Best FA Cup Betting Sites

The FA Cup — an annual knockout competition in domestic English soccer organized by The Football Association — is the oldest association soccer tournament in the world. All 92 professional teams in the Premier League and Football League (Divisions 1 through 4) are eligible to compete in the tournament. Two clubs have played a dominatant role in FA Cup history — Manchester United and Arsenal, who both have a record 12 championships apiece. Manchester United won the 2015-16 trophy after defeating Crystal Palace 2-1. [+]

Arsenal won the two previous FA Cups with victories over Hull City in 2013-14 and Aston Villa in 2014-15. The Red Devils and the Gunners also hold the joint record for most FA Cup final appearances with 19.

You have to go back to the 1800s to find the last teams to win three consecutive FA Cup titles. Wanderers (1876-1878) and Blackburn Rovers (1884-1886) are the only two clubs to win three straight years. The 2016-17 tournament will feature a total of 18 clubs making their FA Cup debut — including Hereford FC, Haughmond and Coventry.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba holds the record for most finals scored in, recording a goal in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Billy Townley (Blackburn Rovers), James Logan (Notts County) and Stan Mortensen hold the record for most goals scored in one final with three tallies.

FA Cup Betting Lines Today

Be sure to keep track of the FA Cup schedule on a regular basis for upcoming matches and up-to-date live odds for all your betting needs. [+]

The extra preliminary round gets underway on Aug. 6 with more than 180 matches on tap. The real action begins in January when Level 1 and 2 clubs face off for a chance to compete in the championship game in May.

 

FA Cup
FA Cup
Final stage - 3rd round
Round
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Away Score Home Money Line
Friday 06 January
FT Manchester City 5 - 0 West Ham -182 +460 Odds
Saturday 07 January
Reading 07:30 Manchester United +1250 -417 Odds
Rochdale 10:00 Barrow -105 +285 Odds
Swansea 10:00 Hull +182 +153 Odds
Burnley 10:00 Sunderland +215 +131 Odds
Blackburn 10:00 QPR +205 +141 Odds
Bournemouth 10:00 Millwall -115 +300 Odds
Barnsley 10:00 Blackpool +113 +230 Odds
Nottingham 10:00 Wigan +220 +130 Odds
Newcastle 10:00 Birmingham -110 +305 Odds
Derby 10:00 West Bromwich +380 -127 Odds
Leicester 10:00 Everton +413 -139 Odds
Burton 10:00 Watford +425 -154 Odds
Wolverhampton 10:00 Stoke +450 -156 Odds
Fleetwood 10:00 Bristol C. +400 -141 Odds
Port Vale 10:00 Huddersfield +750 -233 Odds
Crystal Palace 10:00 Bolton +127 +240 Odds
Southampton 10:00 Norwich +145 +200 Odds
Wimbledon 10:00 Sutton United +100 +278 Odds
Luton 10:00 Accrington +186 +155 Odds
Oxford 10:00 Rotherham +190 +152 Odds
Eastleigh 10:00 Brentford +875 -278 Odds
Stourbridge 10:00 Wycombe +1050 -370 Odds
Lincoln 10:00 Ipswich +525 -189 Odds
MK Dons 10:00 Brighton +575 -213 Odds
Arsenal 12:30 Preston -213 +580 Odds
Sunday 08 January
Fulham 06:30 Cardiff +146 +183 Odds
Plymouth 08:30 Liverpool +1450 -556 Odds
Peterborough 10:00 Chelsea +1400 -526 Odds
Sheffield Wednesday 10:00 Middlesbrough +380 -112 Odds
Aston Villa 11:00 Tottenham +910 -333 Odds
Monday 09 January
Leeds 14:45 Cambridge +100 +280 Odds

FA Cup Match Ups

It’s important to keep track of where your team and its next opponent sit in the standings before making your bet. [+]

With more than 700 entrants in this year’s The FA Cup, the tournament brings out the best in England’s top teams. It’s a coveted trophy that all clubs want to get their hands on. But when the tournament gets rolling next month, expect the usual suspects to top the standings.

