Clint’s FA Cup Semi Finals Predictions

Everton v Manchester United

Sunday April 24, 12.15am, Wembley

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku was the hero for the Toffees as he scored twice in the second half to wreck his former club’s hopes of a trophy to salvage their wretched season. In a feisty quarter-final tie that saw Everton’s Gareth Barry and Chelsea’s Diego Costa both sent-off, Lukaku scored two fabulous individual goals on 77 and 82 minutes to give Everton another chance to reach a Cup final.

Manchester United needed a replay to see off West Ham United in the quarter-finals. After the first tie finished 1-1, United engineered a crucial 2-1 triumph to ease the pressure on Louis van Gaal. Marcus Rashford gave United the lead after 54 minutes with a fantastic, curling effort that gave West Ham keeper Darren Randolph no chance before Marouane Fellaini bundled in United’s second 13 minutes later. West Ham pulled a goal back through James Tomkins with a little over 10 minutes remaining but United held firm against significant West Ham pressure.


Lukaku is a match-winner and his battle against United’s centre-halves will go a long way to deciding this contest. However, uncertainty surrounds Everton and the future of manager Roberto Martinez as the club are in a massive form slump in the league. United to take this tie by a slender margin.

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Match Result (After Normal Time) – Manchester United

Under 2.5 Goals

Crystal Palace v Watford

Sunday April 24, 11pm, Wembley

Crystal Palace earned a place in their first FA Cup semi-final in 21 years by beating Championship side Reading with two late goals. Reading had frustrated Palace for long periods of the contest before an 86th minute Yohan Cabaye penalty and Fraizer Campbell’s stoppage-time strike helped Alan Pardew’s men earn some respite from their woeful Premier League form.

Watford stunned FA Cup holders Arsenal to book their place in the semi-finals. The Hornets rode their luck as Arsenal spurned a series of chances before star striker Odion Ighalo put his side ahead after 50 minutes. Adlene Guedioura made it 2-0 with a wonderful strike and Watford hung on grimly as Arsenal pressed for goals and despite Danny Welbeck pulling a goal back, the Hornets escaped with a memorable victory.


Both team’s have been poor in 2016 which will make this clash a tough defensive battle. Look for this match to go into extra-time with a draw after 90 minutes paying $3.05.

Suggested Bets

Match Result (After Normal Time) – Draw

Under 2.5 Goals

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