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Champions League Quarter Finals Betting 2018 Winner Odds & Predictions

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The final eight teams left standing in this year’s UEFA Champions League now all know their fate in the quarter-finals after the draw was made on Friday, March 16th. It has thrown together a tremendous clash between the two last standing Premier League clubs in this year’s tournament, Manchester City and Liverpool. So that will be a mouthwatering showdown to look forward too while the reigning Champions Real Madrid will have a tough battle on their hands as they head off to face Italian giants Juventus in the quarter finals. The two met in the Final in Cardiff last season, with Real Madrid running out big winners in the showcase match. Will Juve be able to gain some revenge? Here we take a preview of the four ties.

Champions League Quarter Finals Betting Odds*

Barcelona 5/2, Man City 3/1, Bayern Munich 4/1, Real Madrid 9/2, Juventus 10/1, Liverpool 12/1, Sevilla 66/1, Roma 66/1* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)

Outright Winner Odds Converted to Chance of Winning

Barcelona 28.5% Man City 25% Bayern Munich 20% Real Madrid 18% Juventus 9% Liverpool 7.5% Sevilla 1.5% Roma 1.5%

Barcelona v Roma

Barcelona will be expected to roll their way through this one. Roma had a tough time of things in seeing off Shakhtar Donetsk in the last round so are probably going to have their work cut out for them in this one against a much more difficult opponents. The Catalans have been moving through the tournament effortlessly once again and they have moved to 5/2 favourites at Bet365 following the draw* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). They are favourites to win the first leg of this tie against Roma at home which is on Wednesday, April 4th. There have been the four previous meetings between the two clubs and from those things are actually even with one win each and two drawn matches having been played out. The last time they were together was in the 2015/16 Group Stage, with Barcelona winning 6-1 at home. The Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last twelve matches against Italian club, winning nine of those. Oh, and Lionel Messi has 12 goals 19 previous games against Italian opposition. Barcelona are probably going to find themselves in the final four.

Sevilla v Bayern Munich

After seeing off Manchester United in the last round, Spanish side Sevilla gets a tougher task as they face up to Bayern Munich. The Spaniards performed well against United in the round of sixteen, but they still looked pretty shaky at the back. Bayern Munich coasted through their tie against Besiktas in the last round and are favourites to win this tussle. This will be the first meeting between the two in UEFA competition and what makes this one interesting is that Bayern have lost their last five games in Spain, while Sevilla will be defending an unbeaten home record against German sides (W7 D4) when they host the Bundesliga powerhouses in the first leg.

Juventus v Real Madrid

What a tie this should be. Everything great about Juventus was seen in their second leg victory at Wembley over Spurs in the last round. They looked down and out in the second leg but called on all of their experience and nous to find a way to win through at the end of the day, taking a 2-1 win in London. They famously met up with Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League final with Real Madrid winning 4-1. However, it is Juventus who have won the last four two-legged ties against Real Madrid including the 2014/15 semi-final clash. They have won six of their last seven home games against the Spaniards as well. From the nineteen previous meetings, Real Madrid are 9-8 ahead with two draws. The Bianconeri may well make a good fist of this and do have a little appeal at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.) to win the first leg in Turin.

Liverpool v Manchester City

The bonus of this draw is that there will be a guaranteed English side in the final four of this year’s Champions League. This will be their first meeting in UEFA competition but it was Liverpool who are the only side to have beaten Manchester City in the Premier League this season. They are dominating the head to head from previous domestic fixtures as well, being 87-45 ahead with 46 drawn matches over the Citizens. You get the feeling that Liverpool's chances will hinge on them producing a result at home in this first leg, but they are 2/1 underdogs at bet365 to do so, with City at 13/10 to pull off the victory* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). The Citizens have managed to pick up just the one win in their last eight games against the Reds in all competitions.

