We’re back in FA Cup action this weekend as the world’s oldest association football competition gets into the quarter-final stages with ties that are certain to get punters flocking to their nearest bookie to have a flutter.
The FA Cup is renowned for it’s upsets and can often be the ideal place to make some big money when it comes to your betslip.
The quarter-final draw has thrown up some fantastic ties, with non-league Lincoln City’s visit to Arsenal and another Chelsea return for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho the standout clashes.
Meanwhile Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who were forced to a replay by Championship promotion chasers Huddersfield in the last round take on Premier League strugglers Middlesbrough for a place in the Wembley semi-final, whilst free scoring Harry Kane and his Tottenham side take on London rivals Millwall.
There will be thousands of punters looking to go bold and win some big money by backing the likes of Millwall and Lincoln to upset the odds, however, now we’re in the latter stages the Premier League big boys will not be holding back. With that in mind, you’ll need to be taking a look at the various combinations to maximise your winnings, a simple treble of the favourites will get you nowhere this weekend.
Having been humiliated by German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arsenal will be in no mood for a cup upset, although they always have a goal (or five) for their opponents, the Gunners to win and both teams to score is a canny pick this weekend.
Add to the Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese will take a very different side to that which lost 4-0 in London earlier in the season and will be seeking vengeance. Again, there will be goals in this one but we fancy the visitors to take it, United to win and keep their hopes of a cup treble alive, with both teams to score could get you a nice profit.
Finally, Pep Guardiola’s side will be in the mood for goals this weekend. Having rested Raheem Sterling for their mid-week draw with Stoke City, the Sky Blues will have a bit between their teeth against Boro, the Citizens to win with over 2.5 goals in the game completes our FA Cup treble, which could give earn you some decent spending money this weekend at 50/1, good luck!