Wolves, Palace and Swansea reach last eight

All three FA Cup fifth-round favourites got the job done on Sunday as Wolves, Crystal Palace and Swansea booked their places in the quarter-finals.

Wolves obliged at 10-11 in a tricky contest against in-form Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City at Ashton Gate as Ivan Cavaleiro's 28th-minute strike was enough to send Wanderers through.

Crystal Palace eased past Doncaster 2-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium. Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer scored for the Eagles, who were the shortest-priced favourites of the day at 8-11.

Schlupp was 16-1 with bet365 to open the scoring.

Swansea joined their Championship colleagues Millwall in the quarter-finals after they thumped second-tier rivals Brentford 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans had to come from behind after Brentford opened the scoring in the 28th minute through Ollie Watkins but a bizarre Luke Daniels' own goal restored parity early in the second half.

Daniel James put the home side ahead with a lightning-fast breakaway goal and it became plain sailing for the Swans after Brentford's Ezri Konsa was sent off for a professional foul in the 61st minute. The Brentford-Swansea double result was a 30-1 poke with 188Bet.

Swansea are the lowest-rated side left in the competition at 80-1 with Betfair and Paddy Power, while Millwall are a general 66-1.

Manchester City are red-hot 11-10 favourites with Chelsea 13-2 second favourites and their Monday-night opponents Manchester United next best at 8-1.

Wolves are 17-2 for Wembley glory with Palace are 10-1 and remaining Premier League pair Watford and Brighton are 12-1 and 18-1 respectively.

Middlesbrough are 3-1 to be promoted after they moved up to fifth in the Championship with a 1-0 win at Blackburn.

The biggest shock on Sunday came in a league game as Real Madrid were stunned by a 2-1 home defeat to 14-1 shots Girona. Los Blancos are out to 14-1 for the Spanish title after falling nine points behind leaders Barcelona. Sergio Ramos was sent off for Real - his 20th expulsion in the Spanish top flight and the 25th of his career.

Match in Focus


Lazio v Bologna

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Lazio have won four of their last five matches in all competitions
Expert verdict
Lazio won the Coppa Italia last Wednesday after two late goals helped them see off Atalanta in the final and they can win their final league match at home comfortably. Bologna have virtually pulled clear of danger with three wins in their previous four games but they all came at home and their record on the road leaves a lot to be desired. They have won only two of their 18 away league fixtures and lost the reverse 2-1 in October.



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