Quarter-final first legs

3 April: Sevilla v Bayern, Juventus v Real Madrid 4 April: Barcelona v Roma, Liverpool v Man. City

Quarter-final second legs

10 April: Roma v Barcelona, Man. City v Liverpool 11 April: Bayern v Sevilla, Real Madrid v Juventus

First Leg Odds*

Juventus 6/4, Real Madrid 9/5, Draw 9/4 Bayern Munich 8/11, Draw 3/1, Sevilla 16/5 Barcelona 1/4, Draw 9/2, Roma 11/1 Man City 13/10, Liverpool 2/1, Draw 12/5* (all betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)

To Qualify Odds*

Barcelona 1/9, Roma 11/2 Bayern Munich 1/8, Sevilla 5/1 Real Madrid 4/9, Juventus 13/8 Man City 4/11, Liverpool 2/1* (all betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)

European Cup/Champions League Quarter Final Records

Barcelona - W14 L5 Bayern Munich - W18 L10 Juventus - W12 L5 Liverpool - W8 L4 Man City - W1 L0 Real Madrid - W28 L6 Roma - W1 L2 Sevilla - W0 L1

Quarter Final Predictions

It is easy enough to imagine that Barcelona and Bayern Munich will see off their respective opponents easily enough to make it through to the final four and take a step closer to the Final in Kiev. As for the other ties they are little harder to call. Manchester City probably won’t be too pleased with having drawn Liverpool, but over the two legs, you can see them just producing enough, especially with the second leg back at the Etihad, to get through. It could be an epic tussle between them though. The upset that we would put the most stock in would be Juventus doing a number over Real Madrid. They have head to head form over Los Merengues in Turin and if they can build a first leg lead, they will know how to defend it on the road.

Man City leads Champions League betting ahead of quarter final draw

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With Chelsea bowing out against Barcelona in midweek, it has left just two of the original five English Premier League clubs in this year’s UEFA Champions League. Manchester City and Liverpool were the only one to make it through after Manchester United were stunned at home by Sevilla and Spurs lost out against the battling experience and expertise of Juventus in their second leg duel at Wembley. Manchester city had an easy time of things in their round of sixteen tie against FC Basel, winning 5-2 on aggregate, while Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success against FC Porto. The other notable name to fall from the round of sixteen was PSG who couldn’t get the better of reigning champions Real Madrid in their fantastic tussle. The draw for the quarter finals will be made on Friday, March 16th and in there will be two English clubs, three Spanish clubs, two Italian clubs and German powerhouses Bayern Munich. The fall of PSG has left Manchester City as the 3/1 outright favourites now at bet365* (betting odds taken on March 15, 2018 at 00:13 a.m.) as the Parisians were right up there at the head of the outright winner market with Pep Guardiola’s troops.

Champions League Winner Odds*

Man City 3/1, Barcelona 7/2, Real Madrid 4/1, Bayern Munich 9/2, Liverpool 9/1, Juventus 9/1, Sevilla 50/1, Roma 50/1* (betting odds taken on March 15, 2018 at 00:13 a.m.) Of course the current odds are all going to be shifting around a little bit come the draw for the final eight. That will be because of the level of difficulty that a team will face in the next round of the draw. But it is Manchester City who are the ones to beat according to the bookmakers and it would be very interesting to see how they handle the moves against someone like Barcelona, Bayern or Real Madrid.

Stoke v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th March 2018

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Stoke v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 12th March 12.00pm Manchester City are closing in on the Premier League title and just four more wins can get them there. It’s been that easy for them and the sooner they do it, the better their Champions League chances will be. Stoke have big concerns down in the relegation zone as they do not have any winning touch going at all and games like this aren’t likely going to help them get out of trouble. There's tough games to come for Stoke including this one.

Stoke News and Form

You can at least look at the positive that Stoke have only suffered one defeat in their last six league games and they are unbeaten in three at home (W1 D2). But they have won just once in their last ten games overall and have gone D4 L1 in their last five played. There has been little end product from them at the end of the day and they have scored just the three goals in their last five games and have failed to hit the back of the net in each half of their last ten games. Overall this season at home the Potters have gone W5 D4 L5 and have averaged just over a goal per game. Things are still tight down at the bottom which means there is still a chance of survival. Really only Xherdan Shaqiri is showing up for them at the moment and he has scored each of Stoke’s last three league goals and in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market he is a price of 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) to come up with something in this one. After this Stoke do have remaining games against Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool so there is immense pressure on them and this is such a tough game under the circumstances. Stoke have opened the scoring in just five of their home games this season and have the joint worst defensive record in the top flight (along with West Ham).

