The last eight teams in the FA Cup will compete for their spot in the semi-finals this weekend, with action in one of the most famous cup competitions in sport kicking off on Saturday night with a game between Norwich City and Manchester United. The other teams remaining in the cup include Sheffield United, Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Manchester City.
Norwich City vs Manchester United
The action in the FA Cup gets underway on Saturday evening as Manchester United travel to Carrow Road. These two sides have been in contrasting form since the restart, with Norwich City losing their last two as they looked doomed for relegation this season. The Canaries shuck up their team this past week as they looked to score their first goal in eight games. Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell were both dropped, but Norwich still suffered a 1-0 defeat.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have begun the restart strong as they have picked up four points from a possible six. Their most recent game came against Sheffield United where United ran out 3-0 winners. Anthony Martial scored a hat-trick in that fixture. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will likely ring the changes for this fixture with Odion Ighalo, Jesse Lingard and Mason Greenwood all likely to be given starts. Regardless, the Red Devils will likely get the win to get through to the next round.
Tip: Manchester United at -278 with BetOnline.ag.
Leicester City vs Chelsea
The pick of the fixtures in this weekend’s quarterfinals will see Leicester City come up against Chelsea. This should be an interesting fixture between two sides that are likely to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. Chelsea will be the narrow favourites as they have restarted the season the stronger of the two sides.
The Blues have won both their fixtures since the Premier League returned. Frank Lampard’s side will come into this fixture in the best possible condition after beating Manchester City 2-1 in their last fixture. Willian scored the winning goal in that fixture, as he converted a penalty with 15 minutes remaining after Fernandinho handled the ball on his own goal-line. Lampard will be hoping for a repeat performance in this clash.
Leicester City have struggled since the restart as they are yet to win, and are yet to win. However, they are also yet to lose since the restart as they have drawn both of their fixtures. The first draw come against Watford, while most recently they were held to a 0-0 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion. Leicester were fortunate not to lose that fixture as Brighton had the better chances throughout the game. Brendan Rodgers will be aware that his side will have to play much better in this clash. However, the preference would be for Chelsea to get the win.
Pick: Chelsea to win at +140 with Bet365.
Other FA Cup Quarterfinal Picks
|Sheffield United vs Arsenal||Draw at +375 with Bet365|
|Newcastle United vs Manchester City||Manchester City at -600 with Bet365|