Fulham v Tottenham
Sunday 20th February 2017
15:00pm Kick Off Live on your GibSat box on BBC1.
These 2 have met 95 times. Tottenham as expected come out on top winning 48 times, they have drawn 29 times and Fulham have won 18. The last 10 times they have met Tottenham have won 8 and Fulham have won 2. Last time they faced off was back in 2014 when Spurs ran out 3-1 winners.
Fulham have been performing well of late having won 4 and losing 2 of their last 6 matches. They have won their last 2 in a row including last time out when they edged out Nottingham Forest in a 3-2 thriller.
Tottenham a going through a little mini crisis at the moment, following an unbelievable start to the campaign and a great run of form they seem to be struggling of late. Of their last 6 they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2. They are on a 2 game losing streak losing 2-0 to Liverpool in the league and 1-0 to Gent in the Europa League last time.
Fulham currently sit 8th in the Championship at the moment and have a small hope of making the play offs this season.
Tottenham currently sit in 3rd place in the Premier League 10 points off leaders Chelsea.
Fulham have never won the FA Cup, the closest they cam was back in 1975 when they lost 2- to West Ham United to finish runners-up.
Tottenham have won the FA CUP a staggering 8 times, however they haven’t won it since 1991 when they beat Notts Forest 2-1.
The managers views on the tie could be different, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic said that this competition is famous for surprises and this is a fantastic opportunity for his Fulham side and not a moment for them to surrender. Whereas Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said he may refresh the team, he did say however that whatever team he does put out they will be aiming to win and ready to compete.
Tottenham are best priced @ 19/20 with a number of the big firms. The draw is best priced with Betway @ 3/1 and Fulham are biggest with Bet365 @ 16/5.
With the worry of Spurs putting out a weakened side I would be reluctant to have a real bet on this one but there is always goal of late when Fulham play at home so over 2.5 @ 7/10 with Marathon bet looks a good bet to me.
Blackburn v Manchester Utd
Sunday 20th February 2017
17:15pm Kick Off Live on your GibSat box on BT Sport.
These 2 have faced off no fewer than 112 times. As expected Man Utd come out on top winning 51 of them, they have drawn on 29 occasions and Blackburn have won 32 times. Of the last 13 meetings between the 2 Blackburn have only managed 1 win Utd have won 9 in that period. Last time was back in 2012 when Utd won 2-0 at Ewood Park.
Blackburn have been pretty inconsistent of late, they have won 2, lost 2 and drew 2 of their last 6 games. Last time out they traveled to Hillsborough and suffered a 2-1 to Sheff Wed.
Man Utd have been going well again of late winning 4, drawing 1 and losing 1 of their last 6. They have won their last 3 in a row scoring 8 times and conceding 0. The beat St Etienne last time out 3-0 in the Europa League.
Blackburn are deep in a relegation battle in the Championship and are currently 2nd to bottom with just Rotherham below them.
Man Utd despite the recent run of form wont be happy with their current league position as they are down in 6th place behind rivals Man City and Liverpool.
Between these two side they have won the cup a massive 18 times. Blackburn have won it 6 times and Man Utd 12. Blackburn have not won it in a long time however, their last victory going back 89 years to 1928 when they beat Huddersfield 3-1. Man Utd are defending Champions winning it last year after defeating Crystal Palace 2-1.
These teams last met in the FA Cup back in the 1984-1985 season when Utd won 2-0 in the fifth round – they went on to lift the trophy that season, could that be an omen?
Man Utd are a short price to win this one, best with a lot of the firms is @ 3/10, the draw can be backed @ 51/10 with Marathon bet and Blackburn are @ 13/1 with 32red and Marathon bet.
I can only see one winner in this and I think there will be goals so my bet will be Man Utd to winand over 2.5 goals in the match which is priced @ 19/20 with Betstars.