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
|2nd Half||Highest Scoring Half||11/10||Stan James|
|After the 23rd Minute||Time of First Goal||10/11||Paddy Power|
|Burnley 3-0||Correct Score||17/2||Paddy Power|
|Sam Vokes||First Goalscorer||15/4||Bet365|
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.
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.
Wolves v Chelsea
|Chelsea 1-0||Correct Score||7/1||Paddy Power|
|Chelsea 2-0||Correct Score||13/2||William Hill|
|Pedro (ew)||First Goalscorer||11/2||Bet365|
|Michy Batshuayi||Anytime Goalscorer||21/10||Betfair|
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.
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.