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FA Cup Semi Final Draw Preview & Winner Odds

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The draw for the semi-finals of the FA Cup sees outright favourites Manchester City take on Brighton and Wolves going up against Watford. It was another fantastic weekend of Cup action with Watford the first to reach the final four.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Man City 1/3
Wolves 4/1
Watford 10/1
Brighton 16/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 7:10 p.m.)

Andre Gray came off the bench to get the winning goal at Vicarage Road for Watford against Crystal Palace. They will go up against Wolves who produced a fantastic display to dispatch Manchester United on Saturday evening at Molineux. It continues a fine season from Nuno Espirito Santo’s men in both league and cup.

Manchester City had to mount a big fightback to reach the final four. They found themselves 2-0 down at Championship side Swansea but managed to haul themselves through to the next round with a 3-2 turnaround. It leaves Manchester City as 1/3 outright favourites* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 17th, 2019 at 7:10 p.m.).

The Citizens, who are still firing on four different fronts this season play host to Brighton. The Seagulls managed to scrape through a tough match at Millwall on Sunday, equalising in the 95th minute after a mistake front the Lions’ keeper. That gave them the lifeline they needed and they came through a penalty shootout to reach the final four.

18th March 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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Champions League Quarter Final Draw & Preview

UEFA Champions League Betting

The draw for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League was made on Friday. All four of the English Premier League sides are in the mix, and the draw sees two of them, Spurs and Manchester City go head to head. With the semi-final draw also made, there is also the potential of Manchester United and Liverpool meeting in the final four.

Champions League Winner Odds*

Manchester City 2/1
Juventus 10/3
Barcelona 7/2
Liverpool 4/1
Man Utd 20/1
Spurs 25/1
Ajax 40/1
Porto 100/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)

Ajax v Juventus To Qualify Odds*

Juventus 1/5
Ajax 1/3
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)

Ajax pulled off a big shock in the last round as they produced that stunning success over the reigning champions Real Madrid. Their thumping 4-1 win at the Bernabeu stunned the world of football. Next up for them will be the challenge of Italian champions Juventus. Juventus looked on the way out after a 2-0 loss in their first leg of their round of sixteen tie against Atletico Madrid.

But a stunning hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo back in Turin saw them power their way back to reach the final four. Juventus have won five of the last six games against Ajax and are currently undefeated in their last ten against the Dutch side. Juventus lead the overall head to head W6 D4 L2. Ajax are at home for the first leg, but it is Juve who are the even-money favourites to win that fixture* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)

Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 6 Juventus wins, 2 Ajax wins, 4 draws

Liverpool v Porto To Qualify Odds*

Liverpool 2/9
Porto 3/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)

A great draw for Liverpool in this one as they avoided all of the heavyweights. The Reds were up against the Portuguese side in last season’s round of sixteen and Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success. Liverpool progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a stunning second leg win out at Bayern Munich to knock off the German champions.

Porto came through their tussle against Roma in the last round but they have lost their last two knockout ties against English opposition. Porto have never won a game against Liverpool either and they are really going to be up against it in this one. Liverpool are 1/3 to win the first leg at Anfield* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).

Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 3 Liverpool wins, 0 Porto wins, 3 draws

Tottenham v Manchester City To Qualify Odds*

Man City 1/6
Tottenham 4/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)

Manchester City are probably quite happy with this tie as it sees them take on an opponent which they are familiar with. Earlier this season Manchester City collected a 1-0 victory over the Lilywhites in their away game against them. This will be the first ever European fixture between the two sides and City arrived in the quarterfinals in style. They thumped Schalke 10-2 on aggregate, winning the second leg 7-0 at home against the Germans.

It really is the enormous threat that they carry at the Etihad which is going to be the most telling factor. They did, however, lose both games against Liverpool in last season’s quarterfinals. Spurs did a fantastic job as well though in beating Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate in their round of sixteen tie. The Citizens are 4/6 favourites to open with a win in the first leg away from home* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).

In 156 competitive meetings, City have won 61 to Spurs’ 60, with 35 draws.

Barcelona v Manchester United To Qualify Odds*

Barcelona 1/4
Manchester United 11/4
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)

This is just about the last draw that Manchester United would have wanted to pull out of the hat. Barcelona hammered Lyon 5-1 at home in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie against the French outfit. The Catalans are five-time winners of the European Cup and are still one of the clear front runners in the tournament. United start at home in this one and they are likely going to have make that count to take something back to the Nou Camp to defend.

