. Can they keep it going for at least another round? They face Championship side Millwall at home. Read our predictions for Wimbledon v Millwall.

Wimbledon v Millwall Betting Odds*

Millwall 19/20 Draw 23/10 Wimbledon 3/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Wimbledon News and Form

Wimbledon are stuck in big relegation peril right at the foot of League One. Survival looks a long way off. But they did earn a positive of an away win in the league on Tuesday night, snapping a four-match losing streak. The FA Cup has given them some nice relief from league stresses. After wins away at Haringey and Halifax, the Dons were then underdogs against League One promotion-chasers Fleetwood, but the Dons prevailed. Then in the fourth round came their biggest win as they dumped four goals past Premier League side West Ham. The Dons simply took their chances after only earning 33% of possession against the Hammers. So Wimbledon have scored at least three goals in each of their last three FA Cup games. The win over West Ham is their only success in their last five home games (D1 L3). They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four home games too while failing to score in three of their last five.
Key-Facts - Wimbledon v Millwall
  • Both claimed a win over an EPL side in the last round
  • Millwall are without a goal in three games
  • Millwall have lost ten of their fifteen away games this season
 

Millwall News and Form

Through the end of December and early January, things were looking up for Millwall as they put together a four-match winning streak. But things aren't quite as good for them at the moment. The Lions have won only one of their last six played across all competitions. That win was a 3-2 success at The Den in the last round of the FA Cup over Premier League side Everton. That was a win laced with controversy as there was a big handball involved in one of their goals. But the goal stood and here they are. Millwall though are now without a goal in any of their last three games played. They have failed to score in four of their last six across all competitions. You have to look at their away form this season. It’s terrible at just W1 D4 L10 in all competitions. How comfortable of a fixture is this going to be for them?

Wimbledon v Millwall Predictions

Draw: We feel that the Dons could get this back to a reply because the Lions have been on a bit of a slide recently, struggling in front of goal. Draw.
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Brighton v Derby Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th February 2019

Brighton
Brighton v Derby Betting Tips - FA Cup, 16th February 12.30pm The Seagulls are likely going to have their hands full in this FA Cup tie against Championship opponents Derby. They could even be quite evenly matched on the day. Will home advantage swing it in favour of the Premier League side? Read our predictions for Brighton v Derby.

Brighton v Derby Betting Odds*

Brighton 5/6 Draw 5/2 Derby 10/3 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Brighton News and Form

The Seagulls are feeling the pinch at the moment because they have failed to win any of their last seven fixtures (over 90 minutes). They needed extra time in their replay against Championship side West Brom in the last round to get through. Glenn Murray came on and rescued them with two extra-time goals. Brighton have actually only managed to win two of their last 14 games across all competitions, and only one of those were at home. So their winning touch has really deserted them for the large part. They did get a good cup upset victory out at Bournemouth in the third round of the season’s FA Cup though. Back at home, they are currently on a four-match winless streak at the Amex, scoring just the one goal in that sequence of matches. In eight of their last 11 games at the Amex, Brighton have scored exactly one goal in. They don’t do things by big margins. To be fair they have taken three clean sheets in their last five at the Amex.  
Key-Facts - Brighton v Derby
  • Brighton have won only two of their last 14 fixtures
  • The Seagulls are winless in four home fixtures
  • Derby have lost just one of their last 10 games in all competitions
 

Derby News and Form

Derby will be eyeing up this FA Cup tie and even though they are out on the road at a Premier League side, they may not be fearing this too much. The big goal for Derby this season is trying to finish in the top six in the Championship. But they could only manage a 1-1 draw away at bottom side Ipswich on Wednesday. But that leaves the Rams with only one loss in their last 10 games across all competitions. It leaves them four matches undefeated on their travels as well. They had a taste of success against the Premier League side in the third round of this season’s FA Cup, beating Southampton. The Rams got the job done in a penalty shootout in the replay at St Mary’s. Derby took a 1-0 away win at League One side Accrington in the fourth round. Overall in all competitions, Derby have suffered only the one defeat in their last six on the road. There is every reason to believe that they are going to be well in this tie at the Amex stadium. Home side Brighton may find it hard to shake off the Rams.

