Football Tips: Best FA Cup and Premier League bets from the Football...Only Bettor team

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Listen to this week's Football...Only Bettor as the team discuss the Champions League and pick their best bets for this weekend's FA Cup, Premier League and top European leagues action...

Mark: "Chelsea have so much quality that they will always create chances. They are controlling games and I don't see Sheffield United getting anything here. I'm backing Chelsea -1.0 and Away Team to score under 0.5 goals as a same game multiple at 2.3811/8."

On this week's Football...Only Bettor host Kevin Hatchard is joined by guests Mark O'Haire and Jake Osgathorpe. The discuss the teams that they think look strong in the Champions League and recommend bets for this weekend in the FA Cup, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and the Bundesliga.

Listen to the show, read a summary of their bets below and check out this week's podcast treble at boosted odds.

Champions League - pre-draw odds and views

Mark O'Haire: Man City 3.45 are deserved favourites. Bayern Munich 4.47/2 have been playing great attacking football but they are sloppy in defence. City have really tightened up at the back. You have to give Chelsea 9.08/1 maximum respect too. They are controlling games under Thomas Tuchel.

Jake Osgathorpe: Chelsea should be shorter than Liverpool 8.88/1. But Man City and Bayern deserve to be at the top of the market. That said, City have had an easy ride so far so they shouldn't be too short as favourites. PSG 7.06/1 are also interesting but I would be wary of them because Mauricio Pochettino is new to the job and is having to work with his players on the fly.

Kevin Hatchard: Both City and PSG have had a lot of disappointment in this competition and the scars are there. That makes me wary of them both.

MO: The price on the City quadruple is too short - 15/2 is too short for me, although I think the domestic treble is certainly feasible.

FA Cup - quarter-finals tips

Bournemouth v Southampton

JO: There's a potential upset here. Southampton have had real issues with creating chances all season and they are missing Danny Ings. I'm concerned for Saints and think they're too short. Bournemouth to qualify at 2.757/4.

Everton v Man City

MO: There's no rhyme or reason for Everton's terrible home record. City have already won here comfortably this season and I expect another routine victory. City win and under 3.5 goals at 2.01/1.

Chelsea v Sheffield United

Mark: Chelsea have so much quality that they will always create chances. They are controlling games. Sheffield United have parted company with Chris Wilder and I don't see them getting anything out of Chelsea this weekend. I'm backing Chelsea -1.0 and Away Team to score under 0.5 goals as a same game multiple at 2.3811/8.

Leicester v Man Utd

JO: Leicester look really threatening going forward. They're playing a United team who are one of the better defensive teams in the Premier League at the moment but struggle to create chances at the other end. This won't be a high scoring game so I'm siding with under 2.5 goals 2.0811/10.

Premier League - this weekend's tips

Fulham v Leeds

MO: Fulham have tightened up and Leeds could be missing Patrick Bamford through injury. I give Leeds a slight edge. I thought under 2.5 goals at 1.910/11 was appealing.

JO: I'm on board with the unders but Leeds +0 on the Asian Handicap is a bet I like too. They haven't scored too many recently but the xG data shows they're creating chances. Leeds Draw NO Bet at 2.0811/10 is very fair.

Brighton v Newcastle

MO: Brighton have won just once at home all season so they are too short, even against Newcastle who are lacking in both boxes. I don't see this being a thriller. The value option is 'No' in Both Teams to Score at 1.910/11.

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JO: Based on their xG figures, it is just a matter of time before Brighton go on a run at home. Newcastle have a lot of problems. But Brighton are too short so Brighton to win and under 3.5 goals at odds-against is a sensible play at evens. Alternatively, if I can get odds-against on 17 or more shots for Brighton I would be interested. Newcastle conceded the second most shots in the Premier League.

West Ham v Arsenal

MO: Only Man City, Leicester and Man Utd have taken more points than Arsenal since Christmas. West Ham have lost only once against teams below them in the table. I can see them taking at least a point. West Ham +0.25 goals at 1.84/5 appeals to me.

Aston Villa v Tottenham

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JO: Any team would miss Jack Grealish. If he plays then I want Villa on side. I'm not sold on Spurs who were disappointing in the north London derby last weekend. Villa Draw No Bet at 2.26/5.

Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and the Championship - weekend tips

KH: In the Bundesliga, I'm backing RB Leipzig -1.5 v Arminia Bielefeld @ 1.9420/21. Leipzig are very good against the lesser lights and will win by at least two goals.

JO: I'm surprised by the 1.9420/21 for Sevilla in the match odds against Real Valladolid for their La Liga clash. If that's not big enough for you then bet Sevilla and under 3.5 at 2.265/4 as a same game multiple.

MO: In Serie A, Crotone v Bologna will be a good game and over 2.5 goals at 1.84/5 appeals to me. It's won in 74% of the hosts' games this season.

JO: Sampdoria v Torino looks exciting. I'm expecting goals here. Samp have been great value or goals this season while over 69% of Torino's away matches have gone over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at around 2.26/5 is a really sensible bet.

MO: Udinese host a Lazio team that played in the Champions League in midweek. The visitors are suffering from a lack of confidence. Udinese +0.5 at 1.84/5.

MO: The South Wales derby - Swansea v Cardiff - is a really big game as both teams have promotion ambitions. Paul Tierney is refereeing so we should see cards. I expect it to be feisty and low-scoring. Under 2.5 goals 1.68/13.

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