But still, United have won at Juventus in this season’s campaign and they became the first side ever to overturn a 2-0 first leg home deficit in the competition. United roared back to beat PSG in their round of sixteen tie. The Red Devils have only won one of their eight previous meetings with Barcelona in the European Cup/Champions League. Will they be able to handle Lionel Messi and co? United are 9/4 underdogs for the first leg at OT* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).

Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 4 Barcelona wins, 3 United wins, 4 draws

Semi Final Draws

1. Tottenham Hotspur / Manchester City v Ajax / Juventus
2. Barcelona / Manchester United v Liverpool / Porto

15th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Swansea v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th March 2019

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Swansea v Manchester City FA Cup Preview, 16th March 12.15pm

Championship side Swansea have the unenviable task of having to go up against Manchester City in the FA Cup quarterfinals. They are going to have to defy some huge odds of 16/1 to try and bank the upset in the game. Will Man City keep their quadruple hopes alive? Read our Swansea v Manchester City betting tips for more.

Swansea v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man city 1/7
Draw 7/1
Swansea 16/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)


Swansea News and Form

There’s a massive challenge ahead for the Swans in this one then. They have won only three of their last nine games across all competitions The positive from that is that each of those three wins were on home soil. But they won’t have faced anything quite like Manchester City this season of course. Swansea are W5 D2 in their last seven home games for the season, scoring at least two goals in four for their last five at the Liberty Stadium. In this season’s FA Cup, Swansea opened with a win at Aston Villa before defeating Gillingham and then Brentford both by a 4-1 scoreline back on home soil.

Swansea v Manchester City Head to Head

Man City have won their last three trips to the Liberty Stadium
City are on a five-match winning streak against Swansea
The Welsh club are winless in thirteen against the Citizens
This is the first ever FA Cup tie between them

Manchester City News and Form

The Citizens have won their last four games on the bounce and they are undefeated in ten across all composition, winning nine of those. If you want to look back further they have suffered only the one defeat in their last nineteen games in all competitions. Out on their travels, they have won four of their last five (D1) and they have taken a clean sheet in three of their last five on the road. Manchester City have been firing off the goals in his season’s FA Cup. They have posted a 7-0 win over Rotherham, a 5-0 win over Burnley and last time out they beat Newport 4-1.

Who will win – Swansea v Manchester City Predictions

There should only be one winner from this contest and that, of course, should be Manchester City. The Citizens have the power in depth to get through this test at the Liberty Stadium. Will the Swans keep the score down? Man City to win by a two-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.).

15th March 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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Manchester City v Schalke Prediction & Betting Tips, 12th March 2019

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Manchester City v Schalke Champions League Preview, 12th March 8.00pm

The Citizens are in pole position in this tie as they are 3-2 up from the first leg. That was after being 2-1 down in Germany with just the ten men on the field. Now with home advantage, the Citizens are hot favourites to get through. Read our Manchester City v Schalke betting tips for more.

Manchester City v Schalke Betting Odds*

Manchester City 1/6
Draw 15/2
Schalke 18/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)


Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City looked in trouble at 2-1 down and with Nicolas Otamendi having been sent off in the first leg of this tie. But the Citizens pounced back with Raheem Sterling netting a 90th-minute winner in Gelsenkirchen. This is the sixth straight season that Manchester City find themselves in the round of sixteen. City have lost both of their previous two-legged contests against German clubs.

They have won two of their last three ties at this stage of the competition. That is the only two wins in the round of sixteen in their five previous visits. The result in the first leg leaves Man City with three wins in their four previous games against Schalke (L1). City lost at home against Basel in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie last season but won comfortably on aggregate still.

The result against Basel means that City have won only one of their five home games in the round of sixteen (D1 L3). Manchester City have won seven of their last eight games against German opposition and after beating Hoffenheim 2-1 on matchday six, this is their third straight game against Bundesliga opposition in Europe.

City hold a W7 D2 L1 record at home against German opposition. Manchester City have won half of their last twelve European matches, home and away, losing five of those. So it’s not the greatest of records really. Still, as a positive, they have never lost any of their nine previous European two-legged ties after having won the first leg away from home.