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City collected a 1-0 win at home over Chelsea last weekend exercising a little bit of patience. That was their third league win in a row and it moved them out to six games unbeaten (W5D1). They recently collected a 3-0 victory out at Arsenal and that snapped a three-match winless streak of away form that they were on (D2 L1) and it may just be worth backing both teams to score at bet365 for 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) because Stoke really have to throw something at this as it is a game which any kind of point would be a bonus. Manchester City have scored in each of their last eight games home and away combined in the top flight and away from home, they have averaged over two goals per game. A Manchester City 2-1 result in the Bet365 correct score market is in at a price of 10/1 odds. Manchester City’s overall record on their travels this season is W11 D2 L1 and the lone defeat, and their only defeat in this seasons’ Premier League, came at Liverpool back in mid-January. Of the 21 league goals that Sergio Aguero has netted only six have been on the road and his last away goals was back in mid-December. Leroy Sane always looks to be a real threat and a game changer and worth a look at 6/1 in the first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) because he has proven to be a good game breaker recently.

Stoke v Manchester City Head to Head

The Citizens have collected maximum points in two of their last three trips to Stoke in the league (L1) and both victories for them in that sequence were by a 4-1 scoreline. Manchester city rolled out a massive 7-2 victory over the Potters at the Etihad earlier this term and the Citizens are W3 D1 L1 in their last five Premier League games against the Potters. Both teams have scored in just three of their last eleven meetings with four of their last six going over the 2.5 goal line.

Stoke v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/3, Draw 5/1, Stoke 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018)

Stoke v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win: Even though Stoke have at least been scraping together points, they are not up to the quality of Manchester City obviously and it’s worth just backing the visitors to go and get a win

Manchester City v FC Basel Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th March 2018

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Manchester City v FC Basel Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 7th March 7.45pm At 4-0 up already from the first leg, Manchester City are cruising their way to the UEFA Champions League quarter finals. There is no real need for them to throw too much at this, so it could be a quiet night of simple progress for them back at the Etihad. The challenge of the Swiss side is pretty much already done and dusted.

Manchester City News and Form

So this should be a stroll in the park for the Citizens. It was at this stage last season that they went out of the tournament, but that’s not going to happen this time around. City have lost three of their four previous visits to the round of sixteen but will progress this time, unless there is a bewildering comeback from Basel, to the quarter finals. City had to exert some patience to beat a negative Chelsea side 1-0 at the Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday but that retained their superb home form.

Manchester City v Basel 2018 Infographic

City are unbeaten in their last thirteen home games in the UEFA Champions League, winning ten of them, so they are in form in Europe too. They won all three of their group stage matches this season, two with a clean sheet and have won seven of their last eight European home games, and each of their last four. Manchester City to win to nil at William Hill is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 p.m. on March 5th, 2018). Manchester City have never failed to progress in a UEFA two-legged tie having won the first leg away from home.

FC Basel News and Form

Hard to see where Basel are going to find a response from. They have had a success against a Manchester club this season in the competition, as they beat Manchester United 1-0 at home in the group stage. However, their away record in England is pretty poor at W1 D5 L8. This is third time that they have been to the round of sixteen in the UEFA Champions League and they lost both of those previous ties (against Bayern Munich and FC Porto) because of heavy away defeats. They did muster up their highest ever points tally in a Champions League group stage this season, but their match day two success over Benfica snapped a six-match winless streak of European form that they were on. Their win at CSKA Moscow on match day three snapped a six-match winless run of away form they were on too (D1 L5). Basel have lost their last two visits to England after going unbeaten in their five previous visits there and in the William Hill correct score market a Manchester City victory by either 2-0 or 3-0 are both at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 p.m. on March 5th, 2018). Basel have been in five previous two-legged ties with English sides before and have a W1 L4 record from those. Basel have lost all 11 of the UEFA competition ties in which they were defeated in the home first leg.    

Manchester City v FC Basel Head to Head

This is Manchester City’s first ever tie against a Swiss side.

Manchester City v FC Basel Betting Odds*

Man City 1/9, Draw 15/2, Basel 22/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 p.m. on March 5th, 2018)

Manchester City v FC Basel Predictions

Even though Manchester City have no need to be at full strength, they are still good enough to roll out a comfortable home win in this one. It will most likely be a quiet and subdued game for the most part, so back the home side to win to nil.

Manchester City v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th March 2018

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Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League 4th March 4.00pm After a damaging loss away at Manchester United last weekend, Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish are suddenly losing a bit tenuous as they go off to face league leaders Manchester City next on Sunday evening. Tough game for the Blues to handle and they aren’t carrying great form. As for Manchester City they just seem to destroy everything that comes into their path at the Etihad.

