Just a short two weeks after the last one, we’re back with another FA Cup prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net. As always we’ve put together any expert analysis, ultimately delivering our top FA Cup tips, betting info and predictions to you.
For our Premier League predictions today, we’re focussing on the tie between Championship Brentford and Premier League toppers Leicester City. Is another cup upset on the cards? Our FA Cup tips, predictions and more follow below for this fixture.
Other than their EFL Cup exit to Spurs, Brentford are in decent form, with the Bees being undefeated in their last 16 league games. However too many draws mean they are only 6th in the Championship table. Brentford have already dispatched a Premier League side this season, as they beat Newcastle 1-0 in the EFL Cup. They have been scraping through their games in recent times, with their last 4 wins coming by just a single goal. Given that Spurs eased past them in the EFL Cup, our FA Cup predictions don’t look great for Brentford.
Leicester City went top of the table on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over Chelsea, which now means the Foxes have win each of their last four and are undefeated in seven games. The recent run his put to rest any concerns that Brendan Rogers has been overly reliant on 34 year old stroker Jamie Vardy. The striker has scored just won of the 15 goals scored b y the foxes in their seven game unbeaten run, and picked up an injury against Southampton at the weekend. James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi have shone in recent games.
These sides met in the FA Cup almost exactly a year a go to the date of their fixture on Sunday. On that occasion, an early goal from Kelechi Iheanacho was enough to see out the 1-0 win. Brendan rested several first team players on that occasion and still got the job done, so our FA Cup predictions don’t hold up much hope for Brentford to avenge their loss this time around. The Foxes barely got out of second gear in last years fixture and look to be a much improved side in fine form this time around.
Below, we’ve provided you with the result from the one and only recorded competitive fixture between these two sides as well as three statistical highlights. Our experts here at BettingTips.net have used this information and more to create our FA Cup prediction weekend.
Having analysed the above information, our FA Cup prediction today can’t see anything other than a win for the Foxes.
Leicester go into this game having scored eight goals in their last three without reply, while Brentford have indeed six in their last five – despite winning four of those games. Their only loss in those games was against Spurs in the EFL Cup, a side who weren’t in quite as good form as the Foxes at the time. Leicester will likely rest a few first team players, including Jamie Vardy who isn’t 100% fit after being taken off against Southampton. Leicester should remain pretty rigid at the back while getting the job done at the other end. With remaining top of the league remaining first priority, Leicester won’t likely go gung-ho in this game as they did against Stoke in the last round, we’re therefor backing a Foxes win and under 2.5 goals at odds of 4.5 with SkyBet.