Schalke News and Form

Both of Schalke’s goals in the first leg came from penalty kicks. This is their first appearance in the round of sixteen since the 2014/15 season when they lost on aggregate to Real Madrid. They have won only one of their five previous away games in the round of sixteen in the UEFA Champions League (D2 L2).

Schalke have lost each to their last three round of sixteen ties and have won only two of their five previous ties at this stage of the competition. Their last one was against Valencia in 2010/11. In the group stage campaign, this season the Germans took four points on their travels, but have lost just three of their last fifteen road games in Europe (W8 D4).

Schalke are winless in their last six against English opposites (D2 L4) and they have won only one of their eight previous visits to England (D2 L5). That lone win was at Arsenal. Their record in their two-legged ties against English opposition is W1 L1. Schalke have lost all five UEFA ties in which they lost at home in the first leg.

Manchester City v Schalke Tips & Odds

Man City to win & both teams to score at 7/4
Under 3.5 goals at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)

Who will win – Manchester City v Schalke Predictions

Manchester City should have it easy from here on out. They have to be backed to get the second leg win on the board. Maybe worth having a look at their win with both teams to score.

11th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Manchester City v Watford Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th March 2019

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Manchester City v Watford Premier League Preview, 9th March 5.30pm

Manchester City could open up a four-point lead at the top of the table if they can keep their winning streak going. Challengers Liverpool will be playing on Sunday. So City have a huge change to put some pressure on the Reds. Watford have won three of their last four played but have struggled in recent matches against City. Read our Manchester City v Watford betting tips for more.

Manchester City v Watford Betting Odds*

Man City 1/7
Draw 13/2
Watford 16/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th March 2019 at 6:07 p.m.)


Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City are now on a five-match winning streak in the top flight as they push towards the title. They collected three points from a 1-0 victory against Bournemouth last weekend. That is back-to-back 1-0 wins that Manchester city have recorded in the top flight. When it comes down to the title race at this stage of the season, sometimes it just is about grinding out those results in whatever fashion possible. Their clean sheet at the Vitality Stadium was their fourth in a row, home and away. Manchester City have taken victory in seven of their last eight league games and at home, they are W14 L1 from their 15 played.

Manchester City are at exactly 50 home goals scored this season, which is an average of 3.3 goals per home game that they have returned at this season. Manchester City have conceded only 11 goals in their home campaign, with 60% of their home games going over 3.5 goals. In total, the Citizens have earned a clean sheet in 40% of home games. City have conceded in just one of their last four home league fixtures. Sergio Aguero has seven goals in his last three home games. Just three of their fourteen home successes this season in the EPL have been by a margin of only one goal.

Manchester City v Watford Head to Head

Man City earned a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road back in December
The Citizens are on a nine-match winning streak against Watford
The Hornets have scored one goal in their four previous EPL visits to Man City
Watford have scored just three goals in their last seven against Man City, home and away

Watford News and Form

Watford left it very late but they produced three points at home against Leicester last weekend. That made it three wins in four league games for the Hornets. So they do have a little bit of form running behind them. There Watford have only a taken two defeats in their last 10 Premier League games. Their away form stands at W5 D5 L5 and they have averaged 1.5 goals per road game. They did not have a great time of things out on the road in their last fixture as they were hammered 5-0 at Anfield by Liverpool.

It is worth noting that the last two league defeats that Watford have suffered have both been against sides who are currently in the top three. Overall home and away this season, from eight games played against the current top six, Watford are just W1 L7. So they have certainly struggled when it comes to taking on the top sides. Watford have taken a clean sheet in just 20% of away games. Each of their last three, home and away have ended up going over 2.5 goals. To their great credit, they are seven points better off than they were at the same stage of last season’s campaign.

Manchester City v Watford Tips & Odds

Man City to win to nil at 10/11
Sergio Aguero first goalscorer at 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th March 2019 at 6:07 p.m.)

Who will win – Manchester City v Watford Predictions

We can only see another three points coming for Manchester City in this one. Watford have had a really hard time in the Premier League against the Citizens. We expect that to continue. Man City to win to nil.

