FA Cup Weekend: Best Betting Tips for 17th, 18th &19th February 2018


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An exciting football weekend is ahead of us in England with Premier League sides getting ready for their FA Cup fifth-round challenges.

The action heats up on Saturday, 17th February with a couple of interesting games we have previewed for you with a special focus on best betting options you can pursue.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea

Carlos Carvalhal is returning ‘home’ with Swansea as he goes back to Hillsborough to face his former club Sheffield Wednesday. The Portuguese left the club after two-and-a-half years back in December and went on to become an immediate success in the Premier League where he’s currently enjoying a highly successful spell with the Swans.

Carvalhal’s men are unbeaten in their last ten matches across all competitions, a fantastic stretch which includes an incredible 8-1 win over Notts Country in the previous round of the FA Cup.

This thumping victory makes Swansea a clear favoruties to win at Sheffield Wednesday and you can back them over at the Sun Bets with 13/10 stacked in their favour.

WBA vs Southampton

Premier League relegation scrappers West Brom and Southampton will find their FA Cup clash as an unnecessary distraction but also as a chance to kick start their respective campaigns with 11 games left in the top-tier calendar.

West Bromwich Albion sit rock-bottom in the Premier League standings and head into the Southampton clash on the back of a three-match losing run. Southampton suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool but stand a bigger chance of making it into the next round of the FA Cup knowing they won their last three matches against WBA.

10Bet will back your bet on the Saints with 28/17 betting odds.

Huddersfield vs Manchester United

The Terries will be forgiven for not taking the FA Cup to the top of their priorities this season but should still be taken quite seriously knowing they already defeated Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils exacted their revenge for the October loss with a 2-0 win earlier in February – courtesy of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez – and will be desperate for another win. Jose Mourinho’s men lost two of their last three matches, including the 1-0 slump at Newcastle United last time out and the Portuguese boss will demand a strong response.

Manchester United to win Half-Time/Full-Time like a good choice with 11/10 betting odds available at the Sun Bets.

Rochdale vs Tottenham

Rochdale’s pitch is the talk of the town ahead of Tottenham’s trip over to Spotland. Lots of professional players grew up playing on worse parks and this should not be a problem for in-form Tottenham who travel to Rochdale high on confidence following their come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Juventus way.

From Champions League floodlights to FA Cup sandpits, Harry Kane is still a 4/9 bet with Betfair to score anytime. 

Wigan vs Manchester City

Manchester City are ready to continue their tireless charge towards glory as they rush onwards to what would be an unprecedented quadruple.

Guardiola’s men are coming off from a compelling 4-0 win over FC Basel in the Champions League and with only six wins away from lifting the Premier League trophy they will have plenty about them to mount the FA Cup challenge as well.

Citizens stand at 5/6 to Win with NetBet and it’s a selection we recommend for this clash. 

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