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FA Cup Semi Final Draw, Winner Odds & Predictions

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)


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.

Manchester United v Brighton FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th March 2018

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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.

Manchester United v Sevilla Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th March 2018

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Manchester United v Sevilla Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 13th March 7.45pm After these two battled out to a 0-0 draw in Spain in the first leg, the tie is nicely balanced. Manchester United did a decent job in the first leg against a good home side and now will look take advantage of things back on home soil themselves. However, Sevilla won’t feel too disheartened because they know that if they can get an away goal on the board they will still be well in this tie. This should be a very interesting climax.

Manchester United News and Form

There is still likely to be a tight tussle for Manchester United to get through this tie. They won their group to get through to this stage for what is the first time since the 2013/14 season. From their nine previous visits to this round, the Red Devils are W6 D3 including having won six of their last seven ties in this round of competition. Their two-legged tie history against Spanish sides is W6 L7. Going back to the group stage of this season’s campaign the Red Devils won five of their six games and all three at Old Trafford.

Manchester United v Sevilla 2018 Infographic

United have suffered just the three losses in their last 19 European contest home and away combined (W13 D4). After the first leg out in Spain, Manchester United have only won twice in their last twelve games against Spanish sides (D5 L5) so victory for them in this one could only come by a tight margin. Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:39 a.m. on March 10th, 2018). At home their record is W9 D10 L4 against Spanish sides, winning just one of their last six. United have won 11 of the 15 UEFA competition ties in which they recorded a first-leg away draw.

Sevilla News and Form

So the Spaniards will turn up knowing that they are still in this tie. They will have been disappointed not to have gotten a goal on the board at home though as they aim to book a quarter-final place for the first time in their history. Their record from three previous away games at this stage is D1 L2. They will have to overcome some poor form in England though where they are winless in six previous visits (D3 L3), their last trip there yielding a draw against Liverpool back on match day one of this season’s group stage campaign. Sevilla failed to win any of their three group stage away games, losing at Spartak Moscow and drawing with Liverpool and Maribor so they don’t look to be great travellers, but have suffered just the two defeats in their last 11 away games in UEFA competition and under 2.5 goals at bet365 looks to be the right way to swing for this one at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:39 a.m. on March 10th, 2018). The Andalucian club’s record in two-legged knockout ties against Premier League sides is W1 L1. Sevilla have won three of the six UEFA competition ties in which they drew the home first leg. Currently, the La Liga side are W4 D1 L1 in their last six away games in all competitions, that sequence including a Copa del Rey success at Atletico Madrid.  

Manchester United v Sevilla Head to Head

The game in Spain between them in the first leg was the first-ever game between the two clubs.

Manchester United v Sevilla Betting Odds*

Manchester United 4/6, Draw 11/4, Sevilla 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:39 a.m. on March 10th, 2018)

Manchester United v Sevilla Predictions

This should be a tight fixture. Manchester United’s form against Spanish sides has been dodgy at best and Sevilla don’t look a major threat out on the road in Europe but will pose something of a threat if they have to chase an away goal. Look for United to win by that one goal margin to squeeze through.

Manchester United v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th March 2018

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Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Tips - Premier League 10th March 12.30pm The battle for second place behind Manchester City is really on now as these two heavyweights meet up at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime. Liverpool have to take all three points to leapfrog the Red Devils once more back up into the second spot and they have been in tremendous form lately, while Manchester United have looked a bit disinterested in the Premier League for a while now.

Manchester United News and Form

Will Manchester United look to simply contain the threat of Liverpool? Will they try and take the game to the visitors? Manchester United dodged a bullet on Monday night after they found themselves 2-0 down at Crystal Palace. They mounted a comeback to land a 3-2 win but once again they churned out a really poor first-half performance. But that is back to back league wins they have taken now and three of their last four victories in the Premier League have been by a one-goal margin only. The Red Devils are W3 L2 in their last five games home and away though, but the two defeats were out on the road.

