English FA Cup Betting Odds: Quarter Finals 2018 Tips

English FA Cup Betting Odds: Quarter Finals 2018 Tips

It’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final weekend with four intriguing fixtures taking place. The action from the last eight gets underway at the Liberty Stadium in South Wales on Saturday when Carlos Carvalhal’s Swansea City host Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. Later in the day, Manchester United welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Old Trafford.

On Sunday, EFL League One outfit Wigan Athletic, who are the only representative left from outside of the Premier League, entertain top-flight strugglers Southampton at the DW Stadium. The final game sees Antonio Conte’s Chelsea make the trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City.

With our odds comparison, we will be checking out all four fixtures, giving you the best betting odds, top tips and predictions in our in-depth quarter-final preview. We will also take a look at the odds for the outright winner of this year’s FA Cup.

Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs Too Strong for the Swans in Wales

Swansea and Tottenham get the FA Cup weekend underway with a match at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon. After several replays, the Swans and Lilywhites have already played 11 FA Cup games between them this season. Who will come out on top in this one on Saturday?

Now Spurs have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League, the cup, along with finishing in the Premier League’s top four, will be the priority. As expected, Pochettino’s boys make the trip as 1/2 favourites with Ladbrokes. As for Swansea, they are available at the big betting odds of 13/2 with Bet365 to cause an upset. For this to end all square after 90 minutes, Coral’s 7/2 is your best price.

Tottenham have lost only one of their past 11 away league and cup games, with that sole defeat coming to Manchester City in the Premier League back in December. We fancy Spurs to win this one in Wales.

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion: Narrow Triumph for the Red Devils

Having been dumped out of the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho and Man Utd will be desperate to get back to winning ways against Brighton in the FA Cup on Saturday. Naturally, the Red Devils are the 1/3 favourites to progress to the last four.

However, Chris Hughton’s Seagulls, who are enjoying a solid first year in the Premier League, head to Old Trafford in decent shape and with nothing to lose. Looking at the odds comparison, Betfair are offering the best betting odds of 11/1 for Albion to seal an unlikely victory at the Theatre of Dreams. Meanwhile, you can get the draw at odds of 9/2 with Sporting Bet.

When these two sides met at Old Trafford in a league game a few months ago, a Lewis Dunk own goal gave United a narrow win. With this being a vital fixture in the Red Devils’ season, Jose’s boys could be in for a nervy night. However, we fancy them to edge it on home turf, so have a punt on the hosts to win 1-0 at 6/1 at Unibet.

Wigan Athletic v Southampton: Saints to See Off Latics

Wigan sealed a memorable win over the mighty Man City at the DW in the previous round, can they take another Premier League scalp in the shape of Southampton on Sunday? Whoever takes charge of this one for the Saints in Lancashire will be in for a challenge.

Despite winning just one of their last five, the Latics are still in a good position to challenge for promotion from League One. The best odds you can get on Paul Cook’s men to cause another upset against top-flight opposition are 13/5 with BetVictor.

The Saints are enduring a miserable season in the Premier League, culminating in the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino earlier in the week. Nevertheless, they will see this a great opportunity to chalk up a much-needed win as we enter the business end of the season. Mark Hughes has replaced the Argentine and we fancy that will give the Saints a real boost.

Although Pep Guardiola’s City come a cropper on this ground last month, we fancy Southampton to see off Wigan to make it into the last four on Sunday. According to the odds comparison, the away side are priced at 23/20 (Bet365) to claim the win.

Leicester City v Chelsea: Hazard to Send Blues Through

The last FA Cup matchup of the weekend comes from the King Power Stadium as Claude Puel’s Leicester entertain Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. With the Blues in patchy form and the Foxes in fine fettle, we predict this should be a cracker in the East Midlands.

Puel has worked wonders with Leicester since taking over back in October, as the Foxes currently sit eighth in the Premier League table. As for the Blues, they sealed what was only their third PL win of 2018 last weekend.

Leicester head into this one as the slight underdogs at odds of 13/5 at Ladbrokes, while Chelsea are priced at just 11/10 with Coral to win in the 90.

If Chelsea are to progress to the last four, Eden Hazard will need to be at his very best. The winger is priced at 6/1 with Betfair to score first at the King Power on Sunday.

Outright FA Cup Winner: Tottenham’s Time to Shine?

After Man City were knocked out in the previous round, their rivals Man Utd are now 9/4 (Ladbrokes) favourites to lift the trophy at Wembley Stadium in May. However, Spurs and Chelsea will have something to say about that.

Tottenham are available at 9/4 at Coral, while Chelsea are priced at 4/1 with Unibet on our odds comparison. Spurs, who have not lifted this trophy since 1991, are certainly due some FA Cup success. We fancy Pochettino’s boys to come good in May.