FA Cup Betting: Man City clear favourites following kind third round draw
It was three home ties and three away for the Premier League's 'big six' clubs in tonight's third round draw though all will be confident of progressing. Mike Norman has the details and the latest odds...
"On the Betfair Sportsbook, the Citizens can be backed at 33/1 to win a clean sweep of all four trophies, while Guardiola's men winning the domestic treble can be backed at 10/1."
Premier League champions Manchester City are the [4.7] favourites to win this season's FA Cup after they were handed a home tie against Championship strugglers Rotherham in Monday's third round draw.
The Citizens last lifted the trophy in 2011 and will be desperate to make amends for last season's shock fifth round defeat to League One outfit Wigan. Pep Guardiola's men remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season and currently lead the table by two points, while they have also progressed to the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup and the knock-out stages of the Champions League.
On the Betfair Sportsbook, the Citizens can be backed at 33/1 to win a clean sweep of all four trophies, while Guardiola's men winning the domestic treble can be backed at 10/1.
Reds face tricky away tie
Current FA Cup holders Chelsea, [7.6], will host Championship promotion hopefuls Nottm Forest in the third round which commences on Friday 4 January 2019 and runs through to Monday 7 January, while Manchester United, [9.2], will also host second-tier opposition in Reading.
Liverpool were undoubtedly handed the toughest draw among the 'big six' clubs though the Reds - available to back at [8.0] - will be confident of winning away at Wolves in one of just two all-Premier League ties.
Arsenal, [8.8], will play away at either non-league Solihull or League One side Blackpool in the third round, while their north London rivals Tottenham, [9.4], will play either Tranmere or Southport.
The only other all-Premier League tie sees Bournemouth host south coast rivals Brighton.
Outside of the top six in the betting you can back Everton at [15.0] after they were drawn at home to League Two highflyers Lincoln City, while Leicester (away to Wrexham or Newport) are the only other club trading at less than 33/1 at [24.0].
FA Cup Third Round Draw in Full:
- Bolton v Walsall/Sunderland
- Millwall v Hull
- Gillingham v Cardiff
- Brentford v Oxford
- Sheffield Wednesday v Luton
- Manchester United v Reading
- Everton v Lincoln
- Tranmere/Southport v Tottenham
- Preston v Doncaster
- Newcastle v Blackburn
- Chelsea v Nottm Forest
- Crystal Palace v Grimsby
- Derby v Southampton
- Accrington v Ipswich
- Bristol City v Huddersfield
- Wrexham/Newport v Leicester
- Fulham v Oldham
- Shrewsbury v Stoke
- Solihull/Blackpool v Arsenal
- Manchester City v Rotherham
- Bournemouth v Brighton
- West Ham v Birmingham
- Woking v Watford
- Burnley v Barnsley
- QPR v Leeds
- Sheffield United v Barnet
- Norwich v Portsmouth
- Guiseley/Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon
- West Brom v Wigan
- Middlesbrough v Peterborough/Bradford
- Wolves v Liverpool
- Aston Villa v Swansea
*Ties to be played weekend 4-7 January 2018