8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Bournemouth v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 2nd March 2019

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Bournemouth v Manchester City Premier League Preview, 2nd March 3.00pm

The bulk of the issues that Bournemouth have had this season have been away from home. They are actually in pretty decent form at the Vitality Stadium. That could make this game against Manchester City interesting. Will the Citizens be able to crack what could be a stubborn opponent? Read our Bournemouth v Manchester City betting tips for more.

Bournemouth v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Manchester City 1/4
Draw 19/4
Bournemouth 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 6:06 p.m.)


Bournemouth News and Form

Taking a look at Bournemouth’s home form this season, they could actually make life a little bit tricky for Manchester City in this game. The Cherries are W7 D4 L3 on home soil in the top flight this season and they are currently running on an unbeaten streak of five at the Vitality Stadium. Their last home win recorded was a big 4-0 success over Chelsea at the end of January.

Each of their last three home successes in the Premier League have been with a clean sheet. In all seven of their home wins this season Bournemouth have scored at least two goals in each. Bournemouth are averaging 1.8 goals per home game this season and 64% of their home fixtures have ended up over 2.5 goals.

They are currently on a five-match scoring streak of form at home and just once they have been trailing at the halftime break at the Vitality. It really is their away form which has been letting them down this season. However looking specifically at this game, Bournemouth have lost their three home games against sides currently in the top five, conceding at least two goals in each of those defeats.

Bournemouth v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City took a 3-1 victory at home over Bournemouth in December
Manchester City have won all seven previous EPL meetings against Bournemouth
The Citizens have scored at least two goals in each of their seven EPL games against the Cherries
Bournemouth have scored in just two of their last six against the Citizens

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City hold an away record of W8 D2 L3 this season in the Premier League. All three of the away defeats which they have suffered on their travels have happened since the start of December. They are actually W3 L3 in their last six on the road. But breaking it down into more current form, the Citizens have won three of their last four away from the Etihad (L1). Manchester City have averaged 1.9 goals per away game this season. Their defence has conceded just nine goals in their 13 road fixtures this season.

Just about half of their away games only have made it over 2.5 goals. Manchester City have taken a clean sheet in two of their last three on their travels. In total, they have earned a clean sheet in 54% of their away games in the top flight. Manchester City have scored in each of their last five away from home and haven’t been involved in an away draw in nine. Manchester City have been leading at the halftime break in nine of their 13 away games, having scored 64% of their road goals in the first period of fixtures.

Bournemouth v Manchester City Tips & Odds

Manchester City to win and both teams to score in 7/5
Over 3.5 goals at even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 6:06 p.m.)

Who will win – Bournemouth v Manchester City Predictions

Bournemouth may well make a nuisance of themselves in this one and there worth backing to get on the scoresheet at least. But still, Manchester City should be able to expose the weaknesses in Bournemouth defence. Away win and both teams to score.

27th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Manchester City v West Ham Prediction & Betting Tips, 27th February 2019

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Manchester City v West Ham Premier League Preview, 27th February 8.00pm

It is back into Premier League action for Manchester City after their EFL cup success over Chelsea on the weekend. The Citizens lost top spot by a point to Liverpool on the weekend. West Ham make the unenviable trip to the Etihad, the Hammers defending three-match undefeated streak of form. Read our Manchester City v West Ham betting tips for more.

Manchester City v West Ham Betting Odds*

Manchester City 1/6
Draw 8/1
West Ham 18/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 24th, 2019 at 7:43 p.m.)


Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City’s last League game saw them record a 6-0 home win over Chelsea. In their last four home games, they have beaten three of the current top six. So by no stretch of the imagination, is this going to be an easy game for the visiting West Ham in midweek. Manchester City have a home record of W13 L1 this season. City are currently on a four-match winning streak at the Etihad and have scored a total of 12 goals in their last three there are alone. Manchester City actually averaged 3.5 goals per home game this season. 93% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals

Sergio Aguero has scored a ridiculous six goals in his last four League home games. In total, the Citizens have taken a clean sheet in 36% of their home League games this season. They have of course hit the back of the net in each and every home fixture played this season. Home and away they have scored in each of their last 11 top-flight games. Manchester City have been leading at the halftime break in all but three of their home League games this season. All but two of their home victories have been by a margin of at least two goals. City have opened the scoring in every home game and they have scored at least two goals in every home game as well.

