Can The Final FA Cup Fifth Round Tie Also Go To Form?
The romance of the FA Cup has taken a blow after all seven ties played so far in the fifth round were won by the team higher in the hierarchy after 90 minutes. There are no replays from now on but extra time and penalties was not required in any of the ties. Ultimately Manchester City’s quality told against Newport and they are through to the quarter-finals. This week the club play Schalke in the Champions League and Chelsea in the final of the EFL Cup. MANCHESTER CITY are 10/1 with Betfair to win four trophies which no English team has ever done in one season.
If the final tie of the fifth round is won by the higher ranked team Manchester United will beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight. All in the garden was rosy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before PSG were too good for United in the Champions League. If United lose tonight his credentials for being the permanent manager will be questioned. However, Chelsea are in disarray and a defeat at home would be damaging for the manager, Maurizio Sarri. The PSG reverse could be a blip and MANCHESTER UNITED are tipped to beat Chelsea at 11/4 with Paddy Power.
It’s the third round of matches in the Six Nations at the weekend and a potential decider when Wales play England in Cardiff on Saturday. The old rivals are the only teams to have won their first two matches but England are top of the table as they have picked up two bonus points. They have the superior point’s difference by 32 so 16 points per match. Home advantage is worth six points so on current form England should be 10 points favourites. You can back ENGLAND -4 at 10/11 with Coral.
In cricket England embark on a five match One Day International series against West Indies and there are two fixtures in Bridgetown this week. The home team won the three Test series 2-1 but that result went against the latest form. England are first in the official ODI world rankings and West Indies are in 9th place. The home team defied the odds in the Tests but over five 50 over’s matches ENGLAND can beat their hosts 4-1 or 3-2 at combined odds of about 4/7 with Paddy Power.
The Cheltenham Festival begins three weeks tomorrow and there are some final potential prep races at Kempton on Saturday. The Dovecote Novice’s Hurdle often produces a decent winner who gets into the picture for similar races at the Festival. Wissahickon looks a good thing in the Winter Derby at Lingfield on the same day. There are many Nationals these days and ROYAL TARA is the tip to win the Surrey version at Lingfield today (3.50pm) and that outcome is 5/1 with Coral.