Football Tips: Best bets for FA Cup and more from the podcast team

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Mark O'Haire: "Man City 2.427/5 are fair favourites but I wasn’t blown away by their performances against Dortmund. I am betting on the individual matches rather than the outright market. If I have to bet on the outright then at the prices I’d back Chelsea at 5.79/2 because I think they will come in."

On this week's Football...Only Bettor Kevin Hatchard, Mark O'Haire and Jake Osgathorpe discuss the Champions League odds following the completion of the quarter-finals. They also pick their best bets for this week's FA Cup semi-finals, Premier League and top European league action.

Last week the team landed a 5/1 winner with their Podcast Treble and this week they'll try to repeat the trick at the same boosted odds.

Listen to the show and read the summary of their bets below.

Champions League - Chelsea odds will shorten but City are worthy favourites

KH: Man City looked a little fragile against Dortmund. So should City be favourites to beat PSG in the semi-finals?

JO: City should be hot favourites to win that tie. Their defensive improvements this season have been sensational. They have pretty much got the Premier League title sewn up and that will help them. PSG are in close title race in Ligue 1.

KH: I tipped Real Madrid 5.04/1 before the tournament began due to the incredible experience in their squad.

MO: Man City 2.427/5 are fair favourites but I wasn't blown away by their performances against Dortmund. I am betting on the individual matches rather than the outright market. If I have to bet on the outright then at the prices I'd back Chelsea at 5.79/2 because I think they will come in.

JO: I like the look of Man City to go to Paris and win the first leg at 2.285/4.

FA Cup - Semi-finals tips

Chelsea v Man City - Saturday, 17:30

JO: This is a tight game to call. No Premier League team has had a better defensive process than Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel took over and we all know about City's excellent defence this season. No in Both Teams to Score could be a runner and I wouldn't put you off backing No Goalscorer.

MO: It's a really interesting game between the two best teams in the country. City have wavered defensively in recent weeks and Chelsea will try to exploit that. It could be a boring game. Under 2.5 goals is my bet at around 1.8810/11.

Leicester v Southampton - Sunday, 18:30

JO: Leicester are rightly favourites at slight odds on and I wouldn't put you off backing them. We could be in for a more entertaining match than in Saturday's semi-final, so I'm going to back over 2.5 goals at 1.910/11.

MO: I'm in the Leicester camp, they are the stronger team, and I'm in the goals camp as well. Saints have lost 11 of their last 14 matches. I'm backing Leicester to win and both teams to score at around 3.55/2 using the Bet Builder.

Premier League - This weekend's tips

Everton v Tottenham - Friday, 20:00

JO: I would have Spurs favourite because according to the expected goals data Everton have been performing like relegation candidates. Both teams have been in slow decline, with Spurs winning just six of their last 19 matches.

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This is must-win for both so we should see a cagey affair. Given the injuries Everton have, and their attacking struggles, I'd be looking at No in Both Teams to Score at 2.265/4.

Newcastle v West Ham - Saturday, 12:30

MO: I'd usually oppose Newcastle but, with key players Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin coming back, they have a chance to create and hurt a West Ham team that will be without Declan Rice. My angle is to back both teams to score 1.748/11.

Manchester United v Burnley - Sunday, 16:00

JO: Both teams to score looks big at 2.166/5. United are improving defensively but there are still cracks there. Burnley are creating chances and they need results and I can see both sides scoring.

Leeds v Liverpool - Monday, 20:00

MO: Leeds will benefit from having a full week off since their victory over Man City. I've been really impressed with them recently and expect them to play on the counter-attack here against a Liverpool team that have been better away from home. I'm opposing a big goal line and can't see there being more than four in the match.

Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A & Ligue 1 - This weekend's tips

RB Leipzig v Hoffenheim - Friday, 20:00

KH: RB Leipzig are 19.018/1 to win the Bundesliga but they can get to within two points of leaders Bayern in the title race on Friday night. I expect RB to beat Hoffenheim but there might not be many goals - Leipzig to win and under 3.5 goals at 2.33 with Bet Builder.

Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich - Saturday, 14:30

KH: I'm not sure Bayern are value at 1.9720/21 at Wolfsburg as Bayern put everything into their Champions League match against PSG in midweek. Keep an eye on the team news but it might be worth laying Bayern or backing Wolfsburg draw no bet.

Real Betis v Valencia - Sunday, 17:30

JO: Betis have lost just one of their last nine at home and. against a Valencia side that have struggle recently, the hosts look a good price at 1.9520/21 to win this.

Getafe v Real Madrid - Sunday, 20:00

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MO: Madrid are grinding out results and look destined to retain their La Liga title. Getafe don't offer a lot going forward and Madrid will be happy to take a narrow win and move on. Real Madrid to win and under 3.5 goals at around 1.910/11 using Bet Builder.

Napoli v Inter - Sunday, 19:45

JO: Napoli create plenty but Inter are the best defensive team on the road in Serie A. I was surprised to see under 2.5 goals as the outsider at just over even money and that's where I'm putting my money.

Dijon v Nice - Sunday, 14:00

MO: Nice are finishing with a flourish while Dijon are heading for relegation. I'm happy to oppose Dijon.

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