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Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 19th May 2018

Manchester United
Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup, 19th May 5.15pm Will it be Chelsea or Manchester United getting their hands on a piece of silverware this season in the FA Cup final at Wembley on the weekend? There has been no love lost between the two managers this season and there is plenty of speculation as to whether or not this will be Antonio Conte’s last game in charge of the Blues. Manchester United did pretty well against the other top six rivals in the Premier League this season, so can they take down the disjointed Chelsea to finish the season on a high?

Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Betting Odds*

Manchester United 8/5, Chelsea 19/20, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018)

Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Betting Tips

Chelsea looked as if they had played their way into a serious challenge for a top four finish in the Premier League this season. However, after their four-match winning streak, it all fell apart for them in their last two games. A home draw against Huddersfield was followed up by their worst performance of the season in suffering a three-nil loss at Newcastle on the final day of the season. Chelsea have just looked off-colour for pretty much the entirety of the season only producing in small patches here and there. It is glaringly obvious that they are missing a big goal scoring threat up front, but they haven’t been very convincing in defence either. Will their current lack of punch going forward hinder their chances of trying to break down Manchester United’s defence? Manchester United generally play a bit conservative and so will Chelsea find the space to open them up? Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018). Chelsea certainly did not look confident in their own ability at Newcastle on the weekend. Defensively they have just looked an absolute shambles at times this season a far cry from their powerful season last term. However, they do have three clean sheets in their last five games but in their final five games of the season, they only managed to score more than one goal in a game on one occasion. In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced option available is the 1-1 draw at 5 to 1 odds but a Manchester United 1-0 option is at 11 to 2 and pretty appealing for this FA Cup Final. Chelsea were very nearly knocked out in the third round of the FA Cup as they needed a penalty shoot-out at home against Championship Norwich to make it through. They did then have easy home wins over Newcastle and then Hull and in the quarter-finals, they needed extra time to move past Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Chelsea took a 2-0 win at Wembley over Southampton in the semi finals but didn’t have things all their own way in that game. With a second-place finish in the Premier League and a place in the FA Cup final, it has been a pretty decent season from Manchester United even though their performances have been less than spectacular. But they can finish with a bang here and they are in decent form having lost only one of the last 14 matches across all competitions. The Red Devils won 10 of those games so their form is strong. They did have to get through the end of the season without their top goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku but the Red Devils are hoping that he will be fit to start at Wembley. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea won the Golden Gloves in the Premier League this season setting a new record for clean sheets. He really is a match winner and a game changer for United and really holds up what is a pretty average looking defence in front of him. Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is 3/1 odds. Manchester United have not really been troubled in the FA Cup this season as they started out with a comfortable home victory over Championship side Derby. They then went out on the road to bank wins at Yeovil and then Huddersfield before beating Brighton back at Old Trafford in the quarter finals. United did not ship a single goal on their way to reaching the semi-finals. They had to go up against Spurs in the semi finals and United were underdogs for that game with Spurs in form and having played all of their home games at Wembley this season. But it was United who did come out on top, doing a great job of keeping Spurs quiet and they took a 2-1 victory for themselves. That continued the streak of the Red Devils scoring at least two goals in each and every one of their FA Cup matches this season. Even though they have been heavily criticised this season they do seem to be organised they generally stick to a conservative game plan as is generally the way with Jose Mourinho. It is the result that matters the most not the performance.

Chelsea v Manchester United head to head

From the two Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Manchester United this season they both took a home victory and both of those victories were by a one goal margin only. They were paired up in the FA Cup last season with Chelsea taking a home win over the Red Devils. Chelsea have won three of the last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions and each of those victories they won with a clean sheet as well. From the previous fourteen FA Cup matches that these two have contested it is Manchester United who are 8-4 ahead with the two drawn matches.  

Who will win - Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Predictions

Chelsea looked really short on confidence and quality in their defeat at Newcastle on the weekend. They can’t seem to get much going inside the opposition penalty box and Manchester United should be able to hold them at bay. The Red Devils are the stronger and more organised of the two sides and can take the victory to nil.
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Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018

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Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup, 22nd April 3.00pm

Southampton’s Premier League season hasn’t gone well so the FA Cup has been a nice release for them and they get a big day out at Wembley on the weekend. They threw away a 2-0 lead at home against Chelsea in the league last weekend to lose 3-2 but at least they were competitive in the match. Can they rattle Chelsea, who will be going into the fixture as favourites? This is the final shot at silverware for the Blues this season so they aren’t going to take it lightly.

Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Chelsea 2/5, Draw 7/2, Southampton 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips

The FA Cup is Chelsea’s last shot at success this season. It all started in a pretty nervy fashion for them as well. After drawing a Championship side Norwich, they were taken all the way to a penalty shoot-out in the replay before squeezing through there. Things got a little more comfortable for them though as they banked clean-sheet home wins over Newcastle and Hull in subsequent rounds. That left them with a tricky away tie at Leicester in the quarter finals, but the Blues got through thanks to a great extra time winner produced by Pedro. Chelsea won’t be disappointed with the draw here either having avoided Spurs and Manchester United in the semi-final draw. In the bet365 correct score market a Chelsea 2-0 result is at 11/2 odds with a 2-1 success for them at 7/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Chelsea have had some real troubles picking up clean sheets recently. Chelsea have collected seven FA Cup wins, with the last of those happening in 2012. They made it to last season's final where they were favourites against Arsenal, but slipped to a 2-1 loss. Just last weekend Chelsea met Southampton in the Premier League and managed to turn around a 2-0 deficit with three goals in the final twenty minutes of action to bank the victory. Chelsea had won their home game against Southampton 1-0 so a Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin bet at bet365 for 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) looks a decent proposition. Southampton are up in the FA Cup head to head with Chelsea, having won four of the previous eight (D3 L1) against the Blues. Currently, though Chelsea are on a five-match winning streak against Southampton across all competitions, losing just one of their last ten against them (losing two of the last 19 head to heads). All but two of the last eight games between Chelsea and Southampton have produced at least three goals so over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) is worth a look. Southampton have won the FA Cup once before, getting the title in 1976. The Saints have been to the FA Cup final on three other occasions finishing runners-up, the most recent of which was in 2003 against Arsenal. Southampton are struggling to survive in the Premier League but through the FA Cup, they do at least have a chance to come away with some positive. They opened with a win at Championship side Fulham, before taking out Watford at St Mary’s. After a victory at West Brom, they took out League One side Wigan, the surprise conquerors of Man City in this season’s Cup. Three of Southampton's FA Cup wins this season have been by a one-goal margin only. They are going to have to overcome some poor head to head form against the Blues to progress, but going as underdogs the pressure won’t be on them.

Who will win - Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Predictions

Chelsea should be strong enough with the depth that they have and their creative players should express themselves with the extra space available on the Wembley pitch. Southampton are likely to come up short again but as they were competitive recently against the Blues, back a Chelsea to win & both teams to score option.
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Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 21st April 2018

Tottenham
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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Celtic v Rangers FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th April 2018

Football Betting
Celtic v Rangers Betting Preview - FA Cup 15th April 2.30pm Another big Old Firm derby is set up for the second Scottish FA Cup semi-final this season. This is a repeat of last season’s meeting in the final four which Celtic took the win in before going on to beat Aberdeen in the Final. Will it be a straight repeat for success for Celtic or will their rivals be able to get an upset against them? It has been a while since they managed to do that and the Gers will be heading to Hampden Park as underdogs.

Celtic v Rangers FA Cup Betting Tips

So another great tussle is on the cards between these two. Celtic have already collected the League Cup and they are well on their way to winning the Scottish Premiership yet again so plenty of success is coming their way. This is a big challenge for them though as Rangers will be up for this and the Gers have the scoring power to threaten. Celtic have only lost the two domestic matches all season, the rest of the defeats they have suffered this term were in Europe. They are W5 D2 in their last seven games in all competitions and during that spell, they took five clean sheets as well. Celtic are hard to break down at the back and that can be seen in their defensive record in the Scottish top flight his season. A Celtic to win to nil is at 21/10 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:34 p.m. on April 13th, 2018).

