27th March 2012
Sunderland vs Everton Betting: FA Cup quarter final replay could be settled by a penalty shootout
Neither Sunderland or Everton have been frequent visitors to Wembley in recent years but one of them will book a trip to the National stadium on Tuesday night when they meet in their FA Cup quarter final replay at the Stadium of Light. The original tie ended 1-1 and both sides now know that their reward for winning the tie will be a date with Liverpool in the semi final at Wembley. A repeat of the 1-1 scoreline can be backed at 11/2 with Betfred.
Sunderland come into this match off the back of a fine win over QPR at the weekend and with no relegation issues to worry about in the Premier League they can give this their all and try and secure that Wembley semi final. They will welcome skipper Lee Cattermole back for the match as he has completed his four match suspension after his sending off at Newcastle. Seb Larsson and Phil Bardsley are fit to return but John O’Shea remains out.
Everton will be missing their lively midfielder Steven Pienaar as he is cup tied having played for Tottenham earlier in the competition. Seamus Coleman is a doubt through injury as is Jack Rodwell. Everton have a huge incentive to win to set up a Merseyside semi final next month. Nikica Jelavic was in the goals for Everton when they beat Swansea at the weekend.
I think this will be a really tight match between two well organised sides. It didn’t surprise me that the first match was a draw and I would favour the draw here too but with the stakes high and both sides possibly unwilling to take a risk for glory in case it opens the key to defeat I think this match could well go all the way to penalties. You don’t feel either side will win this match convincingly so I think the value play in this match is to back both sides to win on penalties at 12/1 each.
Back Sunderland to win on penalties for a 1/10 stake at 13.00 with BetVictor
Back Everton to win on penalties for a 1/10 stake at 13.00 with BetVictor
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Author: 'Arry Allsports