Football tips: Our 11/2 BTTS treble for Wednesday’s FA Cup round five action

PPTV broadcaster Graham Byrne picks out where the goals will be flying in tonight.


* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

The fifth round of the FA Cup continues tonight, and we’ve got another BTTS coupon. They’ve been popular throughout the FA Cup so far, with plenty of minnows getting on the scoresheet against their much more illustrious rivals. But goals may be at a premium as Wembley looms larger.

Swansea v Man City – BTTS: NO

5.30pm: BT Sport

There’s a fascinating clash in the early kick-off at the Liberty Stadium, as in-form Swansea take on Manchester City, who are out to win their 15th game in a row. City put Liverpool to the sword at Anfield at the weekend to put themselves firmly in the driving seat for Premier League honours but coach Pep Guardiola will not be taking his foot off the gas in this FA Cup tie.

Swansea are on a tremendous run of form themselves, one that has catapulted them up to third in the Championship table and challenging for automatic promotion. This should be a tight, low-scoring game. City have kept 10 clean sheets during their 14-game winning streak, and it’s worth backing both teams NOT to score to get our acca up and running.

Leicester v Brighton – BTTS: NO

7.30pm: BT Sport

An all-Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium as Leicester and Brighton attempt to advance to the quarter-finals. The hosts will be hoping the return of Jamie Vardy will improve their fortunes in front of goal having struggled to hit the target while their talisman has been out injured. Vardy made his comeback at the weekend as a sub, and almost won it at the end but his injury-time header flashed wide and the game finished 0-0.

The Foxes have a huge league game with Liverpool coming up at the weekend and I’d imagine Vardy will again be limited in this cup game as Brendan Rodgers gets him up to speed. Brighton have been in terrific form lately as they attempt to pull themselves away from the relegation zone. They are on a five-game unbeaten run in the league that includes impressive victories over Liverpool and Spurs. But they have only scored four goals in that stretch and have relied on some excellent defending. With neither team banging them in, a tense, nervy game looks in store, both teams NOT to score looks the logical choice.

Brendan Rodgers Jamie Vardy


Everton v Spurs – BTTS: YES

8.15pm: BT Sport

The most open game of the night could be at Goodison Park. Everton will be on a high after their tremendous comeback at Old Trafford to nab a point, while Tottenham will be delighted to see Harry Kane return from injury to score at the weekend against West Brom. Everton’s excellent recent league form has seen the Toffees shoot up the table to seventh, and Spurs sit one spot behind them in eight.

Both teams will be eying up a lucrative Champions League berth and their managers will also be mindful of crucial league games that are on the horizon. Everton have Man City and Liverpool in succession next week while Spurs play leaders City on Saturday.

I’d expect Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho to shuffle their decks and the team news will be very interesting.

Both teams have struggled to keep clean sheets lately and I can see these defensive woes continuing. With several fringe player trying to impress their managers, I can see this being game being very open. Back Both Teams To Score and provide us with an entertaining game.

* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

Wednesday’s BTTS treble

Swansea v Man City – BTTS: NO
Leicester v Brighton – BTTS: NO
Everton v Spurs – BTTS: YES



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