FA Cup fifth round tips featuring Man Utd, Chelsea and Spurs
Lee Gormley | February 18, 2016
Tasty FA Cup fifth round tips
The FA Cup fifth round takes centre stage this weekend, with a host of intriguing fixtures set to feature from Saturday to Monday night, and ahead of the clashes, Coral bring you tasty tips from each tie.
Arsenal to fire three or more past Hull
Hull City will be sick of the sight of back-to-back FA Cup champions Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger’s Gunners having downed them last season 2-0, following a 3-2 victory in the 2013/14 final at Wembley.
The Londoners have struck two or more strikes in their last 14 meetings with the Tigers, and have dispatched three times or more in seven of those match-ups, so backing the Gunners at 23/10 to bag a treble of goals or beyond this time around may be a wise investment.
Hornets to sting Leeds in close clash
Watford enter their fifth round encounter with Leeds United having won the previous three meetings with their Championship opponents and have lost to the Yorkshiremen just once since 2011.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ Hornets are flying high in the Premier League’s top 10 and are well clear of any relegation danger, so a strong side should be fielded here on home soil, while the Whites will up for maintaining their cup run. In what could be a close meeting, back Watford to prevail with both teams getting on the scoresheet at 27/10.
Reading to record royal victory over West Brom
Reading have been defeated by their FA Cup foes West Bromwich Albion just once in six encounters since 2010 and face a Baggies outfit that has been stuttering of late, winning only one of their previous six matches on across all fronts.
With such underwhelming being endured by Tony Pulis’ Baggies, an upset could be on the cards, with the Royals having thrashed Walsall 4-0 in the last round, and Brian McDermott’s Championship side are 13/8 for another home triumph.
Lukaku to inspire Everton against Bournemouth
After helping Everton earn a 3-3 draw with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at Dean Court in a domestic meeting earlier this current campaign, in-form Belgian marksman Romelu Lukaku is evens to strike anytime again in their FA Cup clash.
The bulldozing frontman recently reached the 20-goal mark for the season with his well-taken penalty in a 3-0 win over Stoke City, and he could be set to play another pivotal role on the Toffees’ travels to the south coast.
Hammers to hit Blackburn with double
West Ham United have not collided with Blackburn Rovers since 2011, but their previous five meetings have ended level, though that trend looks set to end at Ewood Park with the visiting Hammers setting their sights on cup glory.
Ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium, Slaven Bilic’s east Londoners are in search of some silverware success, and they are a tasty 6/4 to dispatch two or more goals past the Rovers in this fifth round tie.
Spurs set to topple Palace for third time
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham have been simply superb this term and will look to overcome Crystal Palace for third time after completing a domestic double over Alan Pardew’s Eagles.
Back in September a goal from Heung-Min Son helped Spurs earn a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane, while Palace could only benefit from a Jan Vertonghen own-goal in the 3-1 reverse loss, making the hosts 7/4 to triumph without conceding this time around.
Chelsea to give Man City the Blues at home
In the weekend’s main attraction, Guus Hiddink’s rejuvenated Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having been enjoying a return to form under the second temporary stint of their Dutch coach.
Hiddink led the capital club to FA Cup glory in his first spell as interim boss and will look to bow out this year by doing the same, so back Chelsea to overcome a faltering Citizens side with both teams finding the target at 16/5.
Martial to star in Man Utd’s Shrewsbury rout
Many are expecting Manchester United to suffer a stunning upset at the hands of Shrewsbury on Monday night but, with Louis van Gaal under pressure to lift some silverware, his Red Devils could bounce back from their Sunderland loss in devastating fashion.
With skipper Wayne Rooney out with injury, Anthony Martial is set to star and is 5/1 to bag a brace or more in his latest Red Devils appearance, following two strikes in his last three games, which saw the French starlet reach double figures for his maiden campaign in England.
If you’re feeling adventurous during the FA Cup action then you will be interested to know that backing all eight of Coral’s fifth round tips in a single acca gives odds of well over 1000/1, so back our promising calls and enjoy the fifth round ties in what could be a super weekend!