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FA Cup semi-final fixtures, previews and tips – 22/23 April

The FA Cup semi-finals take place this weekend, with Tottenham clashing with Chelsea at Wembley

Four teams remain in this season’s FA Cup, with the competition benefitting from the presence of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal in the semi-finals.

Chelsea v Tottenham, Saturday 5.15pm
It’s the two former clubs who meet on Saturday, with the Blues and Spurs currently competing for the Premier League title and they’ve already played two fascinating matches against each other.

Tottenham took the lead at Stamford Bridge before Chelsea stormed back to win 2-1, although Spurs were too good for their London rivals in the reverse fixture where Dele Alli scored twice and his team are in the best form ahead of this clash.

Interestingly, Spurs are the marginal outsiders to win this FA Cup tie, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side a decent price to claim victory within ninety minutes although we think they can get the job done no matter what it takes.

There’s a real buzz about the Tottenham camp at the moment, while Chelsea aren’t exactly stumbling although Sunday’s reverse at Old Trafford laid bare deficiencies in the same way that Crystal Palace were able to expose.

Tottenham to qualify @ 11/10 with Winner

Manchester City v Arsenal, Sunday 2pm
We’re not prepared to trust Manchester City at odds-on, with Pep Guardiola’s side capable of spellbinding football but also proving to be shaky defensively in their recent clash at the Emirates.

Arsenal were able to come back twice to land a 2-2 draw and they managed a much-needed confidence booster when beating Middlesbrough on Monday night.

Alexis Sanchez seems a happier bunny all of a sudden and a player of his ilk is likely to thrive on the big Wembley stage, while Mesut Ozil remains a brilliant player capable of good set piece delivery.

Therefore, we should expect an entertaining match and we’re happy to get with four goals or more being scored on Sunday.

City have so much attacking talent including the deadly Sergio Aguero flanked by Leroy Sane, a player who is lighting up several stages right now.

Over 3.5 Goals @ 11/8 with BetVictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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