 

FA Cup
FA Cup
  • 1st half
  • 2nd half
# team pts P W D L GF GA
1 Plymouth Plymouth 0 5 3 1 1 9 3
2 Southend Southend 0 3 3 0 0 6 1
3 Port Vale Port Vale 0 4 3 0 1 6 2
4 Preston Preston 0 4 2 2 0 5 1
5 Sheffield United Sheffield United 0 3 3 0 0 4 0
6 Kidderminster Kidderminster 0 4 2 1 1 5 2
7 Peterborough Peterborough 0 4 2 2 0 3 0
8 Stevenage Stevenage 0 3 2 1 0 3 0
9 MK Dons MK Dons 0 4 2 2 0 4 2
10 Mansfield Mansfield 0 3 2 1 0 4 2
11 Leyton Orient Leyton Orient 0 3 2 0 1 4 2
12 Salisbury City Salisbury City 0 2 1 0 1 3 1
13 Brentford Brentford 0 2 1 0 1 3 1
14 Fulham Fulham 0 2 1 1 0 3 1
15 Everton Everton 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
16 Rotherham Rotherham 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
17 Southampton Southampton 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
18 Grimsby Grimsby 0 4 2 2 0 2 0
19 Wrexham Wrexham 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
20 Manchester City Manchester City 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
21 Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
22 Burton Burton 0 4 2 1 1 3 2
23 Coventry Coventry 0 4 2 1 1 2 1
24 Bournemouth Bournemouth 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
25 Bristol C. Bristol C. 0 4 2 1 1 2 1
26 Yeovil Yeovil 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
27 Stoke Stoke 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
28 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
29 Crawley Crawley 0 3 1 2 0 1 0
30 Boreham Wood Boreham Wood 0 2 1 1 0 1 0
31 Hull Hull 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
32 Gateshead Gateshead 0 2 1 1 0 1 0
33 Brighton Brighton 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
34 Nottingham Nottingham 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
35 Barnsley Barnsley 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
36 Watford Watford 0 2 1 1 0 1 0
37 Birmingham Birmingham 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
38 Arsenal Arsenal 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
39 Oldham Oldham 0 5 1 3 1 3 3
40 Macclesfield Macclesfield 0 4 2 0 2 2 2
41 Carlisle Carlisle 0 4 1 2 1 2 2
42 Charlton Charlton 0 2 1 0 1 2 2
43 Stourbridge Stourbridge 0 2 1 0 1 2 2
44 Crewe Crewe 0 2 0 2 0 1 1
45 Rochdale Rochdale 0 3 1 1 1 1 1
46 Blackpool Blackpool 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
47 Manchester United Manchester United 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
48 Fleetwood Fleetwood 0 3 1 1 1 1 1
49 Bolton Bolton 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
50 Tamworth Tamworth 0 2 1 0 1 1 1
51 Swansea Swansea 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
52 Brackley Town Brackley Town 0 3 1 1 1 1 1
53 Sunderland Sunderland 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
54 Braintree Town Braintree Town 0 2 1 0 1 1 1
55 Ipswich Ipswich 0 2 0 2 0 1 1
56 Walsall Walsall 0 2 1 0 1 1 1
57 Derby Derby 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
58 Hednesford Hednesford 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
59 Accrington Accrington 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
60 Wimbledon Wimbledon 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
61 Bury Bury 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
62 Daventry Town Daventry Town 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
63 Torquay Torquay 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
64 Liverpool Liverpool 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
65 Dover Dover 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
66 Chelsea Chelsea 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
67 Exeter Exeter 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
68 Doncaster Doncaster 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
69 Cardiff Cardiff 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
70 Newcastle Newcastle 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
71 Corby Town Corby Town 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
72 Northampton Northampton 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
73 Bishop Stortford Bishop Stortford 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
74 Bristol Bristol 0 5 1 1 3 3 4
75 Welling Welling 0 2 1 0 1 2 3
76 Wigan Wigan 0 2 0 1 1 2 3
77 Hartlepool Hartlepool 0 3 1 0 2 2 3
78 York York 0 2 1 0 1 2 3
79 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton 0 2 0 1 1 1 2
80 Chesterfield Chesterfield 0 2 0 1 1 1 2
81 Notts County Notts County 0 1 0 0 1 1 2
82 Wycombe Wycombe 0 3 0 2 1 1 2
83 Biggleswade Town Biggleswade Town 0 1 0 0 1 1 2
84 Sutton United Sutton United 0 1 0 0 1 1 2
85 St.Albans St.Albans 0 1 0 0 1 1 2
86 Dag and Red Dag and Red 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
87 Bradford Bradford 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
88 Scunthorpe Scunthorpe 0 2 0 1 1 0 1
89 Cheltenham Cheltenham 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
90 West Ham West Ham 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
91 Huddersfield Huddersfield 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
92 Tottenham Tottenham 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
93 Leicester Leicester 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
94 Leeds Leeds 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
95 Shrewsbury Shrewsbury 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
96 Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
97 Gloucester City Gloucester City 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
98 Reading Reading 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
99 Hereford Hereford 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
100 Swindon Swindon 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
101 Gillingham Gillingham 0 2 0 1 1 0 1
102 Alfreton Alfreton 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
103 Cambridge Cambridge 0 3 0 2 1 0 1
104 Aston Villa Aston Villa 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
105 West Bromwich West Bromwich 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
106 Halifax Halifax 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
107 Oxford Oxford 0 5 1 1 3 2 4
108 Norwich Norwich 0 2 0 1 1 1 3
109 Southport Southport 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
110 Colchester Colchester 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
111 Millwall Millwall 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
112 Shortwood United Shortwood United 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
113 Tranmere Tranmere 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
114 Portsmouth Portsmouth 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
115 Burnley Burnley 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
116 Luton Luton 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
117 Morecambe Morecambe 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
118 Blackburn Blackburn 0 2 0 0 2 0 2
119 QPR QPR 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
120 Newport Newport 0 3 1 0 2 1 4
121 Barnet Barnet 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
122 Dartford Dartford 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
123 Staines Town Staines Town 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
124 Lincoln Lincoln 0 2 0 1 1 0 4

