Some excellent football has been played since project restart has kicked off. The Premier League has been the primary focus of football. That will shift a bit this weekend as we see the semi-finals of the FA Cup take place. Leicester, Norwich, Newcastle, and Sheffield United were the four teams that went out in the quarter-finals.
This left four big hitters in the semi-finals with Man United playing Chelsea, while Arsenal play Man City.
Arsenal vs Man City, Saturday 18th July, 1.45 p.m.
Arsenal is taking on Man City. This fixture is a tough one for the London side. Although they have been hot and cold since returning. Arsenal won 2-1 against Sheffield United in their last match in the FA Cup. The first game back from the break saw Arsenal play Man City. City came out on top with a comfortable 3-0 win.
Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 in their last game in the Premier League but suffered a 2-1 defeat to rivals Tottenham before that. Man City are playing more consistently to Arsenal. They have won their last three games in the Premier League. They won two of the last three 5-0. Now that the Premier League is out of Guardiola’s hands, he will no doubt have his eyes set on winning in the FA Cup.
Unsurprisingly Man City are the favorites for this game. The only surprise is the margin of how much they are favorites. Man City are (-310) to come away with the win. On the other hand, Arsenal is (+850) underdogs. The odds on a draw for the game stand at (+455). All the bets apply to normal time only. Man City is likely to come away with the win from this matchup. Back them here at Canplay.
Manchester United vs Chelsea, Sunday 19th July, 12 p.m.
Both sides are battling in the Premier League for Champions League Football. The teams would love to play each other in the remaining Premier League games but will have to settle for the FA Cup. Chelsea have been in okay form since the restart picking up wins against teams like Man City. However, they have lacked some consistency and dropped some points against sides like West Ham.
Manchester United have been in great form since the restart. The only slip up they had so far has been a 2-2 draw with Southampton. The draw came from a last-minute equalizer scored by Michael Obafemi. In their last match, they came out with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace.
Manchester United are the slight favorites for this game at (+145). While Chelsea are (+190) to come away with a win. A draw for this game is (+240). It is a safer option to go for the team that has been in better form since the restart. Manchester United would be the better choice to back based on form here at Canplay.