'Pool may need second chance
TOMORROW: ARSENAL v READING 5.20 BBC 1
SUNDAY: LIVERPOOL v ASTON VILLA 3.0 BT SPT 1
Arsenal go into semi-finals weekend as odds-on favourites to retain the FA Cup they won last year by beating Hull and it's hard to argue with the bookmakers on this occasion.
The draw of the last four teams looks to have set up an Arsenal v Liverpool final next month and if you want to take a bit of value it might be worth backing Arsenal to cover the -2 handicap at 17/10.
Liverpool are always less dependable and on Sunday they take on a somewhat rejuvenated Aston Villa.
If there is going to be anything of a surprise it will be here and Villa are 16/5 to earn a draw on Sunday and that might be worth a little interest.