England – The FA Cup
Match start: 18:15 (GMT+1)
Let us revise the names of the participants of the semifinals of the FA Cup of 5 previous seasons:
2011/2012. Liverpool-Everton, Tottenham-Chelsea;
2012/2013. Manchester City-Chelsea, Wigan- Millwall;
2013/2014. Arsenal – Wigan, Hull- Sheffield United;
2014/2015. Arsenal- Reading, Liverpool- Aston Villa;
2015/2016. Manchester United-Everton, Crystal Palace- Watford;
And at weekend there will be held the semifinal battles of the current FA Cup:
On the 22nd of April, Saturday. Chelsea-Tottenham (18:15);
On the 23rd of April, Sunday. Arsenal-Manchester City (16:00);
Main London derby at Stamford Bridge
Here we see one significant peculiarity of the current season. For the first time over the last years the participants of the semifinals are so famous. Let us remember that next season Chelsea, Tottenham and may be Manchester City will represent their country at the Champions League.
And that is why now the focus of everybody’s attention belongs to the main London Derby that will be held at home arena of Chelsea Stamford Bridge.
Really Cup battle
Why is this forthcoming battle between the teams of Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino so interesting? As for now Chelsea and Tottenham are the leaders of EPL tournament bracket. Nothing threatens their qualification to the Europa Cup championship and both rivals don’t need to undergo very important battle of the Champions League.
And that means that the hosts of Stamford Bridge and the guests can demonstrate us really top class football, worthy of the Champions League final match.
But what team is the favorite of the forthcoming battle? It is very difficult to answer this question as anything can happen. And both London clubs are getting ready to the forthcoming battle at similar conditions.
Antonio Conte’s bid (3-4-3):
Courtois (Begović), Zouma, David Luiz, Cahill- Pedro, Matič, Kanté, Azpilicueta- Willian, Costa, Hazard;
Courtois is under the question.
Mauricio Pochettino’s bid (3-4-2-1):
Lloris- Dier, Toby, Vertonghen- Walker, Wanyama, Dembélé, Davis- Alli, Eriksen- Kane;
The most impressive are the attacking lines of the teams. As the Belgian left winger Eden Hazard and the playmaker of Tottenham Christian Eriksen are able to over play the half of the team of the rivals alone and then to make a pass to their goal scorers Diego Costa and Harry Kane. It is obvious that the most profitable bet will be the bet on scored goals.
Chelsea – 2,70, draw – 3,40, Tottenham – 2,75;
Our tip: both to score (yes) - odds 1,83 10Bet