Free tips FA Cup: Sutton v Arsenal Preview and Betting tips (7.55pm, Monday)

It’s David v Goliath in the FA Cup 5th round, as Sutton United prepare to face Arsenal. The non-league side hope to keep their giant-killer tag against the 12-time winners.

Here are our betting tips and predictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sutton v Arsenal Match Prediction:

Arsenal to win at 2/13 with Titan Bet


Sutton v Arsenal Best Bet:

Arsenal to win to nil at 10/11 with Paddy Power



Sutton v Arsenal Past Meetings

This is the first ever competitive fixture between the teams. An Arsenal XI played the U’s in a pre-season friendly back in 2013, which the Gunners won 4-3.


Sutton v Arsenal Stats

On top of beating Leeds and Cheltenham at home in the FA Cup, Sutton have won nine of 15 league home matches.

Arsenal have won six of 12 away league matches, as well as away FA Cup fixtures against Preston and Southampton.


Sutton News

Sutton manager Paul Doswell has got plenty of options for the clash. He’ll likely field three central midfielders, so as not to get over-run in the middle of the park.


Arsenal Team News

Arsene Wenger is blessed with an almost entirely injury-free squad. He’ll probably give starts to youngsters Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who impressed last time out.


Reasons for Sutton v Arsenal betting tips

The FA Cup’s lowest-ranked side have been grabbing all the headlines this season, already knocking out League 2, League 1 and Championship opponents in the FA Cup. Next up is the Gunners, in what’s by far the most intriguing tie of the round.

The U’s actually have history as giant-killers in the world’s oldest cup competition. They were the last non-league side to beat top-flight opposition at home in the FA Cup, when they defeated Coventry 2-1 in the third round back in 1989.

Much has been said of their 3G pitch, and the London club do boast an impressive home record. They’d be just outside the playoffs were it not for their poor away form, but as it stands, they’re six points off the relegation zone.

Arsenal are over 100 league places above the FA Cup minnows. Wenger will likely field a combination of youth and squad players, similar to when his side faced Southampton in the last round. That didn’t go too badly for him however, as they strolled to a 5-0 away win.

As much as the neutrals will be hoping for another cup upset, this Arsenal side should be too strong for Sutton. They’re at a different level to the second-string Leeds side that lost to Sutton in the last round. The Gunners are favourites with all the bookies, but Titan Bet have marginally the best odds at 2/13.

Player-specific bets currently carry an extra element of caution, but Danny Welbeck should start as he edges nearer to Arsenal’s Premier League starting XI. He bagged a brace in the last round and can be backed as an anytime scorer at 4/5 with Paddy Power. A safer bet, therefore, would be on a professional Arsenal to win to nil, which can be found at 10/11 with Paddy Power.


Sutton v Arsenal Match Prediction:

Arsenal to win at 2/13 with Titan Bet


Sutton v Arsenal Best Bet:

Arsenal to win to nil at 10/11 with Paddy Power


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