Celtiv v Rangers 2018 Infographic

It’s priced like that really because Rangers have attacking power in them, so there is a decent chance of goals at both ends. Across their three games in the FA Cup this season, Celtic have returned eleven goals with just the two conceded (two clean sheets). The shortest-priced options at is running in the correct score market is the 1-1 draw over ninety minutes at 6/1 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:34 p.m. on April 13th, 2018). Rangers have actually scored more league goals than Celtic have done this season but have failed to score in two for their three games against the rivals this season. The Gers have won just one of their last four games (D1 L2) so have perhaps just gone off the boil a little bit and that run was sparked by a league defeat at home against Celtic back on March 11th. Rangers were on a six-match winning streak before that so their momentum has gone. They did take a big win over Dundee last weekend though in the league. They do have the goals in them and they have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last ten games in all competitions. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:34 p.m. on April 13th, 2018). The question is, can they produce enough to out-gun their opponents on the day? There has been the three meetings this season between them in the Premiership, with Celtic winning twice at Ibrox and drawing at home 0-0 against the Gers. That leaves Celtic on a twelve match undefeated streak of form against their Glasgow rivals in all competitions. Celtic have won their last two FA Cup matches against Rangers by a 2-0 scoreline. From previous FA Cup meetings, Celtic are 24-16 ahead with ten drawn matches.    

Celtic v Rangers FA Cup Betting Odds*

Celtic 7/10, Draw 13/5, Rangers 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:34 p.m. on April 13th, 2018)

Celtic v Rangers FA Cup Predictions

Celtic just keep proving themselves time and time again and when they were really challenged by Rangers in March Premiership meeting the Bhoys still came out on top. It’s work backing with Celtic to get the job done but considering both teams to score as well.
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Motherwell v Aberdeen FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th April 2018

Football Betting
Motherwell v Aberdeen Betting Preview - FA Cup 14th April 12.15pm This will be the first of the Scottish FA Cup semi-finals this weekend and the winner of this tie will go on to face the winner of Celtic and Rangers in the Final. Motherwell have scrapped and battled their way to the final four and will go as underdogs against the Dons who are looking to make it back to the showcase match after losing last year’s final.

Motherwell v Aberdeen FA Cup Betting Tips

Motherwell failed to make it into the top six at the season’s split in the Scottish Premiership so the FA Cup run is going to be the highlight of their season. They did also have a great League Cup campaign too, reaching the final where they lost against Celtic so they have certainly shown plenty of cup moxie along the way this term. Can they turn out an upset in this semi-final? Motherwell’s FA Cup run started with a success at home against Hamilton, before taking out Dundee away from home. They pulled off a 2-1 home win over Hearts in the quarter finals so that’s exactly two goals in each of their FA Cup games this season. The Well are not in great current form though currently going D3 L2 in their last five Scottish Premiership games. Are they just saving their best for the FA Cup? The worrying thing for them is that they have failed to score in four of their last five league games and one of those was at home against Aberdeen recently. So The Dons will be heading to Hampden Park as the favourite and their league defeat last weekend against Hearts snapped a six-match undefeated streak of form that they were on in all competitions (W3 D3). They will be keen to get back to the final again after last season's disappointment there against Celtic. In their recent league win over Motherwell, it took a couple of second-half goals for them to get the three points and Aberdeen are at 9/4 odds to win to nil with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:34 p.m. on April 13th, 2018). After easing through their first two FA Cup matches this season, they did have a fight on their hands against Kilmarnock in the last round, needing a penalty shootout to get through in the end. The Dons do have superior firepower in them. At this stage of last year’s competition, they battled their way past Hibs with a 3-2 win. As the Well know how to scrap it out, it may be worth backing the Dons to get through by a one-goal margin and no more. These two have already met four times this season, with this even at two wins each. Motherwell took a 3-0 home win over the Dons in the Scottish League and then won on the road at Pittodrie in their one league meeting there this season. Aberdeen's two wins were both away from home in the Scottish top flight. Aberdeen are 109-68 ahead in the overall head-to-head history between the two clubs. They are narrowly 6-4 up with four drawn matches from the fourteen previous FA Cup games played.