Manchester City News and Form

Will this be another one-sided home game for the Citizens who have won their last thirteen league matches at the Etihad? It is some stunning form that they have shown and have produced phenomenal scoring output having netted at least three goals in each of their last six home fixtures in the top flight. They have hit the 50 goal mark at home this season in the top flight having produced an average of 3.57 goals per game. The Citizens have conceded just the ten goals on home soil with a clean sheet in 36% of their home fixtures. 36% of their games at the Etihad have gone over 4.5 goals and over 3.5 goals at bet365 for this home game against Chelsea is at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 a.m. on February 27th, 2018).

Manchester City v Chelsea 2018 Infographic

The Citizens have also been leading at half time in ten of their home games this season so a Man City/Man City half time/ full-time bet isn’t without its appeal. All but one of Man City’s home games have produced at least two goals this season and in the bet365 correct score market a Man City 3-1 option can be backed at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 a.m. on February 27th, 2018).

Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea are in a real battle for a top-four finish this season after losing at Old Trafford last weekend. That leaves them with a poor W1 L3 record in their last four league games and they are going into their toughest away game of the season now. That is back to back away defeats that they have suffered now and in total Chelsea have shipped nine goals in their last four games now and they are just W1 D2 L2 in their last five away games. They are struggling both for consistency and tactics at the moment and are nowhere near as together as they were last season. Overall they are W7 D3 L4 on the road and if Eden Hazard and Willian weren’t on their game from midfield, they would be a lot worse off. Alvaro Morata had another shocker on the weekend and nothing is really happening up top for them. Still, the Blues have averaged 1.8 goals per game away from home and they are on a four-match scoring steak away from the Bridge. But their defence is there for the taking at the moment and both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:02 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). They need to rally themselves to get back on track for a top four challenge.

Manchester City v Chelsea Head to Head

The Citizens took a 1-0 win out at Chelsea earlier this season and that was a response to having lost both of last season's meeting in the top flight against the Londoners. Manchester City are now 3-2 ahead int eh last five Premier League clashes but are only W1 D1 L2 in their last four on home soil against Chelsea.

Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Man City 4/7, Draw 16/5, Chelsea 17/4* (Betting Odds taken at 06:05 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)

Manchester City v Chelsea Predictions

Manchester City to win: Manchester City will likely see off another challenger at the Etihad with some consummate ease. Chelsea are a bit all over the place at the moment and things just aren’t clicking for them. Manchester City to win by a two-goal margin looks a good option.

Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st March 2018

Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 1st March 7.45pm Arsenal were made to look really poor at Wembley on the weekend as they duelled with Manchester City in the EFL Cup Final. They just lacked energy, fight and any kind of competitive edge. It was all too easy for the Citizens in the end who romped to a 3-0 win and more of the same will probably be expected from Pep Guardiola’s men as the two met up on Thursday night in a Premier League duel at the Emirates.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal's season is in a mess. No domestic silverware and even a top-five finish looks out of reach at the moment. They start this game nine points behind fifth-placed Chelsea. They were poor on the weekend against Man City at Wembley, not showing any kind of fight or desire really to challenge the Citizens. However, back in the Premier League, they have been carrying good league form at the Emirates and Arsenal are W3 D2 in their last five league home games. They have only suffered the one home loss this term with a W10 D2 L1 record.

Arsenal v Manchester City 2018 Infographic

They have also averaged almost three goals per game and it is worth looking at over 3.5 goals for this fixture with Coral which is at 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). There is a trend there as 54% of Arsenal's home games this season have gone over the 3.5 goal line. While they spent big on a new striker in the January transfer window, there was no investment in their defence and it looks poor. There has been no clean sheet for Arsenal in their last nine games in the league and they have conceded in each of their last four league home games too. The Gunners though have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home league games.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City turn their attention back to looking to seal the Premier League title as early as possible. They have the EFL Cup now under their belt having beaten Arsenal at Wembley on the weekend. City have actually failed to win any of their last three league away games though (D2 L1) and that’s a real nosedive in form as they had won each of their first ten away games of the season. Still, the Citizens have averaged 2.23 goals per game this season on their travels and they have conceded just the ten goals and therefore a Manchester City to win to nil wager at Coral is at 27/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Sergio Aguero is bang in form at the moment and he is the first goalscorer favourite at 7/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Aguero has scored 21 league goals this season and he is City’s top scorer away from home with six. Six of the ten wins that Manchester City have recorded away from home in the top flight this season have been by a one-goal margin and they have opened the scoring in nine of their road games. Manchester City have scored in all but one of their away games in the league this season.

