Man United v Tottenham tips: Eriksen the key to tight Wembley tussle

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Tottenham Hotspur haven’t been involved in an FA Cup final since beating Nottingham Forest at the Old Wembley in 1991.

This year’s competition offers them a real chance of lifting the famous old pot for the first time in over a quarter of a century.

But they’ll have to overcome Manchester United first. And the Red Devils are notoriously difficult to beat at the last-four stage.

They’ve won 15 of their last 16 semi-final appearances in the FA Cup. That makes this afternoon’s match a difficult one to call.

However, Spurs effectively have home advantage in the match after playing at Wembley throughout the season. That, alongside their swashbuckling style of play, could prove the telling factor against the lethargic Mancunians.

You can back the North Londoners at 4/7 to reach the final and 6/5 to win the match inside 90 minutes. United are 9/4 for the full-time result and 5/4 for a final place.

When the sides last met back in January, the hosts caught the visitors cold by striking inside the first-minute through Christian Eriksen.

The Dane has bagged five goals in his last four matches. He’s 13/5 to Score Anytime this evening and could prove the key to the outcome of the tie.

Harry Kane returned to form on Tuesday night with a goal against Brighton & Hove Albion. The England forward is rated the most likely First Goalscorer at 3/1.

For Jose Mourinho’s men, it’s Romelu Lukaku who is 2/1 favourite to Score Anytime.

Yet it’s Jesse Lingard who jumps off the page. Why? Well the 25-year-old has a habit of finding the net on the big occasions.

He’s bagged in the EFL Cup Final, Community Shield and FA Cup final over the course of the last two years. It’s 12/5 he nets Anytime and 7/1 that he Scores Last.

Neither side will want to give anything away as they battle for the final piece of silverware available to them this season.

We go 5/6 for there to be Under 2.5 Goals in the game and 21/5 about the North Londoners to edge it in the second half in the Draw/Tottenham market.

Click here for the latest FA Cup odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket and horse racing.