English FA Cup Betting Odds
Get the latest FA Cup odds and extensive betting markets right here at Bet UK! It’s never been easier to place a bet on FA Cup games – from the first qualifying round right the way through to the final. Whether you’re ready to back the big boys like Chelsea or Manchester United all the way to the trophy, or are planning to place a mega FA Cup third round accumulator, here at Bet UK we’ve got you covered.
Why? Because you can place FA Cup bets on every match of the tournament, and access amazing live markets, player specials and additional bonuses all in one place. The Bet UK FA Cup betting sportsbooks allows you to scour the fixtures, pick your perfect wagers, and cash out whenever you like.
Betting Odds for FA Cup
Be sure to check back to this page regularly for the latest odds for FA Cup games coming up in the football season. The FA Cup begins each summer with the preliminary rounds, welcomes Football League teams at the first round, Premier League teams in the third round, and goes all the way to the final at Wembley in May.
There are 732 teams competing in the FA Cup – and even a Premier League team needs to get through five rounds of the tournament just to reach the final.
Of course, the FA Cup odds favour the big boys. The likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are all towards the top of the market for who will win the FA Cup betting. But in recent years teams outside the Big Six have won the trophy – and could do so again.
But the beauty of FA Cup betting isn’t solely placing a wager on the eventual winner. With so many games to bet on, and traditional FA Cup upsets just around the corner, this is a great tournament to exploit the odds and trigger big wins!
How to bet on FA Cup
FA Cup betting is just as simple as placing a football bet on any other tournament. First, make sure you’ve signed up to Bet UK or open an account today. Charge your account, and then head back to this FA Cup betting odds page, where you’ll find all the latest odds. Click the game you want to bet on, find your preferred odds and enter your stake in the bet slip.
From here, check your risk and potential reward, and hit Place Bet to complete the process.
There are two types of FA Cup bet. One is on events in upcoming games, such as match winner, first goalscorer, HT score, etc. The other is on tournament outrights, like who will win the FA Cup, who will be the top scorer, and which teams will reach the final.
FA Cup Outright Winner betting
In FA Cup history, the best teams in England haven't always performed well in the FA Cup but when they fail to live up to expectations other teams in the top six tend to perform well in their absence. This is why FA Cup odds are heavily favoured toward the top six with a few teams outside the top six looking favoured for potential success. Arsenal and Manchester United have a fantastic history in the competition in recent years, Manchester City have joined them. However, as the most successful club in the competition, Arsenal tend to have a lot of bets for them to succeed. The best odds you'll find come in the form of outsiders teams who aren't in the extra preliminary rounds or any qualifying rounds such as Newcastle United and West Ham United, teams who are in the top league of English football but could look to win the English FA Cup if they make it beyond the early stages. You can find the latest odds for these bets using the sportsbook element above.
FA Cup Odds: Qualification
One of the areas that makes the FA Cup betting our favourite against the likes of the Premier League and the EFL Cup is the qualification rounds these rounds won't have a say on outright winner betting but what it will do is give smaller teams the chance to showcase their skills on a larger platform, we see match-ups such as Blyth Spartans Vs Birmingham City which allows sportsbook to accept bets on match-ups we'd never imagine seeing and it gives us all the opportunity to see one of the biggest upsets in football if it comes off. Of course, the best odds are likely to be in the favour of the bigger team but with outsiders getting beyond the qualification rounds, games in the early rounds of the competition provide something we don't get in most other competitions.
Best FA Cup bets
The magic of the FA Cup is that anyone can beat anyone. That means upsets are aplenty – and this is good news for football betting fans. When it comes to FA Cup bets there are some smart moves you can make to improve your chances of winning, including:
Do your research – The big thing about the FA Cup is that form counts for everything. A team flying in League One has a very good shot at beating a flailing Premier League team, or a top-flight side that is also labouring in Europe. So, do your research and focus on the teams that are doing well in their division. These are where the upsets lay.
Third round accas – The FA Cup third round is perfect for accumulator bets. Bet UK offers FA Cup accas across every round, but the third round is where the big boys enter the field. One tactic is to back the very heavy favourites to all win, which increases your potential profit.
Bet live on all-EPL games – If an FA Cup game in an all-Premier League affair in the third or fourth round, it’s perfect for live betting. That’s because teams are likely to be weakened (due to it being the FA Cup) and therefore there is less predictability across 90 minutes. Top-flight FA Cup ties can flip and flop over the course, and are perfect for exploiting odds fluctuations.
Biggest against-the-odds FA Cup upsets
Check out these three big against-the-odds FA Cup upsets in history:
Oldham 3-2 Liverpool
Back in 2013 Liverpool weren’t as much of a force as they are now, but still boasted Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling in their squad. They were 1.27 to win, with Oldham out at around 15.00. But two goals from Matt Smith and a Reece Wabara header earned the hosts a shock fourth-round triumph.
Sunderland 1-0 Leeds United
Leeds were arguably the best team in England when they played Division 2 Sunderland in the 1973 FA Cup final. Bookmakers had Leeds at Evens to win, and some priced Sunderland as high as 8.00. The Black Cats secured a famous 1-0 victory that day thanks to Ian Porterfield’s first-half goal.
Wigan 1-0 Manchester City
Rarely does the underdog win the FA Cup final. Sunderland beat Leeds in 1973 and Wimbledon toppled Liverpool in 1988. And then there was Wigan’s triumph at Wembley against newly-minted Manchester City in 2013. Ben Watson’s header won it for Wigan, who went on to be relegated that season. They were 10.00 to win the FA Cup that day.
FA Cup Betting Markets
Be sure to check back to Bet UK’s FA Cup betting page throughout the season for the latest FA Cup final odds. You can bet on the FA Cup across various markets, including:
- Match winner
- First goalscorer
- Man of the match
- Total shots
- Player specials
What’s more, bet on who will win the FA Cup throughout the season – even before a ball in the tournament has been kicked! You can see our latest FA Cup winner odds on the site right now.
FA Cup Betting FAQs
What are the odds for the FA Cup?
The latest FA Cup odds are available at Bet UK and suggest a Premier League team is most likely to win the competition this season. You can see detailed odds for FA Cup matches here too.
Can I bet on the FA Cup?
Yes. You can bet on every FA Cup game with Bet UK, and also place an FA Cup bet on outright markets like the eventual tournament winners.
Can you bet on the FA Cup draw?
Unfortunately you can’t bet on the FA Cup draw. However, you can bet on every game from the FA Cup third-round draw, and place multiple wagers on a practically unlimited number of outcomes.