Manchester City v West Ham Head to Head

Man City were 4-0 winners at West Ham earlier this season
The Citizens are on a six-match winning streak against the Hammers in all competitions
Both teams have scored in each of the last three between them at the Etihad
Each of the last eight meetings in all competition have gone over 2.5 goals

West Ham News and Form

West Ham earned a 3-1 home victory over the relegation-bound Fulham on the weekend. That was a good boost for the Hammers because they were on a four-match winless streak before that, taking just two points from those four games. West Ham have won none of their four away games played this season against sides currently in the top half of the table. West Ham have scored in just one of those four games and they have conceded at least two goals in each of those defeats as well. So clearly a tough game ahead for them.

The overall away form of West Ham this season is W4 D3 L6. West Ham have lost three of their last four away games played and in that sequence of games they have come up with just the one goal only. West Ham averaged just a tiny shade over a goal per game on their travels this season. Less than half of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. West Ham have earned a clean sheet in just 15% of their road fixtures in the top flight and they are without a clean sheet in five away from home. The Hammers have conceded 60% of their away goals in second half of fixtures.

Manchester City v West Ham Tips & Odds

Manchester City/Manchester City half time/full time at 1/2
Man City to win by a two-goal margin at 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 24th, 2019 at 7:43 p.m.)

Who will win – Manchester City v West Ham Predictions

We don’t see any cup hangover happening for Manchester City. They are likely just to get back down to business and bag another very comfortable three home points in this one. Manchester City to win both at halftime and full-time looks a solid option.

26th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Chelsea v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 24th February 2019

FA Cup & League Cup Betting

Chelsea v Manchester City EFL Cup Final Preview, 24th February 4.30pm

Chelsea have been having some troubled times recently and this comes after a busy week for them. It will be their fourth game in ten days. They were, of course, hammered out of sight in a recent league meeting with the Citizens. Will it be City celebrating their fourth win in the last six editions of the EFL Cup? Read our Chelsea v Manchester City betting tips for more.

Chelsea v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 4/7
Draw 18/5
Chelsea 19/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 22nd, 2019 at 5:52 p.m.)
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Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup at home by Manchester United last Monday and then faced Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday night. So they have been busy and they have looked a long way short of confidence. Overall home and away in their last eleven games in all competitions Chelsea are W6 L5 so they are totally hit and miss.

Most of their problems have happened when they have been away from Stamford Bridge. But they did have a huge success in the last round of the League Cup as they beat London rivals Tottenham, albeit through a penalty shoot-out at the end of the day. Chelsea haven’t looked solid at the back while they have struggled to make a big impact going forward really.

Head coach Maurizio Sarri is under huge pressure and their style involves a lot of sideways passing with no penetration. After their recent 6-0 defeat at the hands of City, what can the Blues come up with? That is the fascinating aspect, can they come up with a game plan to thwart the power of City? Chelsea were the first domestic team to beat the Citizens this season, taking a league victory over them back in December.

Chelsea v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City are W2 L1 against Chelsea this season (EPL and Community Shield)
Man City have won four of their last five against the Blues
Chelsea have scored in just one of their last five against the Citizens
Between them, they have won four of the last five EFL Cups (MC 3, CH 1)

Manchester City News and Form

There is nothing wrong with Man City’s form, in stark contrast to that of the Blues. They were in European action in midweek, managing to come from behind with ten men to record an away win at Schalke. That leaves City with a five-match winning streak going in all competitions. They have scored at least three goals in four of the wins in that sequence as well.

Looking back a little further they are W13 L1 in their last fourteen games in all competitions. They are right on song at the moment and are so strong. In their 6-0 league win over Chelsea recently the Citizens were out of sight in the first twenty minutes of the game and simply coasted to the three points. That is what they are capable of.

Do Chelsea have the strengths at the moment to contain them? The Citizens beat Arsenal 3-0 in last season’s EFL Cup Final. In their four matches in this season’s competition, they have conceded just the one goal, scoring thirteen. That, of course, is without them even playing at full strength. They have the head to head form over Chelsea, they have form and they have confidence. It looks as if it their title to lose.

Chelsea v Manchester City Tips & Odds

Man City/Man City half time/full time 4/7
Manchester City to win to nil 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 22nd, 2019 at 5:52 p.m.)

