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FA Cup free betting tips including Barnsley vs Chelsea

No cupsets in this round so far but we have seen some dramatic finishes and unbelievable cup ties already this week.

Everton and Spurs were involved in an incredible nine-goal thriller while Brighton’s resilience was for nothing after being guilty of ball watching from a Leicester City corner.

Sheffield United join their Premier League counterparts in the quarter-final after seeing off Championship side Bristol City.

We narrowly missed out on a 23/1 acca yesterday thanks to Brighton deciding to switch off on a corner in the last kick of the game against Leicester.

With just the two games, we have a 1.9/1 double with Betfred which would sadly see Barnsley bow out of the FA Cup against Chelsea.

Barnsley vs Chelsea

Barnsley may be 11/1 outsiders but the Yorkshire-based club will be looking forward to welcoming Chelsea – a side they have beaten in their last two FA Cup clashes.

They welcome Thomas Tuchel’s to Oakwell where they came out 1-0 victors in the quarter-final in 2008 when Chelsea were reigning champions at the time.

However, their record against Premier League opposition since that season has been disappointing – they have los ttheir last five FA Cup matches against Premier League opposition with an aggregate score of 2-15. Not a great omen to have.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have a fantastic record against Barnsley and lower league opposition.

The Blues have won four of their last five meetings against Barnsley including a 6-0 win in the League Cup earlier this season.

The visitors have lost twice from 54 FA Cup ties against lower league opposition – Barnsley in 2007/08 was one and Bradford City being the other in 2014/15.

This has Chelsea winning written all over it – no cupset here sadly.


Wolves vs Southampton

Wolves welcome Southampton with their sights set on their second quarter-final appearance in the last three season.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have an impressive record in their last 10 games against Southampton: winning five, drawing four and losing once.

They are favourites at 11/8 but Southampton at 21/10 could be appealing to some punters too.

They won their last FA Cup tie against West Midlands club back in March 2003 – en route to the final losing to Arsenal.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side beat the Gunners last round but have only eliminated top-flight opposition once in the FA Cup which was back in 2017/18 knocking out Watford and West Brom before reaching the semi-final stages.




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