Brighton v Derby Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at evens Brighton to win outright at 5/6 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Brighton v Derby Predictions

Brighton to win: This has the look of being a really tight scrap at the Amex but Brighton have done well at home and may have just enough to squeeze through. Home win.
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Bristol City v Wolves Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th February 2019

Football Betting
Bristol City v Wolves Betting Tips - FA Cup, 17th February 1.00pm This is not a comfortable away tie for Premier League side Wolves. They are heading down to Ashton Gate to face Championship side Bristol City. The Robins have been in some pretty hot winning recently. Read our predictions for Bristol City v Wolves.

Bristol City v Wolves Betting Odds*

Wolves 17/20 Draw 5/2 Bristol City 16/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Bristol City News and Form

Bristol City are the form team of the top four tiers of English football. The Championship side earned a 2-1 win over QPR in league action on Tuesday. That was their ninth straight win across all competitions. So they have plenty of wind in their sails and can make life uncomfortable for Wolves. Bristol City have posted an unbeaten W11 D4 record in their last fifteen games in all competitions, which is astounding form. At Ashton Gate they are on a six-match winning streak, having collected three clean sheets in that sequence (three goals conceded in total). The Robins have scored in each of their last nine home games in all competitions. They knocked out top-flight side Huddersfield in the third round, before dumping out Bolton in the last round. Both of those FA Cup wins were on home soil.  
Key-Facts - Bristol City v Wolves
  • Bristol City are on a nine match winning streak
  • The Robins are undefeated in fifteen games
  • Wolves have scored at least two goals in five of their last six3
 

Wolves News and Form

Wolves have been in great form as well lately, although not as good as Bristol City’s. Wolves are six matches undefeated (W4 D2) after a late equaliser to get a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night. Wolves have been firing well in front of goal. They have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last six games played. They are on a six-match scoring streak currently. Away from home Wolves have lost just one of their last six in all competitions and that was a league trip to Man City (where they played most of the game with ten men). Wolves have scored at least two goals in three of their last four away games. They have not managed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine away games. Wolves have lost two of their last three trips to Ashton Gate but took a 2-1 win on their last visit which was in the 2017 Championship.

Bristol City v Wolves Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 5/2 1-1 correct score at 11/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Bristol City v Wolves Predictions

Draw: While Wolves may end up controlling the game, they are facing a very good, confident Bristol City side. The hosts may have enough to get this back to a replay. Draw.
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Swansea v Brentford Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th February 2019

Football Betting
Swansea v Brentford Betting Tips - FA Cup, 17th February 4.00pm It is a battle between two Championship sides at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea have already beaten the Bees this season and will be looking to make the most of home advantage here. Read our predictions for Swansea v Brentford.

Swansea v Brentford Betting Odds*

Swansea 29/20 Brentford 19/10 Draw 9/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Swansea News and Form

Swansea have home soil advantage for this fifth round FA Cup tie as they take on fellow Championship side Brentford. It can be another hard to predict the outcome of cup clashes between two sides from the same division. However, Swansea have some big head-to-head advantage going over the Bees at the moment. The Welsh club have gone unbeaten in their last seven fixtures against Brentford in all competitions, and they are currently on a five-match winning streak against them. Four of the last five victories that Swansea have taken over Brentford have been by a 2-0 scoreline. Swansea paid a visit to Championship title contenders Leeds on Wednesday night, coming away from an Elland Road empty-handed. However, Swansea are undefeated in their last five games at the Liberty Stadium, winning three of those. Swansea do though only have two clean sheets in their last nine home fixtures.  
Key-Facts - Swansea v Brentford
  • The Swans are unbeaten in five at the Liberty Stadium
  • Swansea are unbeaten in seven against Brentford
  • Brentford have only won two away games all season
 

Brentford News and Form

Brentford too had midweek action in the league, as they played host to Aston Villa, grabbing a victory. But it is their away form which really has come under some scrutiny. They have been a much better side at Griffin Park than out on the road this season. The Bees have only managed one victory in their last 16 away games in all competitions. Actually, Brentford have only collected two victories all season on their travels. So that surely has to count as a negative against them. Also, they have only managed one clean sheet all season away from home. They have actually conceded at least two goals in eight of their last three away games. But each of Brentford’s last three road games have ended up over 2.5 goals, so hopefully that translates to excitement for this FA Cup fifth-round tie. Even though they have not been winning much, Brentford have actually only lost one of their last five away games (W1 D3 L1).

Swansea v Brentford Tips & Odds

Swansea to win to nil at 7/2 Under 2.5 goals at 19/20 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Swansea v Brentford Predictions

Swansea to win: The Swans have home soil advantage and winning form over the Bees. That’s enough for us. Swansea to win to nil.
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