FA Cup Tips

FA Cup Tips – 18th February

2017-02-17
10/1 threefold as the Cup returns

Chelsea to beat Wolves and over 2.5 goals – 34/27

The league and cup double is very much on for Chelsea and a favourable looking draw away to Wolves will have pleased Antonio Conte. The Blues have not been at their best of late, but they will name a vastly changed team for the trip to the Midlands, bringing in several highly-talented, vastly-motivated squad players.

Despite toppling Liverpool in the last round, Wolves are on a poor run. They have lost their last three in the Championship, scoring only one goal in the process. Paul Lambert’s side have struggled, particularly offensively, and will not get many opportunities to create against this Chelsea team.

Chelsea are understandably strong favourites to win this match and a comfortable victory is likely. Players wanting to prove themselves in a team full of confidence are dangerous to anyone, particularly to a team in a lower division on a poor run of form.

Burnley to beat Lincoln City and over 2.5 goals – 27/25

Leaders of the National League, Lincoln, travel to Turf Moor to face Premier League Burnley this weekend. Prolific in the league, Lincoln have scored over 2 goals per match which makes 2.5 goals a solid odds-increasing addition to an accumulator.

Burnley, though, should have enough quality to secure victory. With their Premier League status secured for another year, the Clarets can afford to throw their full strength team into the FA Cup. Sean Dyche’s side are not ones to back to slip up this weekend and should notch a routine victory against their lower league opposition.

Considering Burnley’s home form odds of 27/25 for them to win and over 2.5 goals looks like great value.

Manchester City to beat Huddersfield and over 2.5 goals – 31/25

While Pep Guardiola has rotated a lot in the cup this season, Manchester City currently have the momentum to overcome even an in-form Huddersfield team. Huddersfield have won their last six matches, but will surely struggle to keep Manchester City’s talented team at bay.

David Wagner will send out a strong side, with their chances of an upset looking relatively good. Goals are a guarantee in any Manchester City game, mind, which is why over 2.5 goals is a logical addition to the bet. City will concede, but the fresh Kelechi Iheanacho, Jesus Navas and Nolito have the class to make the difference between the two sides.

Huddersfield could be tempted to relax a little for this fixture too, with automatic promotion a distinct possibility in the Championship.