Motherwell v Aberdeen FA Cup Betting Odds*

Aberdeen 21/20, Draw 23/10, Motherwell 13/5* (Betting Odds taken at 7:34 p.m. on April 13th, 2018)

Motherwell v Aberdeen FA Cup Predictions

Aberdeen should have the quality to get over the finish line and back to the Final. They have been in much better form than the Well have been that’s for sure. There is a decent chance that the Dons will get out of this with a clean sheet behind them too.
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FA Cup Semi Final Draw, Winner Odds & Predictions

Tottenham
After an exciting weekend of FA Cup quarter-final action and with no waiting around for any replays, the final four are set for this season’s competition. Chelsea, Spurs, Southampton and Manchester United are the last four teams left standing and the heavyweight showdown of the Wembley semi-final matches is Man Utd v Tottenham. Tottenham made light work of Swansea on the weekend, beating the Welsh club 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium in what could have been a tricky game for the Lilywhites. But they sailed through without the injured Harry Kane and will join Manchester United, who were once again largely uninspiring as they took a 2-0 home win over Brighton. Sunday saw Mark Hughes win at the first time of asking as the new Southampton boss as they avoided a banana skin out at the DW Stadium against Wigan, who had eliminated Manchester City there in the last round. So that was a job pretty well done by the Saints who will go to Wembley to face Chelsea. The Blues put in a spirited effort on the road at the King Power against Leicester, with Pedro netting an extra time winner for them.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Tottenham 2/1, Man Utd 9/4, Chelsea 13/8, Southampton 14/1* (betting odds taken at 9:17 p.m. on March 18th, 2018)

Semi Final Odds*

Chelsea 3/9, Draw 7/2, Southampton 11/2 Tottenham 6/4, Man Utd 9/4, Draw 9/4* (betting odds taken at 9:17 p.m. on March 18th, 2018)

Predictions

Tottenham will have something of an advantage in their tie because of them playing their home games at Wembley this season and knowing the stadium and conditions well there. Manchester United are really struggling to get out of second gear in matches and Spurs should be able to make the most of this opportunity. As for the other semi final, the open spaces that Chelsea should enjoy on the Wembley pitch should see them through which should set up a thrilling London derby for the Final.
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Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th March 2018

Leicester
Leicester v Chelsea Betting Preview - FA Cup 18th March 4.30pm From the Nou Camp to the King Power. It’s a busy week for Chelsea as they try and close in a little further on some domestic silverware for the season. Their results haven’t been good enough to where they can expect to have a comfortable evening in this FA Cup quarter final. Leicester, who will be the fresher of the two, will no doubt see the huge opportunity in front of them to knockout a major contender for the Cup.

Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Betting Tips

Leicester won’t have too much to fear in this one as they should be in with a good chance of moving ahead in the Cup. At least that's what they should believe. The Foxes are unbeaten in nine games now at the King Power in all competitions (over 90 minutes) and in that sequence have held Man City to an EFL Cup draw and Manchester United to league draw. The Foxes have drawn three of their last four home games by a 1-1 scoreline and 1-1 correct score option at bet365 for this contest is up at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:09 a.m. on March 14th, 2018). Leicester have played two home games so far this season in the tournament and have won them both to nil, taking down Fleetwood in a replay and then beating Sheffield United in the last round. Leicester have conceded just one goal in the FA Cup this season. But since January, the wins have been hard to come by for them as they are W2 D3 L2 in their last seven matches played. They have scored in each of their last nine games at home though and will pose the Blues some threat here. Leicester and Chelsea have already contested their two Premier League fixtures for the season, with the Blues coming out on top with four points. The Blues took a 2-1 win at the King Power, and despite being easily second best back at the Bridge managed to somehow get away with a 0-0 draw. Chelsea are unbeaten in six games against the Foxes (W4 D2) and have won their last three at the King Power in all competitions. Chelsea should create some chances in the game though because Leicester doesn’t have a clean sheet in any of their last eight games. Chelsea bowed out of the Champions League in midweek against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, going down 3-0 but having a really good go at the Spaniards. So now the FA Cup becomes even more important to them. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:09 a.m. on March 14th, 2018) and looks a pretty viable option. The trouble for the Blues is that their away from is pretty miserable right now having lost each of their last nine away from home in all competitions. They conceded at least two goals in four of those five games, failing to score in their last two. They have won just one of their last nine away from the Bridge now. This looks like a tough away tie for them to handle. There is no replays now at the quarter final stages, just extra time and penalties if needed.

Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Betting Odds*

Chelsea 11/10, Leicester 12/5, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 04:09 a.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Predictions

Leicester have to be worth a flutter to come up with something in this one. They have home advantage, they will be fresher and they played so well against Chelsea in their last league encounter. The Foxes are worth a dabble to deliver against the slightly ragged Blues.
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Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th March 2018

Southampton
Wigan v Southampton Betting Preview - FA Cup 18th March 1.30pm Southampton’s defeat at Newcastle last weekend was one of the worst ever performances from a Premier League side. Ever. It prompted the firing of boss Mauricio Pellegrini so it will be interesting to see where they go from here. This is a tricky FA Cup quarter-final for them though against a Wigan side who have produced a big giant-killing act in knocking out Manchester City.

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips

What a success story Wigan are writing this season. They could find themselves up in the Championship next season and they are in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. They started their FA Cup campaign a long way back in November against League Two side Crawley last November and they have certainly come a long way. In the third round they nearly won at Premier League side Bournemouth but were held to a draw, but back at the DW Wigan ran out 3-0 winners over the Cherries. Then they took out West Ham 2-0 and then they pulled off the biggest Cup upset of the season in beating Manchester City 1-0 at the DW thanks to a late strike by Will Grigg. Wigan to win to nil at William Hill has to have some appeal therefore in this one at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). They have produced well on home form all season and have suffered just the one defeat in their last thirteen games on home soil in all competitions, winning five of their last seven there (D1 L1). Wigan have earned eight clean sheets in their last ten home fixtures. So they should have plenty of appeal for punters and a Wigan 1-0 in the William Hill correct score market is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). This will be just the fourth game between the two sides, the first being an FA Cup meeting in 1986 which Southampton won at home. The two were then together in the 2012/13 Premier League with Wigan taking four points away from the two games after winning away and drawing at home. Southampton’s performance in their league defeat out at Newcastle last weekend was nothing short of atrocious. They weren’t trying and simply threw in the towel. So now that they have shoved Mauricio Pellegrino out of the door what next for them? The Saints are W2 D2 L2 in their last six games and both wins in what sequence were against the struggling West Brom, one of them in the last round of the FA Cup. Southampton have won all three of their FA Cup games this season by a one-goal margin, taking out Fulham, Watford and then West Brom. Away from home, their form isn’t bad with a W3 D3 L1 record going, but the manner of their defeat at Newcastle will have fans worried. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five road games and under 2.5 goals at William Hill returns 6/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018).

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Southampton 23/20, Draw 9/4, Wigan 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions

Wigan still have to look value in this one to produce the victory because of what they have achieved so far and there being no reason to trust Southampton to churn out anything. It would be another huge success for the Latics.
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Swansea v Tottenham FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th March 2018

Swansea
Swansea v Tottenham Betting Preview - FA Cup 17th March 12.15pm An interesting all-Premier League clash now and Tottenham, whose only piece of silverware this season can be in the FA Cup after getting dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus, will have to go without the injured Harry Kane. That will give the home side a boost and the Swans have been producing some fine form at the Liberty Stadium and could make life uncomfortable for the favourites.

