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FA Cup Quarter Final Preview And Tips

This weekend we take a break from the Premier League in many respects as we have a number of the top teams in action in the FA Cup Quarter Finals.

With teams now just one step away from a Wembley semi-final, this is a chance for any of the eight quarterfinalists to book themselves a Wembley date in April, following on from last year’s final between Chelsea and eventual winners, Leicester City.

We are now going to preview each of the four quarter final ties taking place this weekend and give you the best odds and our betting tips for each of the games.

As always, the odds shown were provided by bet365 Sport and were correct at the time of writing, but may have changed in the meantime.

FA Cup Quarter Finals Preview & Tips

Saturday 19th March

Middlesbrough v Chelsea (5.15pm)

  • Live On – BBC One
  • Venue – Riverside Stadium
  • Full Time Result Odds – Middlesbrough 13/2, Chelsea 4/9, Draw 10/3
  • League Performance – Middlesbrough 8th in the Championship, Chelsea 3rd in the Premier League
  • FA Cup Wins – Middlesbrough 0 (1 Runner Up), Chelsea 8 (7 Runners Up)
  • Head To Head (All Games) – Middlesbrough 31 wins, Chelsea 56 wins, 29 Draws


  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Mansfield (A) W 3-2 (Ikpeazu 4, Boyd-Munce 14, Hewitt 90 OG)

4th Round – v Man Utd (A) D 1-1 AET (Crooks 64) – Won 8-7 on penalties

5th Round – v Tottenham (H) W 1-0 AET (Coburn 107)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Chris Wilder

Goalkeepers – Joe Lumley, Luke Daniels, Solomon Brynn, Bradley James

Defenders – Sol Bamba, Neil Taylor, Anfernee Dijksteel, Lee Peltier, Nathan Wood, Marc Bola, Darnell Fisher, Grant Hall

Midfielders – Marcus Tavernier, Riley McGree, Matt Crooks, Jonny Howson, Duncan Watmore, Martin Payero, Dael Fry, James Lea Siliki, Sammy Ameobi, Joe Gibson, Toyosi Olusanya, Malik Dijksteel, Jeremy Sivi, Cain Sykes

Attackers – Folarin Balogun, Isaiah Jones, Andraz Sporar, Josh Coburn, Aaron Connolly, Caolan Boyd-Munce

  • Middlesbrough Possible XI – (3-5-2) – Lumley, Peltier, Fry, McNair, Jones, Crooks,  Howson, Tavernier, Taylor, Balogun, Connolly


  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Chesterfield (H) – W 5-1 (Werner 6, Hudson-Odoi 18, Lukaku 20, Christensen 39, Ziyech 55)

4th Round – v Plymouth Argyle (H) – W 2-1 AET (Azpilicueta 41, Alonso 105)

5th Round – v Luton Town (A) – W 3-2 (Saul 27, Werner 68, Lukaku 78)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Thomas Tuchel

Goalkeepers – Eduoard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli

Defenders – Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Malang Sarr, Ben Chilwell, Trevor Chalobah, Marcus Alonso.

Midfielders – Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Kenedy, Harvey Vale, Lewis Hall, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Attackers – Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi

  • Chelsea Possible XI – (3-4-3) – Kepa, Rudiger, Sarr, Chalobah, Hudson-Odoi, Kenedy, Saul, Kovacic, Mount, Lukaku, Pulisic

Our Tips For Middlesbrough v Chelsea

  • Match Result – Chelsea – 4/9
  • Correct Score – Middlesbrough 1-2 Chelsea – 15/2
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Mason Mount – 13/10
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Sunday 20th March

Crystal Palace v Everton (12.30pm)

  • Live On – ITV
  • Venue – Selhurst Park
  • Full Time Result Odds – Crystal Palace 23/20, Everton 12/5, Draw 12/5
  • League Performance – Crystal Palace 11th, Everton 17th both in the Premier League
  • FA Cup Wins – Crystal Palace 0 (2 Runners Up), Everton 5 (8 Runners Up)
  • Head To Head (All Games) – Crystal Palace 14 wins, Everton 22 Wins, 18 Draws

