FA Cup Third Round Draw: Man City 7/2 to retain trophy as Arsenal drawn to host Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp won't have been pleased with Liverpool's FA Cup third round tie

The thrid round draw for the FA Cup has taken place today and it has thrown up some mouthwatering clashes. Mike Norman has the details and latest odds to lift the trophy...

  • Arsenal to host Liverpool in pick of Round 3 Draw

  • Tyne-Wear derby another huge clash

  • Four all-Premier League ties emerge

  • Ramsgate lowest ranked-side remaining

  • Holders Man City 7/24.50 favurites to retain trophy


  • Premier League leaders Arsenal will host Liverpool in the 'tie of the round' following today's FA Cup third round draw.

    The Gunners, who last lifted the trophy in 2020, have won the competition a record 14 times, six more than eight-times winner Liverpool.

    Arsenal are the 6/17.00 second favourites in the FA Cup Winner market, just ahead of the Reds at 15/28.50.

    However, it's current FA Cup holders Manchester City who are the favourites at 7/24.50 in the market, and they will commenced their bid to retain the trophy with a home tie against Championship outfit Huddersfield Town.

    Stadium of Light set for Tyne-Wear derby

    Second tier Sunderland will host fierce rivals Newcastle in what is sure to be a hotly-contested Tyne-Wear derby.

    Tony Mowbray's men are on the fringe of the play-off places in the Championship and will be big underdogs against a Magpies team flying high in the Premier League.

    Newcastle can be backed at 10/111.00 to win the competition they last won in 1955.

    A further trio of all-Premier League ties

    Tottenham - 12/113.00 in the FA Cup Winner market - will host Burnley (50/151.00) in another all-Premier League tie, while Crystal Palace will host Everton and Brentford will be at home to Wolves.

    Both the Bees and the Eagles can be backed at 40/141.00 to lift the trophy, with Wolves and the Toffees both available at 50/151.00.

    Elsewhere featuring Premier League sides, Manchester United (9/110.00) will visit League One Wigan, while Chelsea (9/110.00) will host Championship side Preston North End at Stamford Bridge.

    Isthmian League South East Division side Ramsgate are the lowest-ranked team remaining in this season's FA Cup, and they will host Championship promotion contenders Ipswich if they come through their second round tie against AFC Wimbledon.


    FA Cup Third Round Draw

    *Premier League teams in bold

    Luton Town v Bolton Wanderers
    Shrewsbury Town v Wrexham/Yeovil Town
    Arsenal v Liverpool
    Stoke City v Brighton
    Norwich City v Crewe/Bristol Rovers
    West Ham v Bristol City
    Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley
    Fulham v Rotherham United
    West Bromwich Albion v Aldershot or Stockport County
    Southampton v Alfreton Town or Walsall
    AFC Wimbledon/Ramsgate v Ipswich Town
    Peterborough United v Leeds United
    Millwall v Leicester City
    Watford v Chesterfield/Leyton Orient
    Sunderland v Newcastle United
    Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City
    Crystal Palace v Everton
    Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
    Nottingham Forest v Blackpool/Forest Green Rovers
    Wigan v Manchester United
    Manchester City v Huddersfield Town
    Blackburn Rovers v Cambridge United
    Gillingham v Sheffield United
    Swansea City v Morecambe
    Chelsea v Preston North End
    QPR v Bournemouth
    Coventry City v Oxford United
    Brentford v Wolves
    Plymouth Argyle v Sutton United
    Maidstone v Stevenage/Port Vale
    Newport County/Barnet v Eastleigh/Reading
    Hull City v Birmingham

    *Ties to be played the weekend commencing Friday 5 January


    To Win the FA Cup (Betfair Sportsbook):

    - Man City 7/24.50
    - Arsenal 6/17.00
    - Liverpool 15/28.50
    - Man Utd 9/110.00
    - Chelsea 9/110.00
    - Newcastle 10/111.00
    - Tottenham 12/113.00
    - Brighton 16/117.00
    - Aston Villa 20/121.00
    - West Ham 25/126.00

    *Odds correct as of 14:00 Sunday 3 December


    Read all the midweek Premier League tips and previews here.


New customers can get £20 in Free Bets!

New customers who sign up here, can earn up to £20 in free bets when they place a £5 wager. T&Cs apply.

Prices quoted in copy are correct at time of publication but liable to change.

Discover the latest articles