Manchester United v Liverpool 2018 Infographic

Manchester City are the only visitors to have won at Old Trafford nit the league this season and overall the Red Devils are W11 D2 L1 at home and they are on a three-match winning streak there, unbeaten in six (W4 D2). The Red Devils have averaged over two goals per game at home this season while they have conceded just the six goals in their fourteen home games. Defensively, largely thanks to David de Gea, United have been immense, with a clean sheet in 71% of their home games. Their performances haven’t been very fluent lately and you would expect them to be as tight as possible against such a big attacking threat and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 19/20* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018.

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool are really pushing hard for that second place finish and they are W4 D1 in their last five games, winning eight of their last ten played in the top flight (D1 L1). Away from Anfield, they have won three of their last four (L1), winning the last two back to back. They have been good away from Anfield this season with a positive W8 D3 L3 record and have lost just one of their last eleven on the road. Overall this season Liverpool have averaged pretty much 2.5 goals per game away from home and Mo Salah continues his great scoring feats this season and at bet365 he goes as the 3/2 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018). Liverpool haven’t been all that great at the back away from home, but with their scoring threat, they can cover that up most of the time. The Reds have opened the scoring in all but four of their away games this season and this is such an important game for them in terms of the race for second place. Only Man City have bettered Liverpool’s away form and their goals tally for the season.

Manchester United v Liverpool Head to Head

Manchester United earned a 0-0 draw at Anfield earlier in the season through a defensive display. That was the fourth draw in a row between the two giants of English football across all competitions (two 1-1 and two 0-0). Liverpool are unbeaten in five games now against the Red Devils but are winless in their last four visits to Old Trafford (D2 L2). Things are even with one win each and three draws in the last five Premier League meetings.   

Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Manchester United 8/5, Liverpool 13/8, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)

Manchester United v Liverpool Predictions

Liverpool to win: The Reds can earn themselves a huge three points in this one and take control of the race for second. Manchester United just look disinterested at times and Liverpool’s powerful attack can put them to the sword. You imagine most of the game will be controlled by Liverpool. Away win.

FA Cup Quarter Final line up set as Spurs and Swansea win replays

The final eight have now been settled for the FA Cup following the midweek replays. Spurs played through a wealth of VAR confusion and snow at Wembley to put six goals past League One side Rochdale in their replay and that was following a cruise for Swansea at home against Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday the day before. So with both Premier League sides surviving their replays, it leaves just the one non-Premier League side in the mix, that being League One’s Wigan who knocked out favourites Man City. So the quarter-final line-up for the FA Cup is now: March 17th, 2018 Swansea v Spurs Manchester United v Brighton March 18th, 2018 Leicester v Chelsea Wigan v Southampton With the demise of Manchester City, it is their rivals Manchester United who are the 9/4 joint outright favourites at William Hill* (betting odds taken at 11:01 p.m. on February 28th, 2018) to get their hands on the title, alongside Tottenham. Spurs may well have a bit of advantage if they get through the next round with the semi-finals and final all being played at Wembley, which is where Tottenham are playing their home games this season. Chelsea are 7/2* (betting odds taken at 11:01 p.m. on February 28th, 2018) to get the title, their only shot at domestic silverware and Leicester are the only other side of the eight that are in single figures, the Foxes trading at 9/1* (betting odds taken at 11:01 p.m. on February 28th, 2018) to lift the title for the first time ever in their history.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Manchester United 9/4, Tottenham 9/4, Chelsea 7/2, Leicester 9/1, Southampton 10/1, Swansea 20/1, Brighton 20/1, Wigan 40/1* (betting odds taken at 11:01 p.m. on February 28th, 2018)

Crystal Palace v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th March 2018

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Crystal Palace v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League 5th March 8.00pm Crystal Palace are starting to sweat badly again now as they head into the next round of league action clear of the relegation zone by goal difference over Swansea only. The Eagles find themselves on a run of five games without a win and this is a tough fixture ahead of them on Monday. Manchester United fought back well to beat Chelsea at Old Trafford last Sunday which put them up into second place. Can they consolidate their position by collecting some more points out at Selhurst Park?