Crystal Palace

  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Millwall (A) – W 2-1 (Olise 46, Mateta 58)

4th Round – v Hartlepool Utd (H) – W 2-0 (Guehi 4, Olise 22)

5th Round – v Stoke City (H) W 2-1 (Kouyate 53, Riedewald 82)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Patrick Vieira

Goalkeepers – Vicente Guaita, Jack Butland, Remi Matthews

Defenders – Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, Joachim Anderson, Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Ward, Tayo Adaramola, James Tomkins, Martin Kelly, Reece Hannam

Midfielders – Conor Gallagher, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Will Hughes, Chiekhou Kouyate, Jairo Riedewald, Jeffrey Schlupp, Luka Milovojevic, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur, Jack Campbell, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi

Attackers – Wilfried Zaha, Odsonne Eduoard, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke, Scott Banks

  • Crystal Palace Possible XI – (4-2-3-1) – Guaita, Clyne, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Olise, Kouyate, Hughes, Zaha, Mateta


  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Hull City (A) W 3-2 AET (Gray 21, Gomes 31, Townsend 99)

4th Round – v Brentford (H) W 4-1 (Mina 31, Richarlison 48, Holgate 62, Townsend 90)

5th Round – v Boreham Wood (H) W 2-0 (Rondon 57,84)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Frank Lampard

Goalkeepers – Jordan Pickford, Asmir Begovic

Defenders – Vitaly Mykolenko, Jarrad Branthwaite, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Jonjoe Kenny, Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate, Nathan Patterson

Midfielders – Dele Alli, Donny Van de Beek, Anthony Gordon, Anwar El-Ghazi, Demarai Gray, Alex Iwobi, Allan, Andre Gomes, Andros Townsend, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, Fabian Delph

Attackers – Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Salomon Rondon, Cenk Tosun

  • Everton Possible XI – (3-4-3) – Pickford, Patterson, Keane, Holgate, Godfrey, Mykolenko, Allen Doucoure, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Townsend

Our Tips For Crystal Palace v Everton

  • Match Result – Crystal Palace – 23/20
  • Correct Score – Crystal Palace 1-0 Everton – 6/1
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Wilfried Zaha – 2/1

Southampton v Manchester City (3.00pm)

  • Live On – BBC One
  • Venue – St. Mary’s Stadium
  • Full Time Result Odds – Southampton 8/1, Man City 3/10, Draw 19/4
  • League Performance – Southampton 10th, Man City 1st both in the Premier League
  • FA Cup Wins – Southampton 1 (3 Runners Up), Man City 6 (5 Runners Up)
  • Head To Head (All Games) – Southampton 32 wins, Man City 38 Wins, 27 Draws


  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Swansea City (A) W 3-2 AET (Redmond 8, Elyounoussi 95, Long 102)

4th Round – v Coventry City (H) W 2-1 AET (Armstrong 63, Walker-Peters 112)

5th Round – v West Ham (H) W 3-1 (Perraud 31, Ward Prowse 69(p), Broja 90)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Ralph Hassenhutl

Goalkeepers – Alex McCarthy, Harry Lewis, Fraser Forster, Willy Caballero

Defenders – Tino Livramento, Mohammed Salisu, Lyanco, Jan Bendarek, Kyle Walker-Peters, Romain Perraud, Thierry Small, Yan Valery, Jack Stephens

Midfielders – James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Mohamed Alyounoussi, Oriol Romeu, Ibrahima Diallo, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond, Will Smallbone, Nathan Tella, Kegs Chauke

Attackers – Armando Broja, Che Adams, Adam Armstrong, Theo Walcott, Shane Long,

  • Southampton Possible XI – (4-4-2) – Forster, Walker-Peters, Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Djenepo, Adams, Broja.

