The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round understandably takes centre-stage this weekend, but there’s also a healthy dose of Football League action to keep us entertained.
And we’ve combined the two to produce we what reckon is a very plausible five-fold.
So, lets crack on, starting with one Premier League heavyweight marching into the FA Cup quarter-finals…
Manchester United to beat Blackburn
While I’m sure there will be a Cupset or two this weekend, it won’t be at Ewood Park.
The Emirates FA Cup can only serve as a distraction to Blackburn, who are battling to avoid slipping into League One.
Plus, Manchester United have been near-unbeatable for the last few months, and that’s across four competitions. They’ll be too good here.
Fulham to beat Tottenham
Tottenham have won just two of their last 11 away games in domestic competitions and I can see Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffering from a midweek European hangover here.
Fulham have won four of their last five games in all competitions and each of their last four at Craven Cottage.
Slavisia Jokanovic’s men have found their goalscoring groove too, netting 12 goals in their previous five fixtures. An upset is very much on the cards against a Spurs side that only scraped past League Two Wycombe in the Fourth Round.
Oxford United and Draw – Double Chance
The U’s head to Middlesbrough with some of the best away form in the country under their belt – having won five of their last six on the road
They’ve also knocked out two Championship sides in this season’s Emirates FA Cup, including a 3-0 demolition of Newcastle United.
As for Boro, they’ve won just one of their last six games, so the 7/4 for an Oxford win or a draw looks like excellent value.
Norwich to beat Burton
Simply put, Norwich are a cracking price here as a standalone bet, and offer great value as an acca booster.
Unbeaten in their last six, the Canaries are finally beginning to find the kind of form you’d associate with promotion hopefuls.
They brushed Burton aside earlier on in the season, and they’ll fancy their chances once again against a team who’ve lost 10 of their last 13 in all competitions.
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Barnsley to beat Brighton
High-fliers Brighton have started to wobble in recent weeks, with just one win from their last five games.
They’ve also failed to win on the road since the 2nd of January, and while Oakwell isn’t exactly a fortress for Barnsley, the Tykes have picked up a number of wins against big sides recently – including a 3-1 success away at Aston Villa in midweek – and can add to their list of scalps against Brighton on Saturday.
So, there you have it. Our five-fold acca comes in at 125/1!
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