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.


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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.