Arsenal v Manchester City Head to Head

That’s two contests between them this season and Manchester City have won both and have scored easily three goals in both wins over Arsenal too. The Gunners have managed to pick up just the one win in their last six games against City in all competitions (D2 L3) and they have only managed the one win in their last five league home games against the Citizens as well (D3 L1). Each of the last seven between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals so there is a big trend there.

Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 3/4, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 13/4* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018)

Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win: It was easy enough for City on the weekend and you would imagine that things won’t be too much different in the league in midweek when they meet up again. Look for Manchester City to ease themselves to a win to nil.

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th February 2018

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Preview - Carabao Cup Final 25th February 4.30pm The first piece of domestic silverware will be settled on Sunday in England, and will it be the first piece of many that the Citizens will be picking up this season? Pep Guardiola’s men are favourites to get the win on the board and they have taken the EFL Cup title in two of the last four seasons. Arsenal haven’t won this cup since the 1993 season but can they pull off a repeat of their Wembley success over City in the FA Cup semi-finals last season, especially after having seen get dumped out of the FA Cup on Monday?

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Betting Tips

Arsenal’s build-up for the League Cup final has been kind, as they have only had to go through a couple of games in the Europa League against Ostersunds. Overall though this has been something of a difficult season for Arsenal by their usual high standards and a big part of the problem has been a leaky defence. It is hard to see them digging in for 90 minutes and keeping the Citizens off the scoresheet. Both teams to score at Bet365 for the fixture brings a price of 8/13* (betting odds taken a 9:33 p.m. on February 19th, 2018). Arsenal won their first three ties in the EFL Cup this season by one goal margin, knocking off Doncaster, Norwich and West Ham at the Emirates. Then came their epic semi-final duel over two legs against rivals Chelsea.

Arsenal v Manchester City - League Cup 2018 Infographic

After a 0-0 draw at the Bridge, Arsenal took their chances back on home soil with a 2-1 win. However, they haven’t done so well in games away from the Emirates this season at all. They have just a W1 D2 L4 record in their last seven away from North London and have earned just one clean sheet in their last eight road games. The influential Aaron Ramsey is likely to miss through injury, but Arsenal have a bright new hope up front after the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who will give the City defence something new to contend with. Arsenal’s best plan of attack in the game may be just to attack as they know that they are going to be under tremendous pressure at the back. The quadruple has gone for Manchester City followed a shock upset in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday evening. The Citizens went to League One side Wigan and fell to a 1-0 defeat having played the entire second half with only ten men. So that was a huge blow to their ambitions, but still, they are the cream of the crop in the country and it gives them around a week’s rest before stepping out at Wembley. At Wembley with all the space that they will enjoy on the pitch, you know they are going to enjoy plenty of position and create chances, so over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15* (betting odds taken a 9:33 p.m. on February 19th, 2018). One wonders if their FA Cup exit will have them even more fired up for this one. Much like Arsenal, the slip-ups that City have had this season have been out on the road. With the defeat at Wigan, Manchester City have gone just W3 D2 L2 in their last seven fixtures away from the comfort of the Etihad in all competitions. It hasn’t been as easy of a run for City as Arsenal have had in the EFL Cup, as the Citizens faced Premier League opponents West Brom in their first game, before duelling with Championship title-favourites Wolves and then back to Premier League opposition in Leicester. City netted a penalty shootout win over Wolves and the Foxes to get through. Then they had that fantastic scrap with Championship side Bristol City in the semi finals, the Citizens winning through 5-3. The thing about City is that they have an enviable array of talent and more of it to call off the bench as needed than Arsenal do.

Manchester City v Arsenal Head to Head

City took a 3-1 home win over the Gunners in the Premier League this season, however in last season's’ FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, Arsenal won 2-1 after extra time. The Gunners also won the 2014 Community Shield at Wembley against City as well. The last time that the two of them met in the League Cup was back in November 2011 with Man City taking a 1-0 away win. From Previous league cup meetings, Arsenal are 5-2 up with one drawn match. Each of the last six meetings between these two have seen both teams score and Arsenal have actually scored exactly two goals in six of their last eight games against Manchester City. The Gunners are W3 D3 L2 in their last eight fixtures against the Citizens. Each of the last three draws between them have all been 2-2 results.

