FA Cup quarter-final betting preview

There are just eight teams left in the FA Cup, meaning the sides are just one game away from a game at Wembley.

Arsenal vs. Everton

The best looking fixture in the quarter-finals, see’s Arsenal host Everton.

When the pair met earlier in the season, the game finished level, giving Everton confidence that they can get a similar result.

Arsenal go into the match as favourites, however with their barren run of nine years without a trophy, the pressure is all on Arsene Wenger’s men.

After losing to Stoke City in the Premier League last weekend, realistically Arsenal’s best chance of ending the said run is in the FA Cup this season.

Wenger will play a full strength side, despite their mid-week Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.

Roberto Martinez is in the middle of his worst spell as Everton manager, losing three of their last five matches.

Everton did beat West Ham last time out and Martinez is able to call upon the likes of Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku again after injuries.

Arsenal will be desperate to win, so back them to edge the game and qualify for the semi-finals.

Top tip: Arsenal to win by one goal – 11/4 with Bet 365

Sheffield United vs. Charlton Athletic 

The two lowest ranked sides meet on Sunday, with League One Sheffield United on an incredible run in all competitions.

Despite them being a league below Charlton, the Blades go into the match as favourites and given their form it’s hard not to back Nigel Clough’s side.

Having already dispatched of Aston Villa, Fulham and Nottingham Forest, Charlton represent on paper the easiest of tasks for Sheffield United.

Charlton’s cup run has covered up a disappointing league campaign, which has them in the bottom three of the Championship.

Chris Powell’s men have games in hand on their domestic rivals though and a recent win at home to QPR showed that can compete with the divisions best.

Back Sheffield United to make the last four with a home win on Sunday.

Top tip: Sheffield United to progress

Hull City vs. Sunderland

Steve Bruce meets his former employers looking for a third win over Sunderland this season!

Hull completed a Premier League double over the Black Cats, without conceding a goal in the process.

On both occasions Sunderland had men sent off in the first half and if Gus Poyet’s men can keep 11 on the pitch then I fancy them to continue their excellent cup run this season.

Without the strike partnership of Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, I can’t see Hull winning.

Top tip: Sunderland double chance – 8/11 with Bet 365

Manchester City vs. Wigan Athletic

The quarter-final at the Etihad is a repeat of last seasons final, where Wigan stunned Manchester City to win the cup.

I can’t see a repeat of last seasons heroics from Wigan, despite their incredible run under Uwe Rosler.

Manchester City will rotate the squad given their opposition, meaning the likes of Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero probably won’t feature.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men should win this comfortably, so back them at a handicap.

Top tip: Manchester City to win by two clear goals

Wigan Athletic's Ben Watson, right, celebrates scoring in the FA Cup final against Manchester City

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