2016 FA Cup Odds Update

Posted on December 8, 2015 by - FA Cup News

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.

The Football Association Challenge Cup – better known as the FA Cup – is English football’s most important cup competition and is staged every season and attracts a huge global audience.

It is the oldest domestic cup competition in the world and first started in 1871 when it was won by London-based Wanderers FC who beat Royal Engineers FC in the final at Kennington Oval.

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.

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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.

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