We’ve waited up until the last moment before writing this article because lots of teams are being struck by COVID-19. The games are canceled not only in England but also worldwide, and even at this point, we don’t have a clear picture of the upcoming FA Cup schedule.
Nevertheless, BetXchange will run over several most interesting ones and deliver a short preview with odds and pick for the same.
Swindon VS Manchester City
Pep Guardiola tested positive for COVID-19, and he won’t be leading the team this weekend. Will there be some more positive cases among the Citizens, we don’t know. Yet, whatever happens, the EPL champions are massive favorites here. Their quality is far, far above Swindon’s. Therefore, betting on City to win by two or more goals is our pick.
Pick: Man City -1.5 0.49 at BetXchange
Bristol City VS Fulham
Fulham’s last few matches have been canceled, and the Cottagers are coming into this event quite fresh. Meanwhile, Bristol’s games are very efficient, and the previous four have seen both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. On the other side, four of the past six Fulham played ended with hits on both sides, and that will be our suggestion for this one.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.78 at BetXchange
Leicester City VS Watford
The current trophy holders host Watford in the battle of two Premiership members. The Foxes received a major boost by beating Liverpool recently, and have a chance to post another big triumph against the shorthanded Watford, who won’t have a few of its best players available for this event.
Pick: Leicester 0.50 at BetXchange
Chelsea VS Chesterfield
The Blues regained a bit of their confidence with a 2-0 victory in the first leg of the English Football League Cup against Tottenham. Even though not many people value this competition, beating the big rival is always good. Tuchel’s unit now faces Chesterfield, who, with all due respect, doesn’t have many chances in the clash.
Pick: Chelsea -1.5 0.27 at BetXchange
West Ham United VS Leeds United
This might be the most promising and interesting match of the entire round. Both teams like to play open-minded and fast football, which includes many goals. Four of the past five of their respective events saw scores on both sides, and there is no reason not to see this happening at the London Stadium this weekend.
Pick: Both teams to score 0.51 at BetXchange
Liverpool VS Shrewsbury Town
Even though it still isn’t clear will this match take place at all, because Liverpool has a COVID-19 outbreak, we didn’t want to avoid it and leave it out. The Reds, regardless of which lineup they play, have to win this one. They are without Salah, Mane, and Keita, but have Origi and the rest of the guys who are craving to get out on the pitch and show their value.
Pick: Liverpool -1.5 0.45 at BetXchange
Manchester United VS Aston Villa
This is the last game of the entire round, and arguably the most sounding. Two of the former European champions meet at Old Trafford. Neither can brag with some classy form. United struggles in almost every area of its play, while Villa lost four of the past six events. We are giving an edge to the hosts here, solely because of the home-court advantage.
Pick: United 0.50 at BetXchange