FA Cup on Betfair: Merseyside derby the stand-out tie in round three

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will face Everton in Round Three of the FA Cup
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will face Everton in Round Three of the FA Cup
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The third round of the FA Cup has taken place this evening and it has has produced one mouthwatering tie. Mike Norman has the details and the latest betting odds...

To Win the 2017/18 FA Cup:

- Man City [5.2]
- Chelsea [7.4]
- Man Utd [7.4]
- Tottenham [9.0]
- Liverpool [11.0]
- Arsenal [11.0]

Liverpool will play at home to Everton in what is undoubtedly the stand-out tie in the third round of the 2017/18 FA Cup.

The famous Merseyside rivals last played each other in the semi-final of the 2011/12 competition when the Reds ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a late Andy Carroll header, but this will be the first meeting between the two sides at the third round stage since Liverpool triumphed at Goodison Park in 1932.

After the draw Jurgen Klopp's men were available to back at [11.0] in the Winner market, while the Toffees drifted out to [32.0] to lift the trophy.

Kind, but not easy draws for big guns

The other members of the 'big six' Premier League clubs were all handed kind draws but none of them have that look of 'absolute bankers' about them given the squad rotation that inevitably occurs in the early rounds of the FA Cup.

League leaders Manchester City were handed a home draw against Premier League rivals Burnley, who have an outstanding away record this term, while Chelsea and Arsenal were handed potential banana skin ties away to Championship clubs Norwich and Nottm Forest respectively.

Manchester United were also drawn to play against Championship opposition - at home to in-form Derby - while Tottenham were perhaps handed the easiest tie on paper, though League One opposition AFC Wimbledon will relish the opportunity of going to Wembley.

Man City head the FA Cup Winner market at [5.2], with United and Chelsea both available to back at [7.4]. Spurs can be backed at [9.0], while their north London rivals Arsenal can be backed at [11.0].

FA Cup Third Round Draw in Full:

(Premier League teams in bold)

Ipswich v Sheffield United
Watford v Bristol City
Birmingham v Burton
Liverpool v Everton
Brighton v Crystal Palace
Aston Villa v Woking/Peterborough
Bournemouth v AFC Fylde/Wigan
Coventry v Stoke
Newport County v Leeds
Bolton v Huddersfield
Port Vale/Yeovil v Bradford
Nottm Forest v Arsenal
Brentford v Notts County
QPR v MK Dons
Manchester United v Derby
Forest Green/Exeter v West Brom
Doncaster v Slough Town/Rochdale
Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
Fleetwood/Hereford v Leicester
Blackburn/Crewe v Hull
Cardiff v Mansfield
Manchester City v Burnley
Shrewsbury v West Ham
Wolves v Swansea
Stevenage v Reading
Newcastle v Luton
Millwall v Barnsley
Fulham v Southampton
Wycombe v Preston
Norwich v Chelsea
Gillingham/Carlisle v Sheff Wednesday

*Ties to be played weekend commencing Friday 5 January

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