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Both teams will be hoping they will be back to Wembley to contest the final, and not just there for a single day-out.

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FA Cup Semi-Final: Sunday 14th April 2013: 4pm

Chelsea vanquished the ailing juggernaut of Manchester United in their quarter-final replay to end their dreams of a double, and as reward, face United's neighbours from across the city. This semi-final represents the last chance each club has for glory this season, so we should be in for a tasty game at Wembley.

City are favourites to win the cup at 5/4 with Boylesports, while Chelsea are second favourites at 13/7. Which makes sense, seeing as the two teams contesting the other semi-final are Wigan and Millwall. No offence, but you know. 

Being a match contested between two top teams, we've had to look hard to find some bets with good value, but we think we've found some Top Tips below...

No Blue Moon for City as they should progress to final

City are favourites for this fixture, and we reckon they should be able to see off Chelsea to reach their second final in three years. City are 7/5 favourites with Paddy Power to progress at the expense of Chelsea, but it should be tight. If you fancy Chelsea, you can find them at 12/5 with BetVictor, while the draw is available at 5/2. 

As we said, it should be tight, and we think City will scrape it by one goal, which can be found at 31/10 with Ladbrokes. More specifically, we think it will be a 2-1 win for City which BetVictor will give you for 19/2.

Agüero coming good at the end of the season?

With his goal against United, Agüero looked sharp and a goal-threat for his 20-minute cameo. We fancy he might grab one against Chelsea given the chance, and he is 7/5 with Paddy Power for Anytime Scorer.

Demba Ba should start for Chelsea, as Benítez has looked to use him in this competition before. He is 9/4 with Stan James to score anytime.

Use your head, son!

We like the look of BetVictor's offer of 22/5 on the Method of First Goal being a header. There are so many adept headers of the ball in either team, and we'll certainly be keeping our fingers crossed at every corner.

Check out our Top Tips below to see where we reckon you can profit on Sunday!

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Chelsea vs.
Man City
Winning Margin:
  City to win by one goal
Chelsea vs.
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Anytime Goalscorer(s):
  Sergio Agüero
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  First goal: Header

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