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Saturday FA Cup Tips

We preview both of the televised FA Cup fifth round games on Saturday – featuring Burnley v Lincoln at Turf Moor & Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea at Molineux.

Burnley v Lincoln     BT-Sport-2

2nd HalfHighest Scoring Half11/10Stan James
After the 23rd Minute Time of First Goal10/11Paddy Power
Burnley 3-0Correct Score17/2Paddy Power
Sam VokesFirst Goalscorer15/4Bet365

Lincoln are aiming to become the first non-league club to reach the last eight of the FA Cup for over 100 years (1914) when they travel to take on Burnley at Turf Moor.

But the bookmakers don’t rate their chances, with Bet365 offering a best of 11/1 on them to win, while Burnley are 1/3 with Paddy Power, with the draw 5/1 generally.

Burnley have a marvellous home record, they have lost just 3 of their last 29 games here, and it would be a major shock if Sean Dyche’s Premier League side don’t win.

But Lincoln are a tight organised side who have won 15 of their last 18 matches in all competitions, including their last 4 matches to put them top of the National League.

So, we may well see more Burnley goals in the second half than the first – back that at a stand-out 11/10 with Stan James, while we also recommend betting on the first goal being scored after the 23rd minute at 10/11 with Paddy Power.

Finally, we suggest backing a 3-0 Burnley win at best price 17/2 with Paddy Power, plus a bet on Sam Vokes to score the first goal at the best odds of 15/4 with Bet365.

Wolves v Chelsea     BT-Sport-2

ChelseaClean Sheet13/8Betfred
Chelsea 1-0Correct Score7/1Paddy Power
Chelsea 2-0Correct Score13/2William Hill
Pedro (ew)First Goalscorer11/2Bet365
Michy BatshuayiAnytime Goalscorer21/10Betfair

Chelsea travel to the Midlands to take on a Wolves side languishing in 18th place in the Championship and unsurprisingly the Premier League leaders are long odds-on.

Paddy Power and Betfair are both offering best price 4/11 on the visitors, with Wolves available at as big as 10/1 and the draw a 9/2 chance – both with Betfred.

Of course, Antonio Conte’s side will be wary, as this Wolves side has already beaten Stoke and Liverpool away from home in this season’s competition.

But Chelsea have only conceded 11 goals in 13 Premier League away games this season and we expect them to keep another clean sheet here – take Betfred‘s 13/8.

We also suggest backing both 1-0 and 2-0 away wins at 7/1 and 13/2 respectively.

Chelsea’s Pedro has already scored 3 FA Cup goals this season and we fancy him at 11/2 with Bet365 to score first here, while we’ll also take Michy Batshuayi – who has scored 2 in the FA Cup this season – to score again at best odds of 21/20 at Betfair.