Giantkilling Lincoln 7-4 to find the net at Emirates
Wenger 7-4 to stay at Arsenal
Danny Cowley has not got much wrong as Lincoln manager this season but he looks to have underestimated the chances of his own side in their historic FA Cup quarter-final at Arsenal.
“The chance is probably one in a thousand,” said Cowley of the National League side, who are the first non-league outfit in more than 100 years to reach the last eight.
However, Lincoln are nothing like 1,000-1 shots with the Imps 18-1 with Sky Bet to qualify for the semi-finals and stun the footballing world with the biggest giantkilling of the lot.
A more realistic target is to send the 8,942 travelling supporters wild with a goal at the Emirates with Hills offering 7-4 about the Imps notching against Arsenal.
However, the Gunners are a rather large-looking evens with bet365 to be the highest-scoring side in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Hills go 8-11 about the tie producing the most goals.
It remains to be seen whether even a third trophy in four years will keep Arsene Wenger in north London. Wenger is 4-9 with bet365 not to start next season at Arsenal while he is 7-4 to stay on.
With FA Cup replays ditched for this season’s quarter-finals there will be no chance of Lincoln taking Arsenal back to Sincil Bank, while another rule change sees a fourth substitution allowed should a tie go to extra-time.
Manchester City and Middlesbrough are both available at 8-1 with Betway to become the first side to take advantage of the extra replacement rule with the Riverside tie the first of the four quarter-finals.
The last tie – Chelsea against Manchester United – looks the most likely to go the distance and those sides are 10-1. Ladbrokes are 4-5 at least one quarter-final goes beyond 90 minutes.
Alex Neil was last night sacked as Norwich boss after a run of five games without a win.
Neil, who guided Norwich to the Premier League in 2015 via the playoffs, had been in charge at Carrow Road for two years.
First-team coach Alan Irvine will take charge of the home Sky Bet Championship clash with Blackburn.