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Weekend Football Tips: 27th & 28th June (FA Cup)

Author: Last Updated: June 26, 2020

FA Cup TipsHaving posted a small profit of £11.50 at the weekend, I have followed that up with another small profit from my first half of tips across Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week, thanks to Man Utd beating Sheff Utd to nil.

I have two more games being played when writing these tips (on Thursday evening) that I am hopeful will add to that tally.

This weekend as I’ve decided to focus on the four FA Cup Quarter Final games that are being played across Saturday and Sunday for this selection of tips.

Six out of the eight teams remaining in the tournament are inside the Premier League top ten and the other two are Premier League teams so there’s set to be some quality action.

Interestingly, rule changes mean that these games will now not go to extra time, but will instead go straight to penalties after 90 minutes have been played, so we will know the four semi-finalists after the final game on Sunday.

My selection of football tips and predictions for this weekend in the FA Cup are as follows…

Football Betting Tips: Saturday 27th June

Norwich City VS Man Utd
27/06/2020 5:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

Norwich have won 3 of the last 25 between the two teams.
United have won seven of the last 8 between the teams.
The teams have met five times in the FA Cup, Norwich winning 3 to Man Utd’s 2 wins.
United have beaten Norwich 3-1 away and 4-0 at home this season.

Analysis

Whichever way you look at this, historical outcomes, the last few games between the teams, current form, the strength of the squad, confidence of the team, Manchester United look by far and away the most likely to win this encounter. The one stat Norwich have going for them is that in the 5 FA Cup ties between the teams, they have won three. However, the last Norwich FA Cup win was in February 1991.

Since the restart United have looked strong and have earned a draw away to Tottenham and then followed that up with a solid 3-0 home win over Sheffield United, thanks to an Anthony Martial hat-trick and all the signs are that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are starting to knit together into a much more effective unit.

In contrast, Norwich have lost both their games since the restart, have not scored a goal in either of those games at home, sit rock bottom of the Premier League table and are now seven points from safety, with by far the worst goal difference in the division.

All the stats point to one thing and that is an easy win for Manchester United and I can’t see Norwich grabbing even the consolation of a goal.

Prediction

Man Utd to win to nil - £10 returns £25.50
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FA Cup Predictions: Sunday 28th June

Sheffield United VS Arsenal
28/06/2020 1:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

This season, Sheff Utd beat Arsenal 1-0 at home in October and drew 1-1 away in January
The teams have met 12 times in the FA Cup. Sheff Utd winning 3, Arsenal 6, with 3 draws.
The Gunners last win over Sheff Utd was a 6-0 League Cup win in 2008.
Dean Henderson will return in goal for the Blades but O’Connell will be out once again.

Analysis

This is a tricky game to predict. Both these teams have not enjoyed the best return to action since the kick off, both have found scoring goals a threat (Arsenal have one, Sheff Utd none in each of their last two games) and both have been conceding a fair few too (Arsenal 5, Sheff Utd 6 in their two games).

Historically, the teams only recent games were the two matches this season, which the Blades got the better of with one win and a draw. After that the most recent clash was 2008. The Gunners do have the edge in FA Cup ties between the teams, but there have been also a high number of drawn games when they have met in this competition too.

I can’t say either side fills me with any great confidence in this game. I think both have problems defensively, although the return of Dean Henderson in goal for Sheff Utd is a big plus after he sat out against parent club Manchester United in midweek. I think this has a tight draw written large all over it with the winner being decided by the dreaded penalty shootout, which then becomes a lottery.

Prediction

Draw - £10 returns £23.00
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Leicester VS Chelsea
28/06/2020 4:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

3rd takes on 4th in the Premier League table with 4 points between the teams.
All of the last three games between the teams have finished as a draw.
Chelsea’s last win over Leicester was in the 2018 FA Cup, a 2-1 win at the King Power.
The last six games between the teams have seen one win each and four draws.

Analysis

For me this is the most intriguing tie of the round as two sides that are well matched with just four points between at the top end of the table (which could be one by the time this game kicks off) clash and over recent times, matches between the twp have been very keenly contested.

One goal has decided the outcome in two of the last six encounters with the other three games ending in draws (two by 0-0 scorelines, plus a 1-1 and 2-2 draw this season). Of the two teams, I think Chelsea have been slightly the stronger since the resumption of the season, but Leicester have proven difficult to beat even when having an offday.

This is another game that I think may well require penalties at the end of the match to decide the winner. I think the attacking qualities on each team are good enough to ensure that both teams will score at least one goal each, maybe two each, but this is the second fixture in the FA Cup this weekend that I think will likely go to penalties.

Prediction

Draw & Both Teams to Score - £10 returns £45.00
Newcastle United VS Man City
28/06/2020 6:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

In the last 26 games, Newcastle have won 2,City have won 21 with 3 draws.
However, City have not won in their last three games at St James’ Park. 2 Draws, one defeat.
The teams drew 2-2 at St James’ Park earlier in the season.
Man City won the last FA Cup tie between the teams 1-0 in February 2002.

Analysis

Both of these teams have been in decent form since the restart. Newcastle have picked up four points from their two home games and in reality it should have been six, while Manchester City have scored eight goals in their two home games and come away with very solid wins over Arsenal and Burnley, however they do face a tough trip to Chelsea on the Thursday before this game.

What has been evident in the games since the restart is that the teams with the better players have tended to thrive and City have been the best example of this, with Liverpool’s 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace on Wednesday night last week another good example. As such, I fear this could be a tough evening for Newcastle fans tuning in.

City know the Premier League has gone but having on the League Cup I think Guardiola will be focusing on a cup treble including the FA Cup and Champions League to the trophy cabinet and as such, I think they will take the victory here relatively comfortably.

Prediction

Man City to win to nil - £10 returns £19.50

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