FA Cup in 2014 – Image source: The Geograph
Although English teams consider the FA Cup to not be as important as the League or the Champions League, it is still a respected title to lift. In this season, after the poor performances of Arsenal, the team will be looking to finish their campaign with a title. On the other hand, Sheffield United want to shock the world and win a title after getting promoted this year. Bet on Sheff Utd v Arsenal as both teams will face each other for a third time this season in the FA Cup quarter-final.
How is the Season Going for Both Teams?
Sheffield United and Arsenal will face each other in the FA quarter-final on June 28, so let us see how both teams are doing this season. According to their standards, Sheffield is having an amazing season while Arsenal are having one of their worst seasons. Currently, Sheffield is in 7th place in the league standings with 43 points and 5 points away from a top-four position. This is an extraordinary achievement considering they were promoted to the premier league this season. On the other hand, Arsenal in 9th place and are having one of their worst seasons. The Gunners won only 9 games out 28 played in the league. Also, they are struggling to find stability with a head coach after the departure of Arsene Wenger. In the past two years, three different managers took the position of head coach.
In this season, both teams faced each other twice. Sheffield United won one game while the other was a scoreless draw. Also, the game will take place at Sheffield’s home ground, Bramall Lane. Therefore, it is worth mentioning how solid they are at their stadium before you bet on Sheff Utd v Arsenal. The Blades kept a clean sheet and scored 2 or more goals in 8 of their last 20 home games. Arsenal will face a very solid team for sure.
Bet on Sheff Utd v Arsenal in the FA Cup
In the round of 16, Arsenal beat Portsmouth 2-0 which was an away game. The team will be looking to reconcile with their fans with a title after a disappointing season. However, their statistics in the FA Cup are not very promising. 60% of their last 20 away cup games, they won 2, drew 1, and lost 9 games. Therefore, numbers will not be on their side especially against a strong team on their ground. Sheffield qualified to the quarter-finals after beating Reading with a score of 2-1. As Sheffield is a newly promoted team, and are performing extraordinary, they will certainly be motivated to keep this momentum going. However, they still lack experience in such competitions, therefore, this will be a big advantage in favor of Arsenal.
Since this season’s statics are relatively equal between both teams, the odds on online sportsbook sites in the UK are balanced for this match. Odds on KTO for Sheffield United to win and qualify are 2.81, while Arsenal’s odds are 2.56 to qualify. Also, the odds of a draw happening are 3.23. Who do you think wins this match? Go to KTO and bet on Sheff Utd v Arsenal.