How To Win At FA Cup Betting

When breaking down this year’s FA Cup favorites, the three heavily favoried clubs are Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. 

Manchester United, the reigning champions, will be looking to win its record 20th FA Cup crown when the preliminary rounds get underway next month.

“It’s a special moment,” Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney told the FA Cup’s official website about winning the tournament last year. “It’s a competition I loved watching as a fan growing up.”

Bet365.com puts the Red Devils at +700 to successfully defend their title. While ManU have a strong chance of winning it all, they’re not the odds-on favorites.

Both Manchester City and Chelsea share that honor as +600 favorites, according to the online sportsbook. Manchester City won its last title in 2010 after narrowly defeating Stoke City 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea has been a powerhouse when it comes to FA Cup competition, winning back-to-back crowns in 2009 and 2010 before capturing another title in 2012.

There are other teams to keep an eye on when the FA Cup begins. Arsenal, which finished second in the Premier League last season, are pegged at +900 to win a record 20th FA Cup. Liverpool is another team to watch at +900 along with Tottenham +1200.

Defending Premier League champs Leicester City have never won an FA Cup but have finished runners up on four occasions — a tournament record for the most defeats in the final without having won the competition. Despite their history at the tournament, they are Premier League champions and have to be considered a contender at +2000.

Ready to put your money on the FA Cup? Here are some online sportsbook options that will help make your betting decisions easier.