If you’re fancying a flutter this weekend on the sixth round of the FA Cup the best advice we can offer is to stick with the favourites as the giant-killings seem more of a long-shot than usual.
Many would love to see Coventry City topple Chelsea at the Ricoh Arena (6/1), but having seen Guus Hiddink lead the Blues to four wins in four since his arrival a Cupset looks a distant possibility. Rather, with Anelka and Drogba looking to be settling into a groove, and Kalou playing some of his best football since landing at the Bridge, expect Chelsea to win both the first and second halves (11/8) and blow the Sky Blues out the water.
Manchester United’s quintuple dreams face their latest challenge at Fulham on Saturday and having won there last eight matches against Fulham in the league, both home and away, all signs point to another United victory (10/11). And while we’re going with the bankers, it would be no surprise to see Wayne Rooney hit the back of the net (11/8).
Burnley had a lot of success against teams from London in their Carling Cup run, but backing the Clarets to beat Arsenal (7/1) is a bet reserved for romantics. The Wenger Boys will be bouyed by their 3-1 win over the Baggies, and Nicklas Bendtner looks good value to continue his recent scoring exploits on Sunday (5/4). The Bendtner-Arsenal double is easy money at 11/5.