QPR v Watford
The fifth round FA Cup action gets underway at Loftus Road on Friday night, as Championship side, QPR, welcome Premier League club, Watford.
QPR beat Leeds at home in the third round, before being taken to a replay by League One side, Portsmouth, in round four. This is Watford’s third away tie of the competition having already beaten Woking and Newcastle on the road.
Watford will see this year as a great opportunity to reach a Wembley final, and we see them getting past QPR.
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— QPR FC (@QPR) February 13, 2019
Brighton v Derby County
The Cup action continues on Saturday afternoon, as Championship promotion hopefuls, Derby, travel to Premier League side, Brighton.
Brighton produced an excellent 3-1 win at Bournemouth in round three, before having to battle past West Brom in injury time of their replay at the Hawthorns, after the first game finished 0-0.
Derby knocked out Southampton on penalties in the third round after two pulsating games. They then saw off League One side, Accrington Stanley, 1-0 away from home.
Both of these sides will fancy their chances of winning this, and a replay would not be a surprise.
The draw is 13/5 with Novibet
AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
League One AFC Wimbledon welcome Championship side, Millwall, for an interesting London derby.
The Dons have had a brilliant journey to get this far. They started in round one with a win at non-league Haringey, before overcoming another non-league side, in the shape of FC Halifax. In the third round they were on their travels again, beating Fleetwood 3-2, then they produced an excellent performance to knockout West Ham of the Premier League, 4-2.
Millwall defeated Hull City in round three, then won an epic game at The Den, 3-2, against Premier League club, Everton.
Millwall can make the quarter-finals but it won’t be an easy ride for the Lions.
Millwall to win 2-1 is 15/2 with Novibet
— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) February 13, 2019
Newport County v Manchester City
Saturday’s FA Cup action concludes with a proper fairy tale tie, as the lowest ranked club still in the competition, Newport County of League Two, welcome Premier League champions and current leaders, Manchester City.
Newport have enjoyed an incredible run to get this far. They started with a 2-0 win at the Met Police in round one, before facing fellow Welsh side, Wrexham, in the second round. After a 0-0 draw they won the replay 4-0 to set-up a game against Premier League club, Leicester City. They sensationally won that game and went to Middlesbrough of the Championship in round four. They came away from Teesside with a 1-1 draw and won the replay 2-0 in front of a packed house to set up a game against the champions.
City have had a much more straightforward route to round five having played both their games at home. They hammered Rotherham 7-0 in round three, before beating Burnley 5-0 in the last round.
City will definitely not fancy playing on the bumpy Rodney Parade pitch, but they should have far too much quality and can qualify comfortably.
Manchester City to win 4-0 is 15/2 with Novibet
NEXT UP | We don’t need to remind you who is next up for the County…
— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) February 12, 2019
Bristol City v Wolves
The FA Cup action continues on Sunday afternoon, as in-form Bristol City of the Championship, welcome Wolves of the Premier League, to Ashton Gate.
This will be The Robins third home tie in a row, and they have already knocked out Premier League opposition. They beat Huddersfield 1-0 in the third round, before defeating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 to reach this stage.
Wolves knocked out Liverpool 2-1 in the third round, but were taken to a replay by League One Shrewsbury in the previous round. After a 2-2 draw at the New Meadow, Wolves won the rematch 3-2 at Molyneux to progress.
This is a fascinating encounter that both teams will be confident of winning. We expect goals and can see this going to a replay.
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Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace
If a cup upset is going to happen in the fifth round it could come at the Keepmoat Stadium, where League One side, Doncaster Rovers, welcome Crystal Palace of the Premier League.
Doncaster were held to a 2-2 draw by non-league Chorley in the first round, before winning the replay 7-0 to set-up a second round tie at Charlton. They won that game 2-0, then dumped out Championship side Preston 3-1 at Deepdale. The fourth round saw them beat Oldham 2-1, and now they will face Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.
The Eagles beat League Two side, Grimsby, in the third round 1-0, then defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in round four.
This will be a tricky tie for Palace so we can see a cup upset and Doncaster progressing in front of a sold out stadium.
Doncaster Rovers to win 1-0 is 14/1 with NetBet
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— Doncaster Rovers FC (@drfc_official) February 11, 2019
Swansea City v Brentford
There is an all Championship encounter at the Liberty Stadium, as Swansea host Brentford with both sides knowing this is a great chance to make the quarter-finals.
Swansea have enjoyed a straightforward route to the fifth round, having beaten Aston Villa 3-0 in round three, before beating Gillingham 4-1 in the last round.
Brentford overcame Oxford United in the third round, winning 1-0 at Griffin Park. They then faced the last remaining non-league side when they travelled to Barnet in round four. The first game at The Hive finished in a pulsating 3-3 draw, before Brentford secured their passage through thanks to a 3-1 success.
With just three places separating these teams in the Championship we expect a close encounter. However, The Swans are strong at home and we can see them edging this one.
Swansea to win 2-1 is 8/1 with BetBright
Chelsea v Manchester United
The fifth round action comes to a finish on Monday night with the tie of the round, as current holders Chelsea, welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have enjoyed two FA Cup home games against Championship opposition, beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 and Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 to reach this stage.
United beat Reading at Old Trafford in round three, but then faced a tough visit to the Emirates Stadium to meet Arsenal. The Red Devils came through that encounter impressively, winning 3-1.
Chelsea were thumped 6-0 at Manchester City last weekend, so need to put that result behind them, and United lost 2-0 to PSG in the week, so both teams have something to prove. Neither side will want a replay as they both pursue a top-four finish in the Premier League, and we can see United winning what could be a hugely entertaining game.
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019