2016 FA Cup Odds Update – it’s a four-way tie at the top of the market after the Third Round draw was unveiled this week writes football betting tips site FC Bodog.
Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and surprisingly Chelsea are all trading at 7.50 2016 FA Cup odds.
FA Cup holders Arsenal face Premier League opposition as they take on Sunderland at the Emirates. The Gunners would have ideally preferred lower league opposition but they comfortably beat Sunderland in the league on Saturday to move up to second in the EPL two points behind leaders Leicester.
They are trading at 1.30 odds to beat Sam Allardyce’s side in the lead up to the game that will take place in January.
Manchester City take on Norwich City at Carrow Road in another all-Premier League tie. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have struggled in the league recently with their 0-2 defeat at Stoke City exposing serious flaws in the 2011 FA Cup winners.
City are trading at 1.53 odds to win that game.
Manchester United will host Sheffield United and Chelsea have been granted a home game against the winners of the Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe second round tie.
With pressure mounting on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho he will view the FA Cup as an important shield to protect his position. The Blues have won the FA Cup seven times in 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
FA Cup third-round draw in full:
Arsenal v Sunderland
Birmingham v Bournemouth
Brentford v Chesterfield/Walsall
Bury v Bradford City
Cardiff City v Grimsby/Shrewsbury
Carlisle v Yeovil
Chelsea v Leyton Orient/Scunthorpe
Colchester v Charlton
Doncaster v Stoke City
Eastleigh v Bolton
Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge/Whitehawk
Exeter City v Liverpool
Huddersfield v Reading
Hull City v Brighton
Ipswich v Portsmouth
Leeds United v Rotherham
Manchester United v Sheffield United
Middlesbrough v Burnley
Newport County v Blackburn
Northampton v MK Dons
Norwich v Manchester City
Nottingham Forest v QPR
Oxford United v Swansea
Peterborough v Preston NE
Salford City/Hartlepool v Derby
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Tottenham v Leicester
Watford v Newcastle
West Bromwich v Bristol City
West Ham v Wolves
Wycombe v Aston Villa
Matches will be played between January 8 and 11.