The English schedule is split this weekend between FA Cup and Premier League football.
Our first feature game, which is set to take place on Saturday noon, will see Crystal Palace make the short trip to Watford for a match that will decide who books a place in the last four of the FA Cup.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who are chasing for the quadruple, will travel to Wales for a match against Championship side Swansea City in the quarter final of the FA Cup, whereas their cross city rivals Manchester United will be on the road against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the same competition on Saturday.
In matters English Premier League, Fulham will play host to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, while the final fixture of Match Week 31 sees Chelsea travel to the North West, for a match against Everton.
Football multi-bet for Match Week 31 and the FA Cup Quarterfinals:
- Watford and Palace to both score – -131.58
- Man City to win – -769.23
- Man United to win – +130
- Liverpool to win – -454.55
- Everton and Chelsea to both score to win – -131.58
EPL Accumulator Odds – +882 at Bovada
Parlay leg 1 – Watford vs. Crystal Palace
Saturday, March 16 – 12:15pm Local time – Vicarage Road, Watford, United Kingdom
Watford will be hoping to maintain their impressive run against Crystal Palace when they welcome the Eagles to Vicarage Road in the first FA Cup match of the weekend.
Javi Gracia’s charges have defeated Palace 2-1 in their last two Premier League meetings; with the most recent coming just two months ago. The Hornets look quite good on paper, seeing as they are eighth on the log—six places and ten points above Roy Hodgson’s side—but there is simply no ruling out any of the sides given how it’s their last chance to secure silverware this season.
Prediction: Both teams to score – -131.58 at Bovada
Parlay leg 2 – Swansea City vs. Manchester City
Saturday, March 16 – 5:20pm Local time – The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales
Manchester City are quite rightly enjoying their best season since Pep Guardiola took over the mantle of authority at the Etihad.
Other than securing the EFL Cup when they beat Chelsea in a penalty shootout last month, the Premier League champions currently lead the log with eight league matches left to the close of the season.
They are further through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League after a spectacular 10-2 aggregate win over Schalke 04, and have a match against Swansea City for a place in the last four of the FA Cup.
Manchester City’s financial clout seems to be paying massive dividends, which is quite a shame for Championship fodder Swansea City who will be on the receiving end of a thorough thrashing.
Prediction: Man City to win – -769.23 at Bovada
Parlay leg 3 – Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester United
Saturday, March 16 – 7:55pm Local time – Molineux, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Manchester United will be adamant to return back to winning ways when they travel to the Molineux Stadium for an FA Cup quarterfinal tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ole Gunner Solskjaer tasted defeat in the Premier League for the first time since taking over the managerial role, as Manchester United fell to a 2-0 defeat away to Arsenal last weekend.
Perhaps the cost of an exultant midweek Champions League night in which the Red devils exhibited remarkable recovery powers to knock out tournament favorites Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16, last Sunday’s loss to Arsenal will be nothing but a blip on the radar.
Wolves have often troubled Manchester United especially at the Molineux, but the visitors should be able maintain their most realistic bid for silverware this season by registering a win against Nuno Espírito’s stubborn side.
Prediction: Man United to win – +130 at Bovada
Parlay leg 4 – Fulham vs. Liverpool
Sunday, March 17 – 2:15p.m Local time – Craven Cottage, London, United Kingdom
Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to capitalize on Manchester City’s enforced absence from Premier League action this weekend when his side travels to London for a match against relegation-threatened Fulham.
Manchester City’s FA Cup commitment this weekend presents the perfect opportunity for the Reds to leapfrog the champions on the table; being that a win will establish a two-point gap at the helm and undoubtedly pile the pressure on Pep Guardiola’s side who will equally make up for their absence with a match against Fulham next weekend.
Liverpool is fresh off of a thrilling 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League; an outcome that knocked the Bundesliga holders out of Europe’s most prized Cup competition.
The Reds as such shouldn’t have too many problems sweeping aside Fulham this Sunday.
Prediction: Liverpool to win – -344.83 at Bovada
Parlay leg 5 – Everton vs. Chelsea
Sunday, March 17 – 4:30p.m Local time – Goodison Park, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Chelsea bounced back from their hard-fought 1-1 draw with Wolves last weekend to thrash Dynamo Kyiv 5-0 in the last-16 of the Europa League.
The result could arguably take a toll on Maurizio Sarri’s charges that have an unwelcoming Premier League trip to Goodison Park on Sunday.
Prediction: Everton and Chelsea both to score – -131.58 at Bovada
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It is the last week of NFL the regular season and the playoff picture not yet set in stone.
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NFL Week 17 betting tips:
All games in parlay are on Sunday, December 30th.
- Washington Redskins to cover +6.5
- L.A. Chargers to cover -6.5
- New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Over 45.5
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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
Just like last season the Eagles turn to backup quarterback Nick Foles with Carson Wentz out with a back injury.
However, unlike last season Philly is not already in the playoffs when Foles has been called on, as they need to win this game and have the Minnesota Vikings lose to the Chicago Bears.
The Eagles have won two in a row and four of their last five games. Foles passed for 471 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in Philadelphia’s last game, which was a 32-30 home win over the Houston Texans.
The Redskins are out of the playoffs with their last loss and they are playing their fourth quarterback of the season in Josh Johnson.
They played a close game in their last one, but two late interceptions sealed Washington’s fate. The Skins are at home in this game and in the matchup earlier this season in Philadelphia they beat the Eagles 28-13. Johnson played well in the last game, which was a 25-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans, and Adrian Peterson rushed for 116 yards and averaged a solid 4.6 yards per carry.
While the Eagles may win this game, the Redskins will put up a fight at home and in a close one they will, at least, cover the spread.
L.A. Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
The Chargers suffered a costly loss in their last game falling to the Baltimore Ravens. 22-10. They could have taken over the second seed in the AFC with a win and now to get that and a first round bye in the playoffs they have to beat the Broncos and have the Oakland Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs. The loss to the Ravens snapped L.A.’s four-game win streak, but in this game, they face a slumping Broncos team that is out of the playoffs.
Denver lost their third in a row in their last game and in losing three in a row none of the losses came against a team with a winning record. Their offense has hit the skids and in their last three games they have failed to score over 16 points. They beat the Chargers earlier in the season in L.A. where they were outgained in yards, but had two turnovers and did not commit any. Quarterback Case Keenum has four interceptions in the last two games and on top of that starting running back Phillip Lindsay is out with a wrist injury.
The Chargers will avenge their earlier season loss to the Broncos by winning this game and covering the spread in Mile High City.
Tip: L.A. Chargers to cover (-6.5) with 888 Sportsbook
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
The Jets are coming off an overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers where they gave up 44 points.
They have lost two in a row and in their last three games their offense has been pretty good averaging 27.7 points per game. Quarterback Sam Darnold has played well as of late and he will be facing the weakness of the Patriots’ defense, which is their pass defense that only ranks 23rd in the league.
The Patriots can win the number two seed in the AFC with a win in this game or if the Houston Texans lose their season finale to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Their snapped their two-game losing streak with a win in their last game and while their offense has not been lighting it up in the last few games Brady and company will be solid in this game.
While the total has gone Under in the last five games between these teams that trend will end in this game. Darnold will have another solid game, but the New York defense will not. Brady will light up the Jets and they will get the win in a high scoring affair, which is why the Over is the smart pick.
Tip: Over 45.5 points with 888 Sportsbook
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