26th April 2018

FA CUP QUARTER FINAL WEEKEND

QUARTER FINAL WEEKEND

16th March 2018

The last eight of the FA Cup has thrown up some interesting ties. Starting with Tottenham's trip to Swansea Saturday lunchtime.

The main point of concern for punters lumping into Spurs at 4/9 is that without Harry Kane Spurs can be toothless.

The Londoners needed him to come off the bench in the first tie at Rochdale to help earn a replay, and before that they needed a replay to beat lowly Newport after again struggling on the road.

Spurs bounced back after their defeat to Juve in the Champions League when thumping Bournemouth 4-1 after going behind.

With the Champions League no longer an option expect Pochetino to field a stronger side.

But, Swansea re much improved and have started to finf their feat at home. This will be no pushover for Spurs and the home side are worth punting on the handicap.

We tipped Leicester at big rpices to win the trophy and they will fancy their chnaces against a Chelsea side that have been struggling since the turn of the year.

Chelsea nicked the league game 2-1 in September but this is a different Leicester team under a new boss. The Foxes were good value for the point they picked up in london in January and at 5/2 are value. They have only lost twice at home under the new manager.

Manchester United face Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday night and Brighton have been clipped from 16s after United were dumped out of the Champions League by Sevilla - after one of the worst performances at Old Trafford since the days of David Moyes.

Brighton may see the back-lash.

Both Southampton - who sacked the manager last week - and Wigan who are losing ground in the League 1 title race have more important targets.

Mark Hughes has taken over at Southampton and staying in the Prem is a priority - but he won't want to start by being dumped out of the Cup by a League 1 side.

Wigan rode their luck to beat Man City in the last round but have also put out WBA and West Ham and are going for a fourth Premier scalp.

In Will Grigg they have a dangerous front man and Hughes look set to play safety first. The draw at 12/5 look the bet in Sunday's game.

Joe