Holders Manchester City must do things the hard way if they’re to hold on to the FA Cup, a trip to Spurs awaits this evening and Pep Guardiola’s side will need to be at their best to keep their grip on the trophy.

Spurs are currently just three points behind City in the Premier League, albeit having played one game more, having had to deal with an extensive injury list. They’ll still be without captain Son Heung-min who is at the Asian Cup but the good news is that influential midfielder James Maddison looks set to return tonight.

The Citizens haven’t been short of injury problems either. Erling Haaland remains sidelined but Kevin de Bruyne’s return looks like it could inspire the champions to greatness once again.

Manchester City are in a good vein of form, winning six and drawing one of their last seven but in a one-off cup tie Tottenham look a bit overpriced at 10/3. Even more tempting is the 11/10 on Ange Postecoglou’s men in the Double Chance market. If you fancy City to win inside the 90 minutes it’s 7/10.

It’s a fixture that’s served up plenty of goals over the years, 15 of the last 29 meetings have seen over 3.5 Goals and the most recent was a 3-3 thriller at the Etihad at the start of December. The bookies are expecting a flurry of goals in North London this evening, with Over 2.5 at 4/9. Over 3.5 goals pays 11/10.

Both these sides are usually quick out the blocks and in the league no-one has scored more first half goals than these two and a couple of goals in the first 45 appeals at 11/10.

It should be an intriguing encounter at Stamford Bridge where a resurgent Chelsea welcome Aston Villa.

The Blues haven’t had much time to recover since their 6-1 win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday but they’ll be buzzing to have reached the EFL Cup final.

Villa’s best form has been at home this season but in Unai Emery they have a man who knows a thing or two about winning cup competitions.

A lot has been made about Chelsea having finally turned the corner but recent wins have come against teams in the bottom half of the table so punters shouldn’t get too carried away.

Again it could be the visitors that represent a bit of value here at 12/5.

Nottingham Forest’s matches have seen plenty of goals of late, their last six matches finishing 2-3, 3-2, 2-2, 2-1, 3-1 and 2-3. They make the trip to Championship side Bristol City who knocked out West Ham in the previous round.

It’s 6/4 that they repeat the feat, or you can have 1/2 on Forest qualifying.

The Premier League side are 6/5 to win inside the 90 minutes but the 5/4 on them netting two or more makes more appeal at 5/4.

Super Single

  • Spurs v City – Over 1 First Half Goal 11/10 Bet365
  • Aston Villa to win 12/5 Bet365
  • Over 1.5 Nottingham Forest Goals 5/4 Bet365

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  1. Deano86 4 weeks ago

    Little goals acca to run through the day ,

    Melbourne Victory
    Sampdoria u19’s

    Over 2.5 mgs 4 fold 6.57/1 ,

    Shouldn’t be too far away this one ,

    Goodluck with the bets today all 👍

    • Deano86 4 weeks ago

      Finished 1-1 in the early oz game , did the other remaining 3 games and added the Tottenham/City game for another 4 fold, hopefully abit better luck.

  2. Wee Joe 4 weeks ago

    Wild one for the FA Cup tonight..

    Both teams too score in both halves

    Bristol City v Notts Forest 11/1
    Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry 9/1
    Chelsea v Villa 8/1
    Spurs v Man City 13/2

    Yankee bet…doubles,trebles and a 4 fold @ 8099/1

    BTTS in all 4 looks good at 11/2

    • foxwalker 4 weeks ago

      Over 25000 at 365 for the 4fold

  3. PD50 4 weeks ago

    Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC 8:45am
    20+ booking points each team 5/6 Sky
    Landed in last 5 H2Hs

    • PD50 4 weeks ago

      Winner ✅

  4. ChrisBax 4 weeks ago

    BREAKING: Jurgen Klopp announces he’ll be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season

    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      Wow, never saw that coming.
      Fair play he’s leaving on his terms and with the club in a healthy state on the pitch.

      As a United fan I’m glad he’s leaving 🤣, but I have the utmost respect for him as a manager and will be a loss to the premiership, unless he’s joining us of course 👀.

      No doubt about it Liverpool are winning the premier League now after this news and I wouldn’t dismiss them winning a couple of the cups too.

    • maccathered 4 weeks ago

      Had a feeling this was coming, he did say when he leaves he would leave the club in a good position can’t ask more than that as a fan. I would expect Pep will also leave City that one is pretty obvious. New era for the Prem.

  5. maccathered 4 weeks ago

    Klopp’s next manager position Germany 100%

  6. maccathered 4 weeks ago

    Klopp’s next manager position Germany 100%

  7. maccathered 4 weeks ago

    Got to be Xabia Alonso next manager been touted for a long time as Klopp’s replacement only 1/2 though.

  8. Donalbanese 4 weeks ago

    Klopp going to Bayern

    • maccathered 4 weeks ago

      No chance

  9. fitzythegypsy 4 weeks ago

    Real and Barca wouldn’t be Klopp kind of clubs, he’s defo taking the Germany job after the Euros, he needs the ‘break’ of international management

    • maccathered 4 weeks ago

      Must be hell of a lot of pressure though managing clubs like Liverpool where expectations are huge, it must take it’s toll after all no matter how much they get paid they are still human.