League Cup Stats

Arsenal have won the title twice, 1987 and 1993. They have lost five other finals. Manchester City have won the title four times, 1970, 1976, 2014, 2016 and have only lost one final which was in 1974 If City win they will join Chelsea, Aston Villa and Man Utd as the joint second-most successful club in the history of the competition. Liverpool are the most successful side ever having won it eight times.

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Betting Odds*

Manchester City 8/13, Draw 16/5, Arsenal 9/2* (betting odds taken at 10:30 p.m. on February 19th, 2018)src="" alt="Manchester City" title="Manchester City © GEPA pictures"

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Predictions

Manchester City have such quality in depth that they can go out and express themselves on the day at Wembley and get the silverware. It is well worth backing the Gunners to at least get themselves a consolation as they did in their league meeting with City this season. Man City to win & Both Teams To Score looks a great option.   

FA Cup Quarter Final Draw Winner Odds & Preview

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The action in the FA Cup continues to boil towards a big showdown one way or another. That is because, just as in the fifth round, the front-runners in the outright winner market all managed to avoid each other as the quarter-final draw for this year’s competition was made on Sunday. Manchester City and Manchester United look to have a slight advantage of all the big four left in as they have been drawn at home. City, who are the 7/4 favourites with bet365* (betting odds taken at 00:26 a.m. on February 19th, 2018) would get to host Southampton if they manage to safely navigate their way past Wigan in their fifth-round tie on Monday night. Manchester United will take on fellow Premier League side Brighton at Old Trafford, which is a repeat of the 1983 final. Things get a little tougher for Chelsea though as they have a tricky tie at the King Power against Leicester, while Tottenham will head out on the road to face either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea. Tottenham will still have to get past League One side Rochdale after the two of them battled out tremendous Cup tie at Spotland on Sunday. After leading at half time, Rochdale were staring defeat in the face after Harry Kane slotted home a late penalty to give Spurs a 2-1 lead. But deep into stoppage time, Dale found an equalizer to get themselves a trip to Wembley.

FA Cup Outright Winner Odds*

Man City 7/4, Man Utd 4/1, Chelsa 5/1, Spurs 9/2, Leicester 12/1, Southampton 25/1, Brighton 33/1, Swansea 40/1, Sheffield Wednesday 200/1, Wigan 250/1, Rochdale 1000/1* (betting odds taken at 00:26 a.m. on February 19th, 2018)

FA Cup Quarter Final Draw

Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea v Rochdale or Tottenham Man Utd v Brighton Leicester v Chelsea Wigan or Man City v Southampton. Ties to be played March 16-19, no replays.

Wigan v Manchester City FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th February 2018

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Wigan v Manchester City Betting Preview - FA Cup 19th February 7.55pm It has been a great season for Wigan as they look on course to earn promotion back up to the Championship. They get a dream home tie against the Premier League champions-elect for this season, Manchester City. This is a repeat of the 2013 FA Cup Final in which the Latics took a surprise 2-1 victory over the Citizens. Can they possibly pull off another great cup upset against them?

Wigan v Manchester City FA Cup Betting Tips

This is a big night for Wigan then and it will evoke memories of their famous 2013 FA Cup win over Man City. The Latics are challenging well for the League On title and they have had big moments in the FA Cup as well. They knocked out West Ham at the DW Stadium in the last round, beating the Irons 2-0 and in the third round they also took down Premier League opposition as they pummelled Bournemouth in a replay at the DW Stadium as well. Wigan have won four of their last five in all competitions and they have been superb at home and they are currently running on a nine-match unbeaten streak going (W6 D3). Remarkably they have not conceded a single goal in their last six home games now and have conceded in just one of their last nine at home in all competitions (again two of those against Premier League opposition). Can they possibly keep City quiet though? It may be worth a flutter on both teams to score at bet365 for 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 11:37 p.m.). The Latics are a positive side and have nothing to lose in this one. Back in the 2013/14 season, there were two meetings between Man City and Wigan, one in the League Cup, which Man City won 5-0 at home and then in the FA Cup, which Wigan won that 2-1 at the Etihad. That FA Cup success followed up their FA Cup final triumph over the Citizens in the summer of 2013. So the Latics have won two and lost two FA Cup ties against Manchester City in their history. Overall in the head to head across all competitions, Manchester City are 15-8 up with five drawn matches. Those two aforementioned FA Cup wins over City are Wigan’s only avoidances of defeat in their last ten games against City in all competitions. The Latics have lost their last three at home against Man City without having scored.     Manchester City will be expected to get through this tie and in the bet365 correct score market, a Manchester City 2-0 and a Manchester City 3-0 are joint 11/2 favourite options* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 11:37 p.m.). There was another big home win for them in the Premier League as they hammered Leicester on the weekend, with Sergio Aguero getting four goals. Then they went out on Tuesday and smashed four away goals at Basel in the Champions League. It is a busy month for the Citizens with the return of the Champions League and the EFL Cup final against Arsenal to come as well. Man City’s away form on the domestic front reads W3 D3 L1 in their last seven so they haven’t been quite as dominant as they have been at the Etihad. They may not totally be at full strength it is worth backing both teams to get on the scoresheet. Just twice this season on their travels have Manchester City tasted defeat and really the worst case scenario that they are likely to suffer is a draw. It is just so hard to see them losing.

