FA Cup | Man City v Brighton & Wolves v Watford | Preview and Odds

Wembley is centre stage this weekend as we get set to find out who will make the FA Cup Final on 18th May.

Man City will hope to keep their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple alive when facing Brighton tomorrow, while Watford face Wolves for a place in the final on Sunday.

Read the thoughts of our football betting expert and the best bets to look out for.

Man City v Brighton

Brighton stand in the way of Pep Guardiola’s charges reaching their second cup final of the season.

Following on from their League Cup success over Chelsea, the Citizens continue to push on both domestic and European fronts in a bid to complete the quadruple.

Brighton’s confidence will have been hampered by a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday, and although they rested the likes of Glenn Murray, boss Chris Hughton will be disappointed with their showing in midweek.

Man City  maintained their Premier League title bid with a routine 2-0 win over Cardiff in midweek and the plethora of options available to Guardiola allowed him to rotate his star-studded squad once again.

It is hard to make a case for the Seagulls who are in just their second FA Cup semi-final, and while Hughton’s players could rise to the Wembley occasion, Man City will surely have too much for the south coast side.

I expect Man City to win this at a canter, and a win by a three-goal margin can be backed at 7/2.

Wolves v Watford

Unlike the other FA Cup semi-final, this game has the makings of a very close encounter, with very little separating the sides.

Both teams have had great seasons in the Premier League with just one point and one position between them.

Wolves’ season has been nothing short of remarkable, and they have regular pushed the top sides in both league and cup competitions.

They have had to do it the hard way in the FA Cup, defeating Liverpool and Man Utd to reach this stage, while Watford have had a more straightforward route in seeing off Crystal Palace, QPR and Newcastle.

The first half may prove to be a cagey affair on Sunday with both teams looking to stay in the game, but I feel Wolves’ quality going forward may be enough to see them book a spot in the final.

With that in mind, bet on a draw/Wolves in the half-time/full-time market at 9/2.





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