Are Man Utd and Man City destined for the FA Cup semi-finals?

Russ Yershon
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July 3, 2023

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The world’s oldest domestic league cup competition has reached the quarter-final stage and 8 teams are left with a chance to win this year’s FA Cup.

Manchester City are the current favourites to win the tournament at 11/10 with William Hill, followed by their Manchester rivals Manchester United, who are top price for punters at 9/4 with Skybet. Next in the betting are Birghton at 11/2 with William Hill, and then Fulham at 22/1 with SBK.

The FA Cup quarter finals take place across the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March and for we will preview two of the top matches and seek some value bets for you.

Manchester City v Burnley – Saturday 18th March – Kick-off 5.45pm – Live on BBC TV in UK

Can we see a huge FA Cup shock in this match up as former Manchester City legend Vincent Company returns to the Etihad Stadium as coach of SkyBet Championship leaders Burnley. Vincent Company will get a hugely positive reaction from the home support and it will surely be an emotional day for the Bunley Head Coach returning to his former side.

Vincent Company’s Burnley are taking the SkyBet Championship by storm with their great style of football and young and energetic players working doing a top job for their Head Coach. The visitors come into this match in good form and will be looking to cause a hug upset and knock out one of the giants of the Premier League.

Manchester City are big favourites to win the game, but to find some value, we’re looking at the goals market. Burnley will come into this game looking to attack and try and breakdown the Manchester City defence, while Manchester City will likely rest a few of their top players as they have a huge Champions League match the following week.

However, Manchester City will have huge fire power in their ranks with Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne all looking to put on a big performance to maintain their sides excellent form in this seasons FA Cup.

Preview and Best Bets

We’re expecting goals in this game and although it would be great to see an FA Cup shock, we expect Manchetser City to go through to the next round of the competition and take their place at Wembley for the semi-finals. Our top pick for this match will be Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 15/8 with SpreadEx Sports

Manchester United v Fulham – Sunday 19th March 4.30pm – Live on ITV in UK

Manchester United will be reeling after their 7-0 defeat away at rivals Liverpool in the Premier League and looking to add another trophy to the Carabao Cup win over Newcastle. Manager Erik Ten Hag will want his team to put in a convincing performance as look to reach the FA Cup semi finals.

Standing in Manchester United’s way is London side Fuham, who are having a fantastic season under Head Coach Marco Silva. Visitors Fulham are performing superbly in their first season back in the Premier League. With Mitrovic leading the line and Manor Solomon in amazing form, Fulham will put everything on the line with a hope of causing an FA Cup upset.

A star player for Fulham is Paulinha from Portugal who returns from a ban and will be ready to dominate the centre of midfield to give his team the best chance of ensuring Fulham can deliver the best chance of a win for his team.

Manchester United have huge fire power with Marcus Rashford in top form, as well as Jaden Sancho and Anthony also looking to add to their goal tally this season.

Preview and Best Bets

Manchester United are likely to have too much for Fulham who are in their first FA Cup quarter final in a very long time. With too much fire power and a experience, our big match prediction will be that home advantage will count here and it will be Manchester United making another FA Cup semi-final appearance to join their Manchester rivals.

Our value bet for the match is Manchester United to win and over 2.5 goals in the match which is 6/5 with SkyBet We expect Manchester United to come out firing, but don’t expect Fulham to lie down and with plenty of attacking options, they can make the game interesting. A correct score prediction for this would be Manchester United to win 2-1 with SkyBet.

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