Who will win – Chelsea v Manchester City Predictions

Looking at the current standings of the two teams this could end being another comfortable afternoon for the Citizens against Chelsea. Manchester City are well on top of their game at the moment and they look as if they could deliver again on a Man City/Man City half time/full-time option.

22nd February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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FA Cup – Quarter Final Draw – Manchester City 4/5 favourites

FA Cup & League Cup Betting

The quarter finals of the FA Cup was made on Monday evening. The final game of the fifth round saw Manchester United take what was a comfortably easy away win at Chelsea. That was a repeat of last season’s FA Cup Final line up, with Chelsea prevailing. So the holders are out and Manchester United are now running as second favourites to lift this season’s title.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Man City 4/5
Man Utd 10/3
Wolves 8/1
Watford 12/1
Crystal Palace 14/1
Brighton 16/1
Millwall 50/1
Swansea 66/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm)

Manchester United are 10/3 to win the FA Cup this season* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm). Having played away at Arsenal and then Chelsea in the last two rounds, once again they’ll be back out on the road against Premier League opposition. United go to Wolves in the final eight.

Their rivals Manchester City remain the favourites to win outright at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm). The Citizens are also out on the road in the quarterfinals, making a trip to south Wales to face Championship side Swansea.

Swansea are one of two Championship sides left in the competition along with Millwall. Manchester United and Manchester United are the only two from the so-called Big Six of English football to remain in the competition.

FA Cup Quarter Final Draw

Swansea v Man City
Watford v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Man Utd
Millwall v Brighton

Ties to be played March 15-17

19th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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Schalke v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 20th February 2019

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Schalke v Manchester City Champions League Preview, 20th February 8.00pm

Manchester City are still on target for the quadruple this season and they can be very happy with their draw for the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. They make a trip to Germany to open their account in this tie as they face a Schalke side who are looking for their first win at this stage since the 2010/11 season. Read our Schalke v Manchester City betting tips for more.

Schalke v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 2/7
Draw 19/4
Schalke 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:42 p.m.)


Schalke News and Form

Schalke have exited the UEFA Champions League at the round of 16 stage in each of the last three campaigns. They will likely know that getting an advantage in this home leg is going to be vitally important for their chances. In the group stage, this season Schalke finished runners-up to Porto. Schalke have met Manchester City three times before, with Manchester City at W2 L1 from those three previous games. This is the first time that Schalke have been at this stage of the competition since the 2014/15 season.

Schalke have only prevailed from two of their previous five round of 16 ties in the Champions League. On those two occasions that they did get through Schalke had won the home leg. They went unbeaten in this season’s group stage, winning two of their fixtures and both wins were with a clean sheet. In their last eight Champions League home games Schalke hold a W3 D2 L3 record. In a sequence of matches, they have conceded 18 goals. But if you tally of their home form in all competitions in European action, Schalke are W6 D3. They do however remain winless in their last five games against English opposition, losing three of those. Their last game in Gelsenkirchen against an English side ended in a 5-0 defeat against Chelsea.

Schalke v Manchester City Head to Head

The last meeting was a 2-0 for Man City in the 2008 UEFA Cup
Man City are W2 D1 from three previous games against Schalke
Both teams have scored in one of the three previous meetings

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City recovered from an early setback of the defeat against Lyon in the group stage to top the section. This is the sixth consecutive season that Manchester City have made it to the round of 16 in the Champions League. They have won just two of their previous five ties at this stage of the competition. Last season they took a win at Basel in the round of 16 which was only their second away success at this stage of the competition. They have lost three of their five previous away matches in the round of 16.

Manchester City were up against German opposition in the group stage as they faced Hoffenheim. City won both fixtures 2-1 against the Bundesliga side. Manchester City have taken six wins from their last seven games against German opposition (D1). In their last five visits to Germany, Manchester city have posted a W3 D1 L1 record. In this tie they will be looking to earn their first ever two-legged victory against German opposition. They have lost their previous two. The Citizens have won just five of their last 11 European matches, home and away.

Schalke v Manchester City Tips & Odds

Man City to win & both teams to score at 15/8
Over 2.5 goals at 8/15
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:42 p.m.)

Who will win – Schalke v Manchester City Predictions

The first leg ties like this are generally never the most exciting, but we feel there should be enough from Manchester City to go and collect themselves a first leg lead in this tie. Manchester City to win and both teams to score.

18th February 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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