FA Cup Picks: Man Utd, Chelsea and Spurs aiming for glory
It’s the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend. And a trip to Wembley is just one win away for the eight teams involved.
Manchester United and Chelsea will both be looking to get back on track after being knocked out of Europe this week. Tottenham Hotspur will see a chance to lift their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino. And Wigan and Leicester City both have the chance to spring a surprise.
Here are our tips for all four ties across the weekend:
Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur
Even without Harry Kane, Tottenham should have enough to go through here. Spurs are clear 4/9 favourites. But Swansea have only lost one of their last 14 games under Carlos Cavalhal. Both Teams to Score – Yes is 23/20.
In Kane’s absence, Heung-Min Son is Spurs’ biggest goal threat. He’s been on fire recently with seven goals in his last four appearances. He’s 13/10 to get a goal Anytime.
Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion
United boss Jose Mourinho has come under plenty of criticism for his conservative approach at home to Sevilla in midweek. His team are 3/10 favourites, so will he unleash his attacking players against Brighton?
Alexis Sanchez hasn’t really got going at Old Trafford yet. This would be an ideal time to show his quality. The Chilean is 7/2 to score First.
The Seagulls have struggled on the road recently. They’ve failed to score in seven of their last ten away games. United to Win to Nil is 10/11.
Wigan v Southampton
Is a shock on the cards at the DW Stadium? Wigan knocked out Premier League leaders Manchester City in the last round. They’re 13/5 to beat Southampton in Mark Hughes’ first game in charge of the visitors.
Hughes will want to make an instant impact. But his new team have won just one of their last five games. They’ve only scored two goals during that run.
Saints could struggle to break down a Wigan side that have kept eight clean sheets in their last 10 home games. The Latics have also beaten all three Premier League teams they’ve faced in the Cup so far to Nil. Wigan to Win to Nil this time is 19/4.
Leicester City v Chelsea
Chelsea performed much better against Barcelona than the 3-0 scoreline suggests. But they won’t find it easy against Leicester. The Foxes have arguably been the best side outside the top six since Claude Puel took over.
The Blues looked much happier with Olivier Giroud up front and Eden Hazard out wide at Camp Nou. Giroud is 9/2 to score First.
But the visitors will need to cut out the mistakes at the back if they’re going to go through. Jamie Vardy will pounce on any error. The Leicester star is 17/10 to net Anytime.
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