FA Cup Weekend Betting Preview PT 1- By A.J. Ryder on March 10, 2017 18:41 GMT
The FA Cup has another round of exciting action unfolding this weekend and, now that we are into the latter stages of that competition, the contests are getting even more fascinating. We have the widely-anticipated clash between Arsenal and Lincoln – a contest that some people just seemingly have earmarked to be a massive upset – and the face-off between Manchester United and Chelsea to cap things off on Monday evening.
There is a lot to like about the world's biggest club football tournament and you simply have to appreciate the fact that we have a non-league team still right in the mix here.
You also have to reckon that they will fancy their chances against an Arsenal side who were absolutely humiliated by Bayern Munich in mid-week with an aggregate score of 8-2 actally flattering Arsenal since it could have been many many more.
Things kick off with Middlesbrough hosting Manchester City in the opener and the northern clubs always play some spirited stuff so this time in a cup competition you may think that things could get a little firey. Boro simply know that they can't really match Manchester City in terms of outright class so they will opt to make themselves extremely difficult to play against and gets the home support as vocal as possible.
City go into the contest with a very slim price of about 1/2 with a few bookmakers, though most are going 4/9 at the time of this writing. Middlesbrough can be backed as high as a 7/1 margin and that might be a decent option for the in-play wager.
Look for the draw at 7/2.