Hi gang! I got six out of seven correct Match Tips between Friday and Sunday. Let’s see if we can keep the good run going!
Newcastle’s priority is to avoid relegation, and it was no surprise that Rafa Benitez rested some big players at the weekend in the cup. They’re 17th at the moment and I don’t hold much hope for them here. They’ve lost all eight of their games against the Big Six this season, while City have won their last four league games. The Magpies usually put up a good fight, but I still think this is an Away Win.
Match Tip: Under 3.5 Goals (Odds: 1.65)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Newcastle 0 v 2 Manchester City
These sides played out a 0-0 draw in the league on Saturday, so it’s a good time to play one another in the cup. Milan have failed to score in three of their last five home games and haven’t scored in normal time in any of their last five cup matches. Napoli haven’t lost to the Rossoneri since 2014, and I think they will win this time.
Match Tip: Under 2.5 Goals (Odds: 1.75)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: AC Milan 0 v 1 Napoli
This game doesn’t really matter for either of these sides. Both are in a relegation fight in Ligue 1, but the result could well be a confidence boost for the winner. Guingamp beat PSG in the last round after they drew 0-0 in the two previous phases, while Monaco are still looking for a win after Thierry Henry’s departure. I think this will be a Draw in 90 minutes.
Match Tip: Under 2.5 Goals (Odds: 1.60)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Guingamp 1 v 1 AS Monaco
It’s not been a great week for Tottenham, who are out of both domestic cups in England. They’ve won seven of their last ten league games though and will want a Wembley win after having lost their last two league games there. Watford have only won one of their last five league games but saw off Newcastle at the weekend. They also have a good record against Spurs lately, beating them 2-1 in the league and drawing 2-2 in the League Cup. I’m backing Spurs to sneak a win, though.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.70)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Tottenham 2 v 1 Watford
Inter lost to Torino at the weekend but have only beaten once at the San Siro this season in all competitions. Lazio, on the other hand, have lost three of their last five away matches and haven’t won any of their last three away games in the Coppa Italia. The hosts have beaten Lazio in three of their last four meetings, and I’m going for a Home Win this time.
Match Tip: Over 2.5 Goals (Odds: 1.80)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Inter Milan 2 v 1 Lazio