Manchester City

  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Swindon Town (A) W 4-1 (Silva 14, Jesus 28, Gundogan 59, Palmer 82)

4th Round – v Fulham (H) W 4-1 (Gundogan 6, Stones 13, Mahrez 53(p), 57)

5th Round – v Peterborough Utd (A) W 2-0 (Mahrez 60, Grealish 67)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Pep Guardiola

Goalkeepers – Ederson, Zack Steffen, Scott Carson

Defenders – Joao Cancelo, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, CJ Egan-Riley, Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones.

Midfielders – Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Cole Palmer, Ilkay Gundogan, James McAtee, Fernandinho

Attackers – Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Kayky, Liam Delap

  • Manchester City Possible XI – (4-3-3) – Ederson, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Stones, Laporte, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, Foden, Sterling, Jesus

Our Tips For Southampton v Manchester City

  • Match Result – Manchester City – 3/10
  • Correct Score – Southampton 1-3 Manchester City – 10/1
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Raheem Sterling – 13/10

Nottingham Forest v Liverpool (6.00pm)

  • Live On – ITV
  • Venue – City Ground
  • Full Time Result Odds – Nottingham Forest 10/1, Liverpool 1/4, Draw 5/1
  • League Performance – Nottm Forest 9th in the Championship, Liverpool 2nd in the Premier League.
  • FA Cup Wins – Nottm Forest 2 (1 Runners Up), Liverpool 7 (7 Runners Up)
  • Head To Head (All Games) – Nottm Forest 30 Wins, Liverpool 56 Wins, 29 Draws

Nottingham Forest

  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Arsenal (H) W 1-0 (Grabban 83)

4th Round – v Leicester City (H) W 4-1 (Zinckernagel 23, Johnson 24, Worrall 32, Spence 61)

5th Round – v Huddersfield Town (H) W 2-1 (Surridge 29, Yates 37)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Steve Cooper

Goalkeepers – Brice Samba, Ethan Horvath, Jordan Smith

Defenders – Djed Spence, Richie Laryea. Steve Cook, Joe Worrall, Jonathan Panzo, Scott McKenna, Max Lowe, Fin Back, Gaetan Bong, Loic Mbe Soh, Tobias Figueiredo, Riley Harbottle, Baba Fernandes

Midfielders – Brennan Johnson, James Garner, Ryan Yates, Jack Colback, Cafu, Joe Lolley, Braian Ojeda, Harry Arter, Oliver Hammond

Attackers – Keinan Davis, Lewis Grabban, Sam Surridge, Philip Zinckernagel, Xande Silva, Alex Mighten, Ateef Konate, Will Swann

  • Nottingham Forest Possible XI – (3-4-1-2) – Horvath, Worrall, Cook, McKenna, Spence, Lowe, Yates, Garner, Zinckernagel, Johnson, Surridge


  • Road To The Quarter Finals

3rd Round – v Shrewsbury Town (H) W 4-1 (Gordon 34, Fabinho 44(p),90, Firmino 78)

4th Round – v Cardiff City (H) W 3-1 (Jota 53, Minamino 68, Elliott 76)

5th Round – v Norwich City (H) W 2-1 (Minamino 27,39)

  • Squad Details

Manager – Jurgen Klopp

Goalkeepers – Alisson, Caominh Kelleher, Adrian

Defenders – Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Rhys Williams, Conor Bradley

Midfielders – Fabinho, Thiago, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott, Tyler Morton

Attackers – Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, Kaide Gordon, Luis Diaz, Takumi Minamino

  • Liverpool Possible XI – (4-3-3) – Kelleher, Gomes, Tsimikas, Konate, Van Dijk, Henderson, Oxlade Chamberlain, Jones, Firmino, Mane, Minamino

Our Tips For Nottingham Forest v Liverpool

  • Match Result – Liverpool – 1/4
  • Correct Score – Nottingham Forest 0-2 Liverpool – 6/1
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Roberto Firmino (13/10)

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