Weekend football predictions and betting tips for Reading v Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final from our footy tipsters.
Championship outfit Reading will be looking to cause a “cupset” when they face Arsenal at Wembley in the first FA Cup semi-final on Saturday and we have picked out three football bet tips.
With four games to go in the regular season, the Royals sit 18th in English football’s second tier. Reading are eight points clear from the relegation zone and in what has been a torrid season for Steve Clarke’s men, their strong FA Cup run has been a welcomed distraction.
The Royals beat Bradford City comprehensively 3-0 in their quarter-final replay, but have failed to win any of their five games since.
Arsenal’s impressive recent form makes this a true ‘David versus Goliath’ tie, with the Gunners having won their last eight matches in all competitions and knocking out Manchester United in the last round.
The current holders may be second in the Premier League but realistically cannot catch leaders Chelsea and therefore Arsene Wenger’s side will be desperate to retain the FA Cup this season.
For that reason Wenger is expected to name his strongest possible side and it’s difficult to see past an Arsenal victory in our Reading v Arsenal betting tips this weekend.
There’s little value in the Gunners to win at 2/7 with most bookmakers, so instead our first footy tipsters betting tip is for Arsenal to win both halves priced at 31/40 with Bet Victor.
Chances will come few and far between for Reading and therefore our second FA Cup football tip this weekend is Arsenal to keep a clean sheet at 4/5 with Bet365.
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has had an outstanding first season with the Gunners scoring 20 goals in all competitions. The Chile international could be too much to handle for the Reading defence and is our final betting tip at 4/1 with Coral to open the scoring.
Arsenal to win both halves – 31/40 with Bet Victor: signup get £25 free.
Arsenal clean sheet – 4/5 with Bet365: signup get £200 free.
Alexis Sanchez first goalscorer – 4/1 with Coral: signup get £20 free.
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