Bolton v Stoke, FA Cup, Sun 17th Apr, 16.00, ESPN
The other semi-final is not as glamorous but just as vital to the supporters of Stoke and Bolton.
This is very tough to call, but the big pitch at Wembley could make life more difficult for Stoke and might just give Bolton the edge. I feel Owen Coyle’s side have a more complete team and are better suited to win this game with old warhorse Kevin Davies leading the way.
Bolton are favourites with Betdaq at 2.6 (8/5), but only just with Stoke at 15/8 (Betfred). I will take both teams to score (10/11, William Hill) but Bolton to come out as 2-1 winners which will give you odds of 10/1 (Paddy Power), while if you take a chance on 3-1 you get 20/1 a Totesport.
Arsenal v Liverpool, Prem Lge, Sun 17th Apr, 16.00, SS1
At the same time on Sunday though Arsenal will be kicking off at the Emirates. It is a must win game for the Gunners, they are 3/4 with Blue Square, but they have hardly been that great at those in the last few weeks.
I have had my fingers burned tipping Arsenal in recent weeks in games against Sunderland and Blackburn, although I was spot on with the Blackpool game. I know that Liverpool were in great form against Manchester City, but I just feel that Arsene Wenger’s team will pull this off and will win this game 2-0 which is a best price 15/2 with Skybet.