The 2020 FA Cup returns this Saturday with Manchester United facing Norwich City in the quarterfinal all-Premier League action blockbusters.
On Sunday, struggling Arsenal will take on Sheffield United. Leicester City will face Chelsea, while Newcastle United will battle against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. With champions-elect Liverpool out of the cup, the betting odds favour the two Manchester teams. And if you are betting on the games, back the big teams and see what you can get with the bet365 bonus. Apart from the Manchester teams, the winner of Leicester v Chelsea would immediately be a credible title contender as well.
Here’s the complete schedule, including score predictions and viewing information for each clash.
FA Cup QuarterFinal schedule
Saturday, 27th June: Norwich 1-2 Manchester United (17:30; BBC One / BBC iPlayer)
Sunday, 28th June: Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal (13:00; BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate)
Leicester City 2-3 Chelsea (16:00; BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate)
Newcastle United 1-3 Man City (18:30; BBC One / BBC iPlayer)
If you’re in the United Kingdom, matches will be broadcasted on BBC and BT Sports platform. In the US, every match can be streamed via ESPN+. For more information on how to watch the FA Cup, see our FA Cup live streaming page.
Norwich vs Manchester United
With the Canaries facing sure-shot relegation unless miracles take over from here on, a dream FA-Cup run would be the best consolation prize.
However, bereft of confidence and heading into this match on the back of three straight defeats, whether Norwich can produce ‘the romance of the FA Cup’ remains to be seen.
This has been arguably the most fluid and attractive #MUFC performance under Solskjaer for some time. Rashford and Martial sublime together and Pogba and Fernandes work well. Lots of encouraging signs.
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) June 24, 2020
They are up against a different Manchester United – a rejuvenated Manchester United. The arrival of Bruno Fernandes and the return of Paul Pogba has brought a new lease of life at the iconic club.
The Red Devils are heading into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Sheffield United, and it should be another routine victory for them.
Sheffield United vs Arsenal
With two back to back defeats after the restart, one would wonder if Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp could have fixed this side.
A win against Southampton could restore confidence in the side, though.
With possibly no European football in store for the Gunners next season, Mikel Arteta could at least end the season on a high by winning a trophy.
Sheffield United are also in a similar situation, failing to win their last three games in the Premier League. Chris Wilder’s side have punched above their weight, but are they running out of steam and ideas now?
Leicester City vs Chelsea
The two sides are evenly matched, and this promises to be a cracker. In the Premier League, Leicester City are four points above Chelsea, but the Blues have started well since the restart.
— Willian (@willianborges88) June 21, 2020
However, Chelsea will face Manchester City first before playing the FA Cup tie. And the result of that game could have a huge impact.
The Foxes, meanwhile, have drawn both of their games since the restart.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City
The lockdown break has given Manchester City a fresh perspective to carry forward with the rest of the season. The Premier League is gone, but they can still end up winning the FA Cup and the Champions League as well.
Stunning goal from the prodigiously talented @PhilFoden. He’s going to be one helluva player…and yes, he’ll be a regular feature next season.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) June 22, 2020
Newcastle have done well. While the talks of a potential takeover have taken all of the attention in the media, Steve Bruce has done a remarkable job in taking the club to Premier League safety.
The loss of Sergio Aguero is a huge blow for Guardiola but City have the depth and quality to progress further.