We are now getting to the business end of this season’s FA Cup. Last year Leicester sprung an upset to win the most famous trophy in English football but they have already failed in their bid to defend it.
The round of 16 is now upon us and we have a clear favoruite for the trophy as well as some notable contenders. Join us as we preview the final stages of the FA Cup and predict who’ll win the trophy. If you can wait until May to cash in head to LVBET nettikasino for your chance to win big.
Manchester City 2/1
Of course, Manchester City are favourites to win the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola’s side are by some way the best team in the world right now and have consistently done well won domestic trophies under his leadership. ‘The Citizens’ are set for a trip to Championship side Peterborough in the fifth round and although you can never underestimate the magic of the FA Cup, you’d imagine they will be in the hat for the quarter-final draw. Ultimately though, we think City have bigger fish to fry this season. The blue side of Manchester are desperate to claim a first Champions League trophy and also retain the Premier League. The FA Cup is way down their list of priorities and we think this could cause them to fail to live up to their favourites tag.
Liverpool have somewhat disrespected the English cup competitions under Jurgen Klopp, but they seem to be going all out for them this season. ‘The Reds’ have already booked their place in the League Cup final and appear to be making a genuine play for the FA Cup. Liverpool will host Norwich in the fifth round, a tie that you’d expect them to comfortably make it through. Although the Premier League title race is not over it seems unlikely that they will be able to make up the ground on City. If that’s the case, then the FA Cup represents the next best option in terms of domestic silverware. The Liverpool fans are also desperate to win the trophy for the first time since 2006. That’s why we are betting on Liverpool to win the FA Cup in 2022.
Chelsea will be hoping to go one better than last year by winning the FA Cup. Thomas Tuchel’s men fell to Leicester in the final last year but fortunately, their disappointment didn’t last long as they won the Champions League just a few days later. A fifth-round tie against Luton Town would look more appealing if Chelsea hadn’t just scraped through their fourth-round match against Plymouth Argyle. ‘The Blues’ don’t appear to be in great form at all and while you’d expect they’ll make the quarter-finals it seems unlikely that they will actually lift the FA Cup this year.
Tottenham Hotspur 7/1 & Everton 10/1
Away from the main contenders, we have Tottenham and Everton who are hoping to end their respective trophy droughts. Spurs face a tricky away trip to Middlesbrough but it’s a fifth-round tie they should come through if they play to their best abilities. With all due respect to Borehamwood. Everton have a free pass to the quarter-finals. Frank Lampard’s side looked great as they got by Brentford to secure a tie against the National League side and although he’s new to the job he could find himself in trouble if he fails to get by Borehamwood. While neither of these sides are really fancied to win the trophy don’t be surprised to see one or both of them in the latter stages of the competition.