Seeley’s Selection – FA Cup – Man Utd v Arsenal
Man Utd v Arsenal
HOW many times do we look forward to something so much and it never lives up to our expectations?
That’s exactly what I don’t want to happen on Monday night in the big FA Cup quarter-final clash between Manchester United at Arsenal at Old Trafford.
These two giants of the game arrive in this one in great nick; this has the potential to be a classic and I think it will be.
United are BoyleSports 6/4 favourites for this one at with just two defeats in their last 22 matches and to be honest, it’s difficult to disagree with that. They are a very poor team and Chelsea apart it shows you just how bad the Premier League is this season.
Louis van Gaal is a very lucky manager and Arsenal backers will be hoping that the Dutchman’s luck runs out in this one.
Earlier in the season Arsene Wenger was calling 999 after a robbery had been committed at the Emirates after United snatched a 2-1 win – they just always seem to beat Wenger’s boys.
United are unbeaten against the Gunners’ in their last 10 matches and they’ve lost just the once in their last 17 matches but this could be the perfect time to end that unwanted record.
The Gunners’ are 19/10 to win this one with BoyleSports and on what has been a very difficult weekend for football punters this looks another tricky one to pick a winner.
I’m going to seat firmly on the fence here and the draw to me looks a great bet at an industry best 5/2 with BoyleSports.
Neither side will really want a replay in this one, but for me that is exactly what will happen in a competition that means everything for both sides.
I’m really hoping that both teams will put on a show and now they are away from the pressures of finishing in the top four of the Premier League the shackles could be off and hopefully we will witness a classic.
A do like both teams scoring in this one at BoyleSports 4/6 and with all the attacking talent on display there just has to be goals, hopefully four of them in a 2-2 draw with the “desmond” looking very appealing at BoyleSports 11/1.
When backing a first goalscorer it’s very hard to make a case for just one player amongst this star-studded lot, but in the FA Cup the man that United look to for the goals is Wayne Rooney.
The England skipper is back amongst the goals and is playing in his preferred striker role. He’s now scored seven goals in his last eight FA Cup games and seeing he’s on penalty duties – with this having the potential to boil over – the 9/2 on him scoring the first goal would be my pick. I also like him to score at anytime in the 90-minutes at BoyleSports 5/4.
This game has a history of needle with four sending offs in the last seven clashes between the pair and the 9/4 with BoyleSports on another red in this one if also worth a small play.
Draw @ 5/2
Correct Score 2-2 @ 11/1
Wayne Rooney First Goalscorer @ 9/2
Wayne Rooney Anytime Goalscorer @ 5/4
Red Card @ 9/4