FA Cup & Premier League Tips – 19th & 20th March

Author: Published: March 18, 2022

Premier League TipsThis weekend we have the return of the FA Cup which is now at the quarter final stage, but in addition to that we also have three Premier League games, one on Saturday and two on Sunday and between those seven games I have made my selections for this week.

After a good run of returns, I’ve had a bit of a lull with the Champions League in midweek but my Europa League tips are still giving me a chance of making a profit this week and I am looking to do likewise with this weekend’s selection of tips.

I am glad there are some Premier League games this weekend alongside the FA Cup Quarter Final ties as I feel that there are three one-sided games there, where finding good value odds on a bet is going to be tough.

We have Chelsea taking on Middlesbrough at the Riverside, while Nottingham Forest host Liverpool on Sunday. The other two games are all Premier League affairs with Southampton taking on Manchester City and Crystal Palace hosting Everton.

In the Premier League we have Aston Villa facing Arsenal on Sunday, followed by Leicester hosting Brentford and a London derby as Tottenham take on West Ham in a game that has massive repercussions for the race for fourth spot in the table behind the top three.

Like I said, I’ve been a bit disappointed with my last couple of sets of tips, but hopefully I can get back on track with this quartet for the weekend.

Football Betting Tips: Saturday 19th March

Aston Villa VS Arsenal
19/03/2022 12:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

Villa come into this game in 9th place in the table, while Arsenal are 4th.
The Gunners lost their first game in a while at home to Liverpool in midweek.
Arsenal have won 8 of the last 11 games between the teams.
Aston Villa though have won three of the last four, despite losing earlier this season.

Analysis

Only one of the last 19 games between these two teams has finished in a draw, which means that history suggests a level finish is not too likely at the weekend. Arsenal have won 8 of the last 11 between the two, but only one of the last four, Villa winning the three prior to that.

The Gunners were 3-1 winners when the teams met in London back in October and after their solid run of form pushed them into the top four, they were brought to a halt in midweek by Liverpool while Villa went down to a defeat at West Ham last weekend, in a game they actually had the better of.

Steven Gerrard’s team have improved a lot since he came in with some top quality signings boosting Villa’s attacking prowess in particular and the signing of Coutinho, who has been so impressive since joining on loan, has been a master stroke.

In these types of games, top players can make a difference and since coming in at Aston Villa, Coutinho has done precisely that, making a mockery of those who said he was finished. He’s been key to all Villa’s best attacking play and at 3/1 to score at any time, I think that is a fantastic value bet.

Prediction

Philippe Coutinho to score anytime - £10 returns £40.00
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Football Betting Tips: Sunday 20th March

Leicester VS Brentford
20/03/2022 2:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

Leicester are 12th in the EPL with 33 points. Brentford are 15th with 30 points.
Brentford have won both their last two games in the EPL.
Leicester were 2-1 winners when the two teams met back in October.
Leicester have won 8 of the last 9 between the two. Brentford’s last win was in 1953.

Analysis

Brentford have a very poor record against Leicester, although the teams have not met that often in recent years. Even so, the Foxes kept up their good record over the Bees with a 2-1 win away from. home in October.

The visitors come into this game on the back of two big wins that have eased their relegation fears substantially and with Christian Eriksen now starting to get back to full fitness, his influence on this team will only be a positive as they head into the final quarter of the season.

However, Leicester are usually strong at the King Power and they have beaten the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United there this season and if the home side play well, then I think they will score the win here, although this is a tough one to call.

Given that both these teams have not had the best of times in recent months, and have struggled for consistency over large parts of the season, I am not going to get too clever with this bet. Brentford have won twice in a row but I can’t see that continuing here and I am backing Leicester to land the win.

Prediction

Leicester City to win - £10 returns £21.50
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Tottenham VS West Ham
20/03/2022 4:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

Spurs are 7th and West Ham 6th in the table, both on 48 points.
Spurs have won 5 of the last 10 between the two, West Ham 3 with two games drawn.
Both teams have scored in three of the last four and four of the last 6 games between them.
Harry Kane has 11 EPL goals against West Ham in just 15 appearances.

Analysis

This game could well be one of the decisive ones for the four teams embroiled in the battle for fourth place in the table, but with Manchester United and Arsenal ahead of both these teams, a defeat for either could well be a massive blow in that quest for Champions League football.

West Ham were the 1-0 winners when the teams met earlier on in the season, Antonio scoring the goal for them on that day but Spurs will be more confident at home especially with Harry Kane scoring goals again in tandem with Son Hyeong-Min.

Kane has netted 11 goals in 15 EPL games against West Ham, he has only scored more time against one other opponent (Leicester City) After good wins against Everton at home and Brighton away, without conceding, Spurs should feel confident against a West Ham side with just two wins in their last five.

In three of the last four games between these two teams both teams have scored and given how they have both performed in recent times and their recent form, I think that this is a good bet to occur on Sunday too. That said, I still feel Tottenham will do just enough to earn the win here.

Prediction

Tottenham to win and Both Teams to Score - £10 returns £34.00
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Nottingham Forest VS Liverpool
20/03/2022 6:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

Forest have lost just one of their last 14 games and lie 8th in the Championship.
Liverpool are 2nd in the EPL, winning all their last nine in that competition.
The last game between the two was in 1999, a 2-2 draw at the City Ground.
Six of the last seven games between the two saw both teams score.

Analysis

It’s hard to read too much into the historic stats for this game as they are based on matches that took place no later than April 1999. Forest and Liverpool have not met in any competition since then so there hasn’t been any recent form between the two to compare.

However, Forest are in a good run of form at the moment and have proven tough to beat in the Championship, while despatching Arsenal and Leicester in the FA Cup, the latter in the shape of a 4-1 thrashing.

That said, Liverpool are in great form too and have already won the Carabao Cup and are still going strong in Europe, the Premier League and this competition. I do feel Jurgen Klopp will rotate his squad for this game, but even so, it will be a massively strong Liverpool side, more than good enough to land the win.

I do feel Liverpool will win the game and will probably score a goal or two, and that is where the value is for this match. Having see how Forest defend, I think a penalty is a good option for Liverpool and if Salah is rested, as I feel he will be, I think James Milner will step up to take it and he is a solid bet in the anytime goalscorer market.

Prediction

James Milner – Anytime Goalscorer - £10 returns £48.00
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