FA Cup Fifth Round Match Previews, Tips & Predictions

There is no Premier League action this weekend as the FA Cup Fifth Round takes centre stage. The remaining Premier League sides avoided each other in this round of the draw meaning there is the potential for some upsets this round. Have a look at our tips for selected FA Cup Fifth Round Matches

Sutton vs Arsenal

Could it happen Rival fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of the biggest meltdown seen on Arsenal Fan Tv after losing to Bayern and then Sutton United in the same week but unfortunately it won’t happen. We should expect Arsenal to get back to winning ways with a quiet 2 or 3-0 win. Sutton might create a chance or 2 but it won’t be enough to beat this Arsenal side.

Blackburn vs Manchester United

Blackburn have done well to reach this stage of the FA Cup considering they sit 23rd in the Championship. They probably face United at a good time as they will be juggling responsibilities across 3 cup competitions. The best Blackburn could hope for is a draw as United have always performed badly after a Europa League fixture this season. United will need to be on their game but as long as Mourinho rotates the squad correctly, they will get past Blackburn.

Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City

This one could prove to be an interesting game with Huddersfield currently doing well in the Championship as they sit in 3rd place. Guardiola being a new manager could easily take this game lightly considering they have a Champions League match against Monaco to prepare for. Keep an eye out for this one as a weakened team against Huddersfield could spell trouble for Guardiola’s Manchester City. A potential upset is on the cards for this one with a Huddersfield Double chance a good bet for this one.

Fulham vs Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino has reservations over his squad which is why he generally uses the same 15 players whenever he can. With a Europa League tie against Gent, he will have to use his full squad. While they might surprise him, they could also provide him with a shock especially have fulham have some dangerous players. Sone Aluko and Ryan Sessegnon have starred for Fulham in this FA Cup run and depending on what team Spurs puts out this is another tie where an upset could be waiting to happen.

Wolves vs Chelsea

Despite their heroics at Anfield, Chelsea will pose a different threat. Chelsea do not have to worry about any European exertions. Chelsea will be able to play a full strength team that will not have any distractions.

Conte’s men have been impervious so far this season and facing Wolves away will not trouble them. Chelsea to win to nil would be the best bet for this Fa Cup tie.

Millwall vs Leicester

This tie has upset written all over it. Reigning Premier League champions, Leicester, are in a relegation dogfight while having to contend in two other competitions. The way their season has gone will see the FA Cup rank low on their list of priorities and it was shown with the second string team they put out against Derby County in the previous round. Millwall eliminated Watford from the previous round and they have shown that they have  a knack for beating Premier League teams this season. Derby to win will be the most likely scenario in this fixture.

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