- Match Analysis
Merson says United will show how far they’ve come since that 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier league.
However, the bookies are backing the Blues at: 4/1 Chelsea to beat Manchester United =>
Paul believes Arsenal will demolish Lincoln ending their FA Cup campaign.
Let’s take a look at Paul Merson’s FA Cup Quarter Final Predictions 2017:
Here are Paul Merson’s predictions for Middlesbrough v Man City (FA Cup, 12:15 GMT) & Arsenal v Lincoln (FA Cup, 17:30 GMT) live stream HERE
|Paul Merson’s FA Cup predictions||Qtr Final||Enhanced Offers|
|Middlesbrough v Man City||0-2||4/1 Man City to beat Middlesbrough =>|
|Arsenal v Lincoln City||4-0||6/1 Arsenal to beat Lincoln City =>|
I don’t know what Pep Guardiola was doing with his team selection against Stoke. They had a chance of winning the league, especially with a game still to come at Stamford Bridge, but after that result they’ve blown it. However, I think they’ll get back to winning ways against Middlesbrough. Aitor Karanka’s side have got bigger games to play now because of their league position. They are in big trouble at the moment and they’ve got a terrible run-in. This is a game they don’t really need.
Paul Merson’s prediction Middlesbrough v Man City : 0-2 4/1 Man City to beat Middlesbrough =>
Arsenal need a result badly and they will get one here. The gulf between the two sides will be ridiculous, especially on the carpet of a pitch at the Emirates. This is Arsenal’s only chance now of any sort of success this season so I don’t see anything other than a home win. It’s great Lincoln have got to this stage but this is where it will end for them.
Paul Merson’s prediction Arsenal v Lincoln: 4-0 6/1 Arsenal to beat Lincoln City =>
Here are Paul Merson’s predictions for Chelsea v Man Utd (FA Cup, 19:45 GMT KO, live HERE from 19:30 GMT)
|Paul Merson’s FA Cup predictions||Qtr Final||Enhanced Offers Sunday & Monday|
|Chelsea v Manchester United||2-0||4/1 Chelsea to beat Manchester United =>|
|Tottenham v Millwall||3-1||6/1 Tottenham to beat Millwall=>|
This is Manchester United’s big test! This will show us how far they’ve come since that 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier league. Since that game United have lost just two games from 30 matches in all competitions but they haven’t really beaten anybody. This is a big test for United.
They will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he’s Man Utd at the moment. He’s carried the team. They will also be getting back late from Russia after their Europa League game and they have to deal with the poor pitch out there. I don’t see anything but a Chelsea win. I can’t see United getting a result at all.