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FA Cup semifinals. Intrigue and goals at Wembley — Ukrainian News

July 18 will play «Manchester City» — «Arsenal», July 19 — «Manchester United» — «Chelsea».

Along with the fight for places in the top 4 of the Premier League, we are waiting for incredible matches in the FA Cup. Two semifinals will be played at Wembley this weekend. If in the pair «Manchester City» — «Arsenal» everyone prefers the team of Josep Guardiola and the chance of «gunners» in underestimating their competitors, then in the match Manchester United — «Chelsea» expect the confrontation of two equal rivals. How these meetings can end, analyzes the coach of the Ukrainian national team and Parimatch expert Alexander Shovkovsky.

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Prediction for the match «Arsenal» — «Manchester City»: the guests win the first half. coefficient 1.7

It is worth considering the following options for betting:

• Manchester City will win — 1.3

• Manchester City wins the first half — 1.7

• Both teams will score — 1.8

• Manchester City will score more than 2.5 goals — 2

• Teams will score more than 3.5 goals — 2.2

Form of commands

Things in the championship for the team of Mikel Artet are mediocre. «Arsenal» remains the 9th, lagging behind the European Cup zone — 3 points. The Gunners lost points two games in a row, but in the last round they beat Liverpool 2-1 at home. The Londoners won a strong-willed victory thanks to goals from Lacazette and Nelson.

Guardiola’s team finishes second in the Premier League. Manchester City lost the championship race in the winter, so after the quarantine the team did not focus on winning series. As a result, the «citizens» have two defeats in the last 6 matches. Along with this, «Man City» liked the devastating victories: 4: 0 with «Liverpool», 5: 0 with «Newcastle» and «Brighton». In the last round, «Manchester City» modestly beat «Bournemouth» 2: 1.

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Recently, the blue team from Manchester has become a very uncomfortable opponent for the «gunners». Arsenal have lost to Manchester City in seven consecutive games. The last time the Londoners won in the spring of 2017 was in the semifinals of the FA Cup (2: 1).

Regarding the last dates, last season «Manchester City» twice won the Premier League — 2: 0 and 3: 1. The victories of the «citizens» in the Premier League this season were even more convincing. 3: 0 away and 3: 0 at home.


Arteta will try again to use the shortcomings of Man City. However, the difference in class is great. «Citizens» may have enough of the genius of one de Bruyne. How Parimatch analysts predict, Guardiola’s team will prove its strength by scoring a few goals.

Prediction for the match «Manchester United» — «Chelsea»: Manchester United will score more than 1.5 goals. coefficient 2.3

It is worth considering the following options for betting:

• Manchester United Pass — 1.7

• Both teams will score — 1.8

• Teams will score more than 2.5 goals — 2

• Manchester United will score more than 1.5 goals — 2.3

• Manchester United will win — 2.4

Form of commands

Sulscher has not lost in the Premier League for 12 matches. She is actually already in the top 4. Manchester United have the same number of points as the fourth team of the league «Leicester» — 62, but so far fewer victories and worse goal difference. In the last round, Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

The London club is shaking a little at the end of the season. Frank Lampard’s team has lost 2 of the last 5 matches in the Premier League and has complicated its life in the last rounds of the championship. Chelsea are still 3rd, but Leicester and Manchester United are only one point behind.

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Chelsea suddenly forgot to play against Manchester United. Only 2 wins in the last 10 matches (2 draws and 6 losses). The Londoners have not been able to win 6 matches against Manchester United. The last time they won was in May 2018 in the FA Cup final 1: 0.

This season, Sulsher’s team has beaten Lampard three times. In the Premier League — 4: 0 and 2: 0 and 2: 1 in the League Cup. Interestingly, the last two defeats of «Chelsea» suffered at home.


Manchester United will have an advantage due to better performers (Bruno Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford, Marseille). On the side of «Chelsea» — freshness and revanchist sentiments. If Lampard’s team does not make mistakes, it will have an advantage at the end of the match or overtime. According to Parimatch analysts, there will be attacking football, many moments and goals.

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