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Sunday FA Cup Tips

We preview both of the televised FA Cup fourth round games on Sunday – featuring Chelsea vs Newcastle on BT Sport 2 and then Cardiff vs Manchester City on BBC1.

Chelsea v Newcastle     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Eden Hazard (ew)First Goalscorer4/1Bet365
ChelseaTo Win To Nil29/20Coral
Chelsea 1-0Correct Score15/2Betfair
Chelsea 2-0Correct Score13/2Paddy Power

Newcastle have exited at the FA Cup 4th round stage in each of the last four seasons and with Rafa Benitez set to rotate his side, this looks a tall order for the Magpies.

By contrast, Chelsea have reached the 5th round in 17 of the last 19 seasons and they are just 4/9 to win, with Newcastle 7/1 and the draw 19/5 – both with BetVictor.

The Blues won their league meeting here last month 3-1, with Eden Hazard scoring twice, and he’s 4/1 to score first with Bet365 – which looks worth backing each-way.

Dwight Gayle’s goal in that 3-1 loss here was the only goal Chelsea have conceded in their last seven league games at Stamford Bridge and so we also suggest backing them ‘to win to nil’ at best odds of 29/20 with Coral.

On the same basis, we’ll also go for 1-0 and 2-0 home wins at best odds of 15/2 and 13/2 respectively with Betfair and Paddy Power in the Correct Score market.

All odds quoted are subject to change

Cardiff v Manchester City     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Man City 1-0Correct Score10/1Betfair
Man City 2-0Correct Score7/1Betfair
Under 2.5Total Goals21/10Unibet 
Kevin De Bruyne (ew)First Goalscorer15/2Bet365

A real clash of management styles will be on show as Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Wales to face Neil Warnock’s Championship side at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Currently third in the Championship, the Bluebirds have only won one of their last six league games (D1, L4) and they are as big as 14/1 with Coral to spring an upset.

But while we don’t expect them to do that, they will perhaps make it hard for the Premier League leaders – who only won narrowly at another Championship side, Bristol City, earlier this week in their League Cup semi-final 2nd leg at Ashton Gate.

That game may have taken a little sting out of the City stars, and so once again we’ll go for the 1-0 and 2-0 – at best odds of 10/1 and 7/1 respectively with Betfair, while we also think ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ looks over-priced at the stand-out 21/10 with Unibet.

Finally, Kevin De Bruyne scored the winner at Ashton Gate on Tuesday and looks a great each-way bet to score first here at 15/2 with Bet365 – that gives you odds of 5/2 on the place part of the bet – for him to score a goal at any time in the game.

All odds quoted are subject to change