Swansea v Tottenham FA Cup Betting Tips

Can Swansea use home advantage to put themselves through to the FA Cup semi-finals? They have done so well at home in the FA Cup already this season there is a good chance for them here. They are in brilliant home form at the moment, running on a seven-match winning streak at the Liberty Stadium in all competitions, which includes league wins over Liverpool and Arsenal. On home soil in this season’s FA Cup, Swansea have beaten Championship high-fliers Wolves, hammered eight goals past League Two side Notts County and saw off current boss Carlos Carvalhal’s former club Sheffield Wednesday. So there has been no question about their ability to take chances on home soil and therefore it is worth a look at both teams to score for even money odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:32 p.m.). That has happened in three of the last four between these two at the Liberty Stadium. It has been a while since Swansea celebrated a home win over Spurs. It hasn’t happened since the 1991 League Cup and are D2 L5 since then against the Lilywhites on home turf. From the two Premier League meetings this season, Swansea earned a 0-0 draw at Wembley before losing 2-0 at home against the Lilywhites back on January 2nd. This will be the first ever FA Cup game between Swansea and Tottenham. Tottenham have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last eight games against the Swans, but they will now be without the injured Harry Kane for a while. It will be interesting to see what back up plan that they have. Fernando Llorente is now the 3/1 outright favourite in the bet365 first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:32 p.m.). Can he step up to the plate against his former club? The winning form of Spurs away from home isn't great having taken just two in their last seven (D5) and in that sequence, they have collected just the one clean sheet. They have netted in each of their last thirteen away games in all competitions and unbeaten in nine on the road though (W4 D8). Over 2.5 goals at bet365 is a decent option to consider for this one. Tottenham have drawn out at Rochdale and Newport in this season’s FA Cup in their away games, needing replays to get through those ties.

Swansea v Tottenham FA Cup Betting Odds*

    Tottenham 9/20, Draw 16/5, Swansea 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:27 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Swansea v Tottenham FA Cup Predictions

There is a decent chance of this going beyond 90 minutes. There are no replays at this stage now, just extra time and penalties if needed. Swansea are battling along well at the moment and have to use Tottenham’s loss of Harry Kane as a motivator. Look for a draw at 90 minutes.
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Manchester United v Brighton FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th March 2018

Manchester United
Manchester United v Brighton Betting Preview - FA Cup 17th March 7.45pm Now that the FA Cup is Manchester United’s final hope of silverware this season, they are going to have to knuckle down and not take things lightly. Their midweek Champions League exit against Sevilla was a blow but they are comfortable favourites as they face up to Brighton in this one. The Seagulls though have been carrying some nice form recently, but will it be enough to cause a Cup upset?

Manchester United v Brighton FA Cup Betting Tips

The Red Devils have blown their shot at the Champions League having lost at home against Sevilla in midweek. The only silverware they can get this term now is the FA Cup. Manchester United have looked so lethargic at times this season, but when they have to up the tempo they look good. They just seem to start with a negative frame of mind. Still, they will be relatively pleased with their draw for the FA Cup quarter-final as they have a good chance of moving ahead. The home form of the Red Devils this season has been good, having won five of their last six there (L1) and suffering only two losses all season at home across all competitions. For the most part, they have been solid in defence on home soil and Manchester United to win to nil at Ladbrokes is a decent option at even money odds* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.). So far in the FA Cup, the Red Devils have beaten Derby, Yeovil and Huddersfield without conceding. Manchester United have won their last three home games against Brighton by a 1-0 scoreline and if you fancy a repeat of that, it is at 11/2 odds with Ladbrokes with 2-0 success for United in at a shorter price at 24/5* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.). United won 1-0 earlier in the season against Brighton in the Premier League and also in their last FA Cup meeting which was in 1993. Manchester United hold a W4 D2 record from their six previous FA Cup matches against Brighton. Looking back at the head to head, United have won their last four on home soil against the Seagulls without shipping a goal. Brighton are doing alright at the moment. Into the FA Cup quarter-finals, sitting around mid table in the Premier League with a good chance of survival. So they are holding their own and they have suffered only the one defeat in their last eight games across all competitions (D5 D2) so they have been playing well. They have been struggling badly for clean sheets though as they have managed one only since their FA Cup fourth round away win at Middlesbrough at the back end of January. So that’s a seven-match stretch without one for them now. Brighton have only posted three wins away from home in all competitions all season and they are W1 D3 L2 in their last six on the road, failing to net in seven of their last ten away from the south coast. Both teams not to score in the fixture with Ladbrokes is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.).

Manchester United v Brighton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Manchester United 4/11, Draw 15/4, Brighton 8/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:32 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Manchester United v Brighton FA Cup Predictions

Brighton are a much stronger side at home and therefore Manchester United should be able to grind their way through this tie. They can be frustrating to watch because they can play well when they up the tempo but like to take things slow. A repeat 1-0 home win for them over the Seagulls would not be a shock.
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