The semi finals of the FA Cup are almost upon us with two replays left to be decided before the last four are confirmed. Already guaranteed a spot at Wembley this April are Manchester City and Wigan but they have to wait before knowing who they face…
For Wigan, they will know the result on Wednesday evening as Millwall travel to Blackburn for their quarter-final replay. Neither side have particularly impressed in the Championship this season and have used their FA Cup runs to justify lowly league standings.
For football fans in the bet365 football betting world Wednesday’s clash promises to be a thriller with a day at Wembley at stake. Indeed, both sides will fancy their chances of making the final against a Wigan outfit battling for Premier League survival this season.
At home on a cold Wednesday night, Blackburn should go through in 90 minutes but punters may be tempted to back extra time being played at Ewood Park.
In the other semi, Man City must wait for Manchester United and Chelsea to arrange a replay date and battle it out at Stamford Bridge before they know their Wembley opposition.
United are desperate to repeat another famous double and haven’t won the FA Cup since 2004, while Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez and Chelsea fans who bet on football would love a trophy from his short and controversial tenure at the club.
United held a two-goal advantage over the Blues at Old Trafford only to let it slip and Sir Alex Ferguson will play a much stronger side in the reverse fixture. Expect United to come out on top in London by a narrow margin as Chelsea stutter to an unconvincing end to their season.
The 2013 FA Cup has been as competitive as ever but with a semi-final place at stake we think the two northern favourites will emerge victorious against capital opposition with other things on their minds.