FA Cup Sunday – big clubs only :)

Published by on February 18, 2017

Fulham vs Tottenham

Tottenham have very little turnaround time between Thursday’s Europa League game and Sunday’s short trip to Fulham.

The Championship side will fancy an upset here given the manner in which Spurs scraped past Wycombe Wanderers in the last round and struggled in the first half of their previous tie against Aston Villa.

However, Mauricio Pochettino usually pulls something out of the bag to change the game against lower-league opposition, so the best bet here may be both teams to score and Tottenham to win, which is at 9/4.

Heung Min-Son is at 5/1 to score first and he’s one of the few players in and around the first team who should definitely be playing. Harry Kane and Dele Alli may well be rested, but the South Korean’s 11 goals in all competitions this season make him a decent shout.

Blackburn vs Manchester United

As for Manchester United, you can get them winning by exactly two goals at 3/1. Ordinarily, that would seem a decent shout, but they demolished Reading 4-0 earlier in the competition and the Royals are a much more solid outfit than Blackburn. Jose Mourinho’s men should run riot at Ewood Park, but of course, in the FA Cup, you never know.

Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford are both 7/2 to score first. It’s tricky backing top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic because this could finally be the weekend that he gets a rest, but in his absence, either of the English pair are good bets.

Anthony Martial is even better value at 5/1 and he’ll be out to prove another point to Mourinho after his goal against Watford last weekend.

Arsenal, meanwhile, travel to non-league Sutton on Monday night.