Wigan v Manchester City FA Cup Betting Odds*

Man City 1/7, Draw 7/1, Wigan 14/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)

Wigan v Manchester City FA Cup Predictions

It is worth backing a goal at least both ends. Wigan have already shown their worth against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup this season but this is a whole different challenge for them, but they are value to get a consolation at least. Manchester City should get the win but both teams to score in the fixture anyway.

FC Basel v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th February 2018

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FC Basel v Manchester City Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 13th February 7.45pm FC Basel who finished second in the group stage campaign to Manchester United, get another shot against English opposition as they face up to one of the tournament favourites, Man City in the first knockout stage. The Swiss side did take a home win over Man Utd on match day five, so a warning there for the Citizens perhaps? City are heavy odds-on favourites to win the match and they will want to ensure that they have a comfortable passage through by starting in a positive manner in the round of sixteen.

FC Basel News and Form

FC Basel did take a 1-0 home win over Manchester United in the group stage. That was after losing 3-0 at Old Trafford though. Still, those points saw Basel get their best ever tally in a Champions League group stage campaign, getting through in second place behind Man Utd. This is the third time that Basel have been in the round of sixteen, with them having failed to make it past the stage in either of their two previous visits which were against Bayern Munich and then Porto. Their win over Benfica back on match day two in the group stage this season snapped a nine-match winless streak of form that they were on in Europe (D3 L6) and at home in their group stage campaign, they posted a W2 L1 record, the loss there happening against CSKA Moscow.

Basel v Manchester City 2018 Infographic

Basel have suffered three defeats in their last five European fixtures at St. Jakob-Park and in their last ten at home in Europe, they have only gone W3 D3 L4. It’s better reading for them if you look at them having lost only six of their last 25 home games in Europe since since the start of 2013/14. Basel's record in two-legged knockout ties against English clubs is W1 L4. Overall their record against English sides is W7 D8 L13 (W6 D3 L5 at home) and they were on a three-match losing streak at home against English sides before beating Man Utd this term. Both teams to score at William Hill is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 8th, 2018 at 7:36 p.m.).    

Man City News and Form

Manchester City are one of the front runners then, one of the main contenders to get the title in their hands during this season of the Champions League. At this stage last season they went up against Monaco and it produced one of the most stunning ties ever with the French side managing to get through on away goals after a crazy 6-6 aggregate. For Manchester City that was their third loss in this sage of the competition, having exited at the round of sixteen in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 campaigns against Barcelona. So they have only been beyond this stage once before and that was in the 2015/16 season when they took out Dynamo Kiev to progress. This will be Man City’s first-ever game against Swiss opposition. The Citizens rolled out five wins from their opening five games in this season’s group stage before losing their dead rubber on match day six out at FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Their other two away games in the group saw then beat Feyenoord 4-0 and Napoli 4-2. It may well be worth looking over 2.5 goals which is at 8/15 with William Hill* (Betting Odds taken on February 8th, 2018 at 7:36 p.m.). Kevin de Bruyne is available after his one-match ban. Sergio Aguero, who has been in cracking goal scoring form 2018 is the first goalscorer favourite.

FC Basel v Manchester City Head to Head

This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs.

FC Basel v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 4/11, Draw 19/5, Basel 15/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 8th, 2018 at 7:36 p.m.)

FC Basel v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City should get the job done in this one. FC Basel haven’t been carrying great home form in Europe against English sides recently and Pep Guardiola’s men can hit the road and build themselves a comfortable cushion in the match. Man City to win and both teams to score though still.