Man City v Chelsea FA Cup Semi Final Betting Tips 20/4/24

FA Cup Betting

FA Cup title holders Man City face Chelsea in the semi-final at Wembley on Saturday, so enjoy our free Man City v Chelsea FA Cup Semi Final Betting Tips. The Citizens will swiftly turn their attention to achieving cup success after elimination from the Champions League in mid-week. However, Chelsea are likely to provide strong opposition to City, with the Blues in decent form recently. This FA Cup contest kicks off at 5:15. It will be shown live on BBC One. 

Form and Team News

City remain on an unbeaten run of 28 matches in all competitions. The Citizens won three Premier League matches in a row against Aston Villa (4-1), Crystal Palace (4-2) and Luton (5-1) before crashing out of the Champions League. City drew 1-1 at home with Real Madrid (4-4 on aggregate) and were eliminated on penalties. Chelsea are undefeated in eight consecutive matches, winning five. However, the Blues have dropped points against relegation-threatened Burnley and Sheffield United (2-2) recently. These draws came either side of league wins over Man United (4-3) and Everton (6-0). 

Man City come into this FA Cup clash with a fully fit squad and no suspensions. However, Chelsea have several absentees. Wesley Fofana, Roméo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Levi Colwill are out. 

Match Winner Bet

Firstly, there are good picks across the board in the Man City vs Chelsea FA Cup fixture. Chelsea are ranked as big outsiders to reach their fourth final in five seasons. Despite recent solid form, the Blues have shown frailties in the draw against Burnley and Sheffield United. In addition, the London outfit have not beaten City in their last eight head to heads. As a result, a Chelsea win comes with long odds, with 10Bet offering 9/2. Alternatively, a draw is perhaps more likely. Chelsea have held City in their last two meetings, including a 1-1 draw at the Etihad just two months ago. Therefore, a stalemate in the FA Cup semi-final could be a decent selection. Coral has the best odds in this market at 17/5. However, we are expecting a big response from City as they target the domestic double. In their 28-match unbeaten run, City have won 22 matches. The Citizens have also won their last 10 FA Cup matches, and we are tipping Pep Guardiola’s side to make it 11 wins on the spin. At 8/13 odds, Bet365 are offering the best returns for a City win. 

Over/Under Betting

City have played a lot of recent matches and may not be 100% here, and Chelsea have been far from convincing at the back. Due to these factors, we expect a few defensive lapses, which could lead to a high scorer. Neither side is shy in front of goal either. City have scored 17 in their last five matches, while the Blues have scored 28 in their last eight. Bet365 offering 4/7 odds in the Over 2.5 goals market – decent potential value with goals likely. 

Anytime Goal Scorer Bets

Bettors have plenty of quality picks to select from in the Man City vs Chelsea anytime goalscorer market. However, these are our standout picks. First, Erling Haaland is expected to return to City’s starting line-up after a substitute appearance against Real Madrid. Although Haaland’s goals have slowed somewhat lately, he is still a goalscoring force. The Norwegian has nine goals in his last 10 and put five past Luton in the FA Cup round of 16. Again, bet365 has the best value for Haaland goals at 10/11. Yet a better value pick is Chelsea’s Cole Palmer. The former City man is hard to ignore in the anytime goalscorer market, as he put four past Everton on Monday. These goals took Palmer’s tally to 11 in his last six matches. With the England international averaging nearly two goals a game in six previous matches, we believe he is the top anytime scorer pick this weekend. Also, Paddy Power’s 3/1 odds for a Palmer anytime goal represent very good value.

Our Man City v Chelsea FA Cup Semi Final Betting Tips

Match Winner – Man City – 8/13 with Bet365

Over/Under Betting – Over 2.5 Goals – 4/7 with Bet365

Anytime Goalscorer – Haaland – 10/11 with Bet365

Anytime Goalscorer – Palmer – 3/1 with Paddy Power

All 4 bets acca combo – 16/1 with Bet365

We feel City might just edge this contest against a Chelsea side that has shown some inconsistency lately. However, an end-to-end affair is anticipated as both sides will target FA Cup success this season. Hopefully you have found our free Man City v Chelsea FA Cup Semi Final Betting Tips useful and interesting, but please remember, they are not guaranteed to win. Our aim, as always, is to bring you bets that we like the look of, but also offer genuine betting value. Then, hopefully over the long term, our betting picks will bring long term bet profit. To help get the best possible betting returns, we also hunt out the best betting odds at the time of writing our betting previews.

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