Manchester City can take a step towards the quadruple with a win over Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals. Opta weighs up the odds.
This will be the first meeting between Brighton and Manchester City in the FA Cup since January 1983, when the Seagulls won a fourth round tie en-route to their only previous appearance in an FA Cup final. Brighton are 12.00 to make the final.
Brighton have only won one of their last 11 matches with Man City in all competitions (D3 L7), a 2-1 victory back in April 1989 in a second-tier clash. The draw is 11.00.
Manchester City have progressed from 10 of their previous 13 FA Cup semi-final appearances, including eight of the last nine. The Citizens have never lost back-to-back semi-finals in the competition. City are 1.14 to win in 90 minutes.
Brighton are winless in their four previous matches at Wembley stadium (D1 L3); should they fail to win, they will become just the fifth different side to win on none of their first five visits to the stadium in all competitions (Brentford, Leicester City, Middlesbrough and Shrewsbury Town). Manchester City are 1.07 to reach the final in the To Qualify market.
Manchester City have scored more FA Cup goals in 2018-19 than any other side (19). Indeed, they are looking to become the first side to score at least 20 times within a single campaign since Chelsea back in 2011-12 (20), and the first time the club has done so since 1980-81 (20). Manchester City are 1.75 to score over 2.5 goals.
Each of Brighton's four previous goals scored at Wembley have come via different players (Gordon Smith and Gary Stevens v Man Utd in 1983) and (Dean Wilkins & Dave Regis v Notts County in 1991). Both teams to score is 2.96.
Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez are looking to become the first Man City players to score in two separate games at Wembley Stadium within the same season since Yaya Toure scored in both the 2010-11 FA Cup semi-final and final. Aguero is 1.70 to score, with Mahrez at 2.80.
Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia has had a direct hand in five goals in his seven FA Cup appearances (three goals, two assists), including goals in his last two games. Locadia is 12.00 to find the net.
Man City have had nine different goalscorers in the FA Cup this season, last having 10 different players net at least once for them in the competition back in 2010-11, when they last lifted the trophy at Wembley. Over 3.5 goals is 2.40.

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