  10. Geezer 4 weeks ago

    Manchester City to qualify for the next round 1/5.

    Get on it like a car bonnet.

    • ChrisBax 4 weeks ago

      Just give it a rest. We all know who you are.

    • Geezer 4 weeks ago

      Are you talking to me ChrisBax?

  11. alex. walker 4 weeks ago

    Klopp has already said he won’t take another job for a Yr after he leaves. I just hope they go on and win the quadruple for Liverpool fc. What a way to go.

    • jimmy8106 4 weeks ago

      To be fair I hope he wins the lot on his way out aswell. Top manager. Also he’s not daft and realises they have an unexpected chance to win the league this year and soon enough has to replace salah and van dijk so definitely better to leave now. Fingers crossed he goes out on a high

    • maccathered 4 weeks ago

      Better to leave now as they will soon have to replace Van Dijk and Salah?? comical statement

    • jimmy8106 4 weeks ago

      Glad you’re amused 😄 you think they’ll play forever or have any replacements ready? Let’s just enjoy the last few months of a genuinely top manager in our country. We’ll be worse off when he leaves.

    • maccathered 4 weeks ago

      They would have to replace Van Djik and Salah no matter who is in charge. I would say Salah will leave in the summer anyway. Klopp will be missed by every fan, there is no able replacement. I’d hate to be the dude who has to choose the next manager.

    • jimmy8106 4 weeks ago

      Yeah I agree mate, just saying not the worst time for him to step down. Salah is close to irreplaceable and it will have to impact the team, even with klopp in charge. Anyway good luck for the rest of the season mate. Hope he wins the league on his way out

  12. Alves 4 weeks ago

    City haven’t scored in 4 attempts since Spurs moved into their new stadium, spur winning all 4 to nil. Grealish has also been booked last 2 games there plus last H2H. Last 3/4 he’s been carded since joining City in 2021. 5/1 wi Betfred just now but waiting for team news before placing bets. Few specials for tonight…only one 1 so far though

    Foden SOT – EVENS WH

    • hammy730 4 weeks ago

      Actually 5 games mate, crazy really! Went to the first in the champs league. They must score tonight surely?!

    • hammy730 4 weeks ago

      Also betfair got richarlison sot evens, wouldn’t usually tip it but he scoring atm lol

  13. MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

    7pm JONG AZ to score 4/5 NAP (Sky)

    7pm DEN HAAG to score 2+ 10/11 NB (Sky)

    Notable other singles..

    7pm ZWOLLE to score 2+ 10/11 (Sky)

    730pm FINN HARPS to score 6/4 (Sky)

    7pm STANDARD LIEGE 2 to score 4/6 (Sky)

    5pm NEA SALAMIS to score 4/6 (Sky)

    Also my 4 fold roll up for longshot.. 12/1

    • MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

      NAP and NB land before HT 👍🍺🍺

  14. Wee Joe 4 weeks ago

    BTTS & o2.5gls 4fold

    Kaiserslautern v Schalke 3/4
    Hannover v Nuremberg Evens
    Catanzaro v Palermo 11/8
    Spurs v Man City 8/13


    Best of luck all

  15. HullShaker 4 weeks ago

    Evening gents,

    Nothing doing for me on Wednesday night but looking to end the week with a winner and fancy the following from tonight’s big cup tie:

    SPURS VS. MAN CITY (8.00pm)

    OVER 3.5 GOALS
    (1/1, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    OVER 4.5 GOALS
    (12/5, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️

    …and a Hail Mary…

    OVER 3.5 GOALS
    (100/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets 👍

  16. goalden oldie 4 weeks ago

    Yesterday’s bet won at 6/5
    Today’s bet
    Italy serie c group A
    Mantova v Giana Erminio
    Both teams to score
    Bet365. 6/5

    • PD50 4 weeks ago

      Sheff Wed v Coventry 7:45
      11+ corners 1/1 Sky (nap)
      13 and 14 corners landed in league matches between the two teams this season.

  17. cockerspaniel 4 weeks ago

    Spurs v Man City
    20 + booking points each team 1/1
    50 + booking points in the match 11/10

  18. tonys 4 weeks ago

    Man City to score first, EVENS with bet365 betboost

  19. hammy730 4 weeks ago

    Udogie to be booked
    Porro too
    And the double!
    BOL all

  20. Alves 4 weeks ago

    Free fiver BB – 35/1

    Bentancur Kulusevski & Rodri cards

  21. cockerspaniel 4 weeks ago

    Over 1 corner 1st 15 min in each of the 3 FA cup 7.45 ko 12/1 Hills boosted

    • MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

      Very good odds cocker. Wish I’d seen this. Gl

    • cockerspaniel 4 weeks ago

      Close but not close enough LOSER

  22. Jonesey 4 weeks ago

    Romero and Rodri 1+ foul
    Good luck

    • PD50 4 weeks ago

      Sheff Wed v Coventry 7:45
      11+ corners 1/1 Sky (nap)
      13 and 14 corners landed in league matches between the two teams this season.
      Winner inside 55 minutes ✅

    • Jonesey 4 weeks ago

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