FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield predictions and football betting tips for tonight’s FA Cup match including the best odds for our tipsters’ three best bets.
There is a whiff of an upset about this match and as soon as the balls were drawn, you got the feeling it might have been chosen for TV coverage, but can FC United beat Chesterfield tonight?
With Salford FC’s famous victory on Friday, another huge shock is entirely possible here at Broadhurst Park in tonight’s FA Cup fixture.
The Rebels are in poor form though having lost six consecutive matches and although this is a one-off game for them, it’s always difficult to back a team dreadfully out of form. A defeat to Telford compounded the domestic misery for FC United of Manchester and they’ll be looking for some FA Cup respite.
Their opponents Chesterfield appear to have come out of the other side of their own ropey patch as Dean Saunders narrowly lost out on Manager of the Month in League 1. They beat Fleetwood last time out which moved them up to 11th in the table and they’re starting to beat the teams around them in the table, which is a positive sign for Spirerites fans.
A sell-out crowd is expected for this one and despite some fans being unhappy about it being moved for TV coverage it’s bound to be enjoyed by thousands. It’s on the BBC too, so some good publicity for the club.
Despite being forced to sell a number of their best players in the summer, Chesterfield still have some terrific young stars, mixed with a smattering of seasoned campaigners. They will be wary of the threat posed by the Conference North side who have shot up the leagues and recent form aside are on an upward curve.
Drew Talbot has urged the squad just to treat it as another league game and not overthink things. It’s easily done in these ties and they’ll be looking for a professional performance. 4 wins in the last 6 and 2 clean sheets is not to be sniffed at for the away side, but I think they’ll be pushed all the way here.
I think it might be tight and we could see a goalless first half, or certainly a tight first 45, therefore, I’m going to go for a HT stalemate with the Football League eventually making their experience tell.
My first FC United v Chesterfield betting tip is in the HT/FT market – Draw/Chesterfield. It can be backed at 7/2 with Paddy Power.
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Despite the poor league form of FC United of Manchester, I can’t see Chesterfield racing away with this. There are still a couple of question marks over the tactical awareness of Dean Saunders and it could be struggle to break the Conference North side down.
My second FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield prediction is for Chesterfield to win by one goal. It can be backed at 14/5 with Stan James.
It remains to be seen what kind of team will take to the field tonight. Saunders may be tempted to rest one or two, but I’m sure Sylvain Ebanks Blake will either start or make an appearance off the bench. Injury wise, there is only Angel Martinez missing, so SEB should play some part in the 90 minutes and he can use his power and strength and break through the defence.
My third FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield betting tip is for Sylvain Ebanks Blake to score anytime. It can be backed at 13/10 with Bet365.
Draw/Chesterfield – 7/2 Paddy Power.
Chesterfield to win by 1 goal margin – 14/5 Stan James.
Sylvain Ebanks Blake – Anytime Goalscorer – 13/10 Bet365.
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