March 8, 2014

FA Cup Quarter-Final Betting Tips

FA Cup BettingMark Rawlinson

The FA Cup takes to the limelight again this weekend with the final eight battling it out to play at Wembley in the semi-finals next month.

Arsenal take on Everton in an all Premier League clash today whilst it’s a repeat of last year’s final as Manchester City host Wigan in one of Sunday’s games.

Arsenal v Everton Betting Tips

Arsenal’s hunt for their first FA Cup triumph since 2005 continues on Saturday lunchtime when they host Everton in the first of this weekend’s Quarter-Finals.

The Gunners lost 1-0 last time out in the league a week ago and Arsene Wenger will be without Jack Wilshere who fractured his foot in England’s win over Denmark in midweek, with doubts remaining over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny.

Everton have won just three of their last six games in all competitions and their captain Phil Jagielka is a major doubt with a hamstring injury.

The Toffees managed to nick a 1-1 draw last time they faced Arsenal and a draw this time round is available at 27/10 with Bet Victor. Ladbrokes, amongst others, price Arsenal favourites at 17/20, with Everton available at 18/5 with Bet 365.

This match is live on ITV1 from 12:15pm.

Sheffield United v Charlton Betting Tips

The FA Cup is all about the success of the minnows of the game and two sides that have proved you don’t need to be a big-spending Premier League side to go far in the competition are Sheffield United and Charlton.

The Blades, four times FA Cup winners, knocked out Fulham in the fourth round before beating Nottingham Forest 3-1 in round five. Their cup run has coincided with a resurgence in their league form and head into this game in formidable form with seven wins on the trot.

Visitors Charlton will be hoping that the run will also inspire their league form, with them heading into the game with just one win in their last eight league games.

Sheffield are favourites at 13/10 with Bet Victor and are MY BET OF THE DAY to progress. Bet 365 offer the best price on a Charlton win at 5/2.

Catch this one live on BT Sport 1 from 12pm on Sunday.

Hull City v Sunderland Betting Tips

It’s an all-Premier League affair at the KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon as 12th placed Hull take on 18th placed Sunderland, fresh from their Wembley Capital One Cup final defeat last weekend.

Tiger boss Steve Bruce will be without Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic who are both cup-tied whilst Paul McShane is also unavailable after undergoing ankle surgery.

Gus Poyet will hope their appearance under the white arch last weekend will spur his side onto booking another visit for the semi-finals of the FA Cup in a few weeks time.

Bet 365 currently offer odds of 13/5 on the Black Cats winning, with Bet Victor pricing Hull as 5/4 favourites.

This game is live on ITV1 from 2pm.

Manchester City v Wigan Athletic Betting Tips

Last year’s FA Cup final saw one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history as plucky Wigan nicked the trophy with a late winner from Ben Watson – surely they can’t do it again.

The fact they play Manchester City at the Etihad stadium suggests that’s very unlikely, especially as the hosts have talisman Sergio Aguero back from injury.

Wigan, now under the guidance of Uwe Rosler, ply their trade in the Championship following their relegation last season and their task is made harder with the absence of top scorer Nick Powell who’s unlikely to return from a hamstring injury in time.

City are obviously big favourites, with Paddy Power providing odds of 1/6, whilst Bet 365 offer the best value on another Wigan upset at 20/1.

Catch this one on BT Sport 1 from 4:05.

Check out the latest FA Cup odds from this weekend’s matches with BritBets.

You can also claim free bets with Bet Victor.

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