arsenal will of course, field their youngsters in tonight's game against burnley. however, it's fair to say that their youngsters are more than a match for any team in the country, as they easily whacked sheffield united 6-0 and then made light work of a first-choice wigan side 3-0. they play with confidence, and the fact that this is the only chance they get to play competitive football means that not only are they better than burnley on paper, they will also be mentally geared to kick on to the semi-finals. this is why i think that arsenal are worth backing tonight, and i fancy them to beat burnley, who will undoubtedly try to make it tough for arsenal at turf moor.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on arsenal -0.5/1 @ 1.96 = $9.80
Read above. I would fear if it were the Arsenal first team that plays because as we've seen after their inspired win against Manchester United, they might become overconfident and expect to trounce Burnley without breaking a sweat. However, the young ones will play, and they will be itching to prove their worth and challenge for a first team spot, so I think Arsenal should win this one without any problems at all.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Arsenal -0.5/1 @ 1.96 = $9.80