Crystal Palace News and Form

The season could still yet come totally unravelled for Crystal Palace who have managed to get only two points from the last fifteen available to them in the Premier League. So they are back with huge relegation problems. They almost earned a great home point against Spurs last weekend before Harry Kane popped up with a winner for Tottenham two minutes from time at Selhurst Park. Palace have a W4 D5 L5 record at home this season and have collected only the one victory in their last five at Selhurst Park (D2 L2). Their defeat to Spurs ended a good six-match scoring streak of league form that they were on and their growing injury list, which includes Wilfried Zaha has really come at the wrong time. Look for another low scoring game for them at Selhurst Park though and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes looks to be the sensible route to take for even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:14 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). Following this, Crystal Palace also have Chelsea and Liverpool to come this month. The Eagles have scored first in just three home games this season and 70% of the goals they have shipped at Selhurst Park have been in the first half of games.

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United collected an important three points last weekend with a home win over Chelsea. That put them in a good position in the race for a top-four finish. The Red Devils took a long time to get control in the match though, but a win is a win. However, they have lost their last two away games back to back, going down against Spurs and then surprisingly at Newcastle without scoring in either. So their away form isn't quite there right now and overall the Red Devils are W7 D3 L4 on their travels. The Red Devils have averaged 1.6 goals per away game this season while they have been level at the break in half of their away fixtures so far this season. So the half time draw at Ladbrokes is going to look a half decent proposition at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:14 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have been combining well for United in front of goal recently, with Lingard being their top away scorer this season with five. Lukaku though heads up the goalscorer markets for the game. United have earned a clean sheet in 36% of their away games.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United Head to Head

The Premier League head to head between Manchester United and Crystal Palace is dominated by the Red Devils. United have never lost a Premier League fixture against the Eagles and from the previous seventeen Premier League games between them Manchester United are W14 D3. Earlier this season when the two met at Old Trafford the Red Devils posted a comfortable 4-0 victory and have won their last two back to back against Palace with a clean sheet.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 8/15, Draw 14/5, Crystal Palace 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 06:23 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)

Crystal Palace v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United to win: The Red Devils can probably follow in the footsteps of Tottenham and grind out a win in a tight game at Selhurst Park on the weekend. The 1-0 correct score in favour of the visitors looks a good option.

Manchester United v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th February 2018

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Manchester United v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League 25th February 2.05pm It will be pretty interesting to see what goes down at Old Trafford on the weekend. Both of them had midweek UEFA Champions League action and it also brings together Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte who have had a war of words dragging on between them this season. The three points up for grabs in the fixture are huge in that tight top-four race and Chelsea will be looking to make up ground and draw level on points with the Red Devils with an away victory.

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United have had a really good season at home in the Premier League and more often than not are a banker when playing there. Their record on home turf reads W10 D2 L1 and they have won their last two there with a clean sheet as well. Their defence has been tremendous with only the five goals given up at Old Trafford and Manchester United to win to nil with bet365 for this big duel is at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:30 p.m. on February 21st, 2018).

Manchester United v Chelsea 2018 Infographic

They have been pretty efficient going forward as well with an average of over two goals per home game behind them and they have taken a clean sheet in 77% of fixtures at Old Trafford. They have won their last three home games in the top flight without having shipped a single goal. However, they looked really poor in a defeat out at Newcastle in their last away game, suffering a 1-0 reverse. It added to the sequence of seven of their last eight games going under 2.5 goals. They will have had a day’s less rest than Chelsea ahead of this one and looking at the recent history between them, under 2.5 goals at Bet365 has some big appeal for the fixture. Romelu Lukaku has scored in his last two home fixtures.

Chelsea News and Form

Antonio Conte produced a tactical masterclass in midweek as Chelsea held Barcelona 1-1 draw at the Bridge against Barcelona. However, back on the domestic scene, the Blues have not been travelling all that well with just the one victory in their last four on the road (D2 L1). In their last away game in the top flight, they went to Vicarage Road to face Watford and put in a shocker of a performance to lose 4-1. Overall this season the Blues have a healthy W7 D3 L3 record away from Stamford Bridge but they have been off the boil away from home recently. Going forward they have returned a healthy average of 1.9 goals per game and they have been leading at half time in six of their thirteen away games. They have Alvaro Morata back from injury and have the added option of Olivier Giroud now and they are both at 9/4 in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market for the game* (Betting Odds taken at 4:30 p.m. on February 21st, 2018). Chelsea really needs the three points to strengthen their position in the top four race this season. But with them only having gone W2 D2 L2 in their last six league games they are going to have to come up with another of those tactical masterpieces of Conte's.

