FA Cup Quarter Final Preview And Betting Tips

This weekend we have a smaller than usual Premier League matchday due to the fact that there are four teams involved in the FA Cup Quarter Finals, which also take place this weekend.

With just four EPL teams involved, that means we have three Championship teams also in with a chance of earning a place at a Wembley semi-final, while League Two Grimsby Town have the chance to earn an incredible semi-final spot too.

Bet365 Sport has an extensive range of bets available across all four FA Cup Quarterfinals this weekend and you can view them all oh the site right now.

Remember too that you can also enjoy In Play betting across all four FA Cup ties this weekend and with all games starting at different times, it is very easy to enjoy.

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So let us now take a look at each of the four quarterfinals this weekend starting with the sole game taking place on Saturday.

FA Cup Quarter Finals

Saturday 18th March

Manchester City v Burnley (5.45pm)

Vincent Kompany will get a warm welcome back at the club he captained to Premier League title success but now as manager of Championship leaders Burnley. The Clarets look set for a quick return back to the Premier League, but face a City team on a high after an incredible 7-0 thrashing of Red Bull Leipzig in midweek, in which Braut Haaland scored five goals.

How They Reached the Quarter Finals

Manchester City

  • 3rd Round – V Chelsea (H) – W 4-0 (Mahrez 2, Alvarez, Foden)
  • 4th Round – V Arsenal (H) – W 1-0 (Ake)
  • 5th Round – V Bristol City (A) – W 3-0 (Foden 2, De Bruyne)

Burnley

  • 3rd Round – V Bournemouth (A) – W 4-2 (Benson 2, Zaroury 2)
  • 4th Round – V Ipswich (A) – D 0-0
  • 4th Round Replay – V Ipswich (H) W 2-1 (Tella 2)
  • 5th Round – v Fleetwood Town (H) – W 1-0 (Roberts)

Head-To-Head Record

  • Games Played – 109
  • Manchester City Wins – 54
  • Burnley Wins – 30
  • Draws – 25
  • Last Result – April 2022 – Burnley 0-2 Man City (EPL)

Trends

  • Manchester City have won all the last ten between the two, conceding just one goal.
  • Burnley have beaten City just once since 1974, a 1-0 win in March 2015.
  • Both teams have scored in just one of the last 10 between the two.
  • The last three games have all finished in a 2-0 win for Man City.

Our Tip – Manchester City 3-0 Burnley – 6/1

Sunday 19th March

Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers (12.00pm)

Second place in the Championship table takes on fifth place in what should be an interesting game between two teams with Premier League promotion ambitions this season. Rovers got the better of the Blades just a couple of weeks ago in the league, but with the home team having the advantage in recent times in this game, could the Blades strike back here?

How They Reached the Quarter Finals

Sheffield United

  • 3rd Round – Millwall (A) – W 2-0 (Jebbison, Bogle)
  • 4th Round – v Wrexham (A) – D 3-3 (McBurnie, Norwood, Egan)
  • 4th Round Replay – v Wrexham (H) – W 3-1 (Ahmedhodzic, Sharp, Berge)
  • 5th Round – v Tottenham (H) – W 1-0 (Ndiaye)

Blackburn Rovers

  • 3rd Round – v Norwich City (A) – W 1-0 (Vale)
  • 4th Round – v Birmingham City (H) – D. 2-2 (Dack, Rankin-Costello)
  • 4th Round Replay – v Birmingham (A) – W 1-0 (Trusty)
  • 5th Round – v Leicester City (A) – W 2-1 (Dolan, Szmodics)

Head-To-Head Record

  • Games Played – 153
  • Sheffield United Wins – 61
  • Blackburn Rovers Wins – 56
  • Draws – 36
  • Last Result – Mar 2023 – Blackburn 1-0 Sheff Utd (CHM)

Trends

  • Both teams have scored in two of the last seven between the two.
  • The last eight games have seen 5 Sheff Utd wins and 3 Blackburn wins.
  • The home team has won all the last six games between the two.
  • The away team has won just one of the last 13 games between the two.

Our Tip – Sheff Utd to win and both teams to score – 13/5

Brighton v Grimsby Town (2.15pm)

These two teams lock horns for the first time in 19 years with Brighton the strong favourites to progress ahead of the League 2 team. Grimsby have done superbly well to get this far and they have beaten Southampton away on this incredible run, but Brighton are hot favourites to reach the semis here.

How They Reached the Quarter Finals

Brighton

  • 3rd Round – v Middlesbrough (A) – W 5-1 (Gross, Lallana, Mac Allister 2, Undav)
  • 4th Round – v Liverpool (H) – W 2-1 (Dunk, Mitoma)
  • 5th Round – v Stoke City (A) – W 1-0 (Ferguson)

Grimsby Town

  • 1st Round – v Plymouth Argyle (H) – W 5-1 (John Smith, Efete, Kiernan 2, Driscoll-Glennon)
  • 2nd Round – v Cambridge Utd (A) – W 2-1 (Khan 2)
  • 3rd Round – v Burton Albion (H) – W 1-0 (Richardson)
  • 4th Round – v Luton Town (A) – D 2-2 (Holohan, Clifton)
  • 4th Round Replay – v Luton Town (H) – W 3-0 (Clifton, Orsi, Amos)
  • 5th Round – v Southampton (A) – W 2-1 (Holohan 2)

Head-To-Head Record

  • Games Played – 36
  • Brighton Wins – 15
  • Grimsby Town Wins – 12
  • Draws – 9
  • Last Result – Feb 2004 – Grimsby Town 2-1 Brighton (LG2)

Trends

  • This is the first game in 19 years between the two.
  • They have met once in the FA Cup in Jan 1921, sharing a 2-2 draw before Brighton won the replay 1-0.
  • Grimsby have lost just one of their last eight games (2-0 away to Carlisle)

Our Tip – Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton) to score anytime – 6/5

Manchester United v Fulham (4.30pm)

Fulham have not beaten Manchester United away from home since October 2003 and their recent record in this fixture sees just two more wins since that win at Old Trafford. United have been in good form of late in general and will be confident of getting the job done here at home.

How They Reached the Quarter Finals

Manchester United

  • 3rd Round – v Everton (H) – W 3-1 (Antony, Coady OG, Rashford)
  • 4th Round – v Reading (H) – W 3-1 (Casemiro 2, Fred)
  • 5th Round – v West Ham (H) – W 3-1 (Aguerd OG, Garnacho, Fred)

Fulham

  • 3rd Round – v Hull City (A) – W 2-0 (Kurzawa, James)
  • 4th Round – v Sunderland (H) – D 1-1 (Cairney)
  • 4th Round – v Sunderland (A) – W 3-2 (Wilson, Pereira, Kurzawa)
  • 5th Round – v Leeds Utd (H) – W 2-0 (Palinha, Solomon)

Head-To-Head Record

  • Games Played – 87
  • Manchester United Wins – 53
  • Fulham Wins – 14
  • Draws – 20
  • Last Result – Nov 2022 – Fulham 1-2 Manchester Utd (EPL)

Trends

  • Both teams have scored in six of the last seven games between the two.
  • United have won 12 and drawn 3 of the last 15 games between the two.
  • Fulham last beat Manchester United in the FA Cup in March 1908.
  • Fulham’s last win at Old Trafford was a 3-1 win back in October 2003.
  • United have won all their FA Cup ties this season 3-1 at home.

Our Tip – Man Utd to win and both teams to score – 11/5

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