FA Cup Semi Final weekend preview

With the FA Cup semi finals weekend, LSJ News looks ahead to the fixtures.

Photo by Paul Gillett.

Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion, Saturday April 6, 5:30pm

Although Brighton are facing a relegation battle, they have done well in the FA Cup but now face a tough test against a very strong Manchester City team.

Brighton last reached the FA Cup Final in 1983, facing Manchester United. The game went to a replay having ended in a 2-2 draw. Manchester United then went on to win 4-0.

Manchester City are hoping to complete a domestic cup treble, they already have the EFL Cup to their name but are looking to add more silverware.

Watford V Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunday April 7, 4pm

Both teams are hoping to reach the final for the first time in a long time, Watford lost out to Everton in 1984, while Wolves beat Blackburn Rovers in 1960.

Wolverhampton Wanderers appeared to have the toughest run in the cup having beaten the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, while Watford have scraped past teams such as Woking, Newcastle, QPR and Crystal Palace.

Watford may have to field a weakened team due to injuries, Pereyra has been struggling with a hip problem, Cleverley might miss out with a calf issue while Success could also be absent with a knee injury.

LSJs, Laura Gates, Tommaso Villa and James Earl discuss the magic of the cup and the potential outcomes.