Manchester United v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea have been dominating the Premier League head to head for the last few years against the Red Devils. Including their 1-0 success over United at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, the Blues are W5 D4 L1 against the Red Devils in the top flight. At Old Trafford, United won this corresponding fixture last season and they are undefeated in four at home against the Blues, but only W1 D3 against Chelsea in the league there. Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven match ups in all competitions.

Manchester United v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Man Utd 6/5, Draw 23/10, Chelsea 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 11:30 p.m. on February 20th, 2018)

Manchester United v Chelsea Predictions

Draw: There is not likely going to be much between the two sides on the day. Both have had some uninspiring results recently in the top flight and this will likely be a tight game at OT. The two sides may just end up cancelling each other out on the day and a 1-1 correct score has plenty to offer.

Man Utd v Chelsea Match Preview and Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th February 2018

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When Chelsea and Manchester United faced each other in November, it was Chelsea who took all three points courtesy of strike from an unmarked Alvaro Morata in the 55th minute. Jose Mourinho will be looking for a different result this Sunday when Man Utd play host to Chelsea in the Premier League. The Red Devils may be sitting second in the league, but are only 3 points ahead of the Blues. And Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will want to grab this opportunity to put the teams level on points. Read the rest of this entry »

Sevilla v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st February 2018

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Sevilla v Manchester United Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 21st February 7.45pm This looks as if it is set up to be a good contrast between Seville and Manchester United, who are the respective winners of the last two Europa League titles. Sevilla will be looking to make the most of home advantage this week in the first leg, as they strive to make it to the quarter finals of the competition for the first time. Manchester United are never an easy side to get the better of though and they have decent form out in Spain having lost just one of their last eight visits there.

Sevilla News and Form

The Spaniards picked seven points from their three home games in the group stage, easing to wins over Maribor and Spartak Moscow and then somehow managed to rescue a point after being 3-0 down at half-time against Liverpool. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. Sevilla finished second in the group behind Liverpool at the end of the day. Their home form is pretty good in Europe with them having gone W6 D2 L1 in their last nine and they have only one previous home defeat against an English side in Europe, and that was against Man City in the 2015/16 Champions League group stage.

Sevilla v Manchester United 2018 Infographic

Los Rojiblancos met Leicester as well last season at this stage and went out 2-0 on aggregate. Overall the home form of Sevilla against sides from England is W3 D1 L1. They have been through two two-legged knockout ties against English sides and hold a W1 L1 record from that. This may well be a cagey opener and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.). Sevilla have lost their three previous visits to this stage of the tournament and currently are without a win in their last four games in all competitions (D2 L2).

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United are heading into their 10th round of sixteen tie in the Champions League. From their previous nine visits, they are W6 D3 and they are carrying form at this stage with wins in six of last seven round of 16 ties. Strangely though Manchester United have only produced two wins in their nine previous round of sixteen away games (D4 L3). The group stage was easy for them, winning five of their six, losing the other one at Basel on match day five. Overall United hold a very strong W13 D3 L2 record in their last eighteen away games in Europe and you would expect them to do something of a solid defensive job at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. Last season they visited Spain and took 1-0 Europa league win over Celta Vigo in the semi finals. In the bet365 correct score market a 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.). Manchester United have actually only won just two for their last eleven matches against Spanish clubs (D4 L5) and have taken just the five victories in their last 22 fixtures against La Liga (D9 L8) opponents. Overall United are W13 D20 L17 against Spanish clubs and away it is W3 D10 L10. United boss Jose Mourinho won seven of his eight fixtures against Sevilla while coach of Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013.

Sevilla v Manchester United Head to Head

Manchester United and Sevilla have never met before in European competition.

Sevilla v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 6/4, Sevilla 9/5, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.)

Sevilla v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United would probably be happy enough with a draw at the Andalucian club in this first leg which gives them plenty to work with back at Old Trafford. You get the feeling that it is going to be a night of caution from the visitors who don’t have great winning form in Spain, so back the draw.

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.