FA Cup: Betting Offers Update
It’s been a long and exciting road to the FA Cup final, but we are almost there. With the fifth round of the FA Cup finally complete and the quarter finals starting on March 9th, there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the betting promotions that bookies offer.
The 2012-13 FA Cup saw a total of 833 clubs applying to enter the oldest association football competition in the world. Now, seven months after the preliminary rounds commenced, the 758 clubs accepted into the competition are down to the final 8.
The FA Cup's about to hot up and so are the free bet offers that bookies offer punters betting on some of the FA Cup fixtures that are taking place this week.
FA Cup Betting So Far...
What a journey it’s been, with numerous surprises and many clubs coming and going along the way. Arsenal and Oldham were just two clubs to suffer recent upsets in the FA Cup and so if you fancied either team to become FA Cup champions it's time for a re-think and make use of the best free bets that online bookies offer on the remaining teams.
Arsenal were knocked out by Blackburn Rovers, and League One club Oldham, who managed to hold Everton to an initial 2-2 draw, were defeated 3-1 in the replay at Goodison Park.
Defending champions Chelsea are the last club through to the FA Cup quarter finals after beating Middlesbrough 2-0 and are well on course to win the much coveted trophy.
They’ll meet Manchester United at Old Trafford in what’s set to be one of the most bet on FA Cup fixtures in recent years with football fans taking advantage of bookies FA Cup betting offers.
Chelsea are looking good and Bet365 offers odds of 7/4 to win while Man Utd are currently 2/1 to beat them and win the this seasons FA Cup.
Millwall are also through to the FA Cup quarter finals after beating Luton Town 3-0. Luton were the last remaining non-League club in the competition, so no David v Goliath fairytale ending to the FA Cup this year. Millwall will face Blackburn Rovers at the Den in a match that many consider to be wide open.
As previously mentioned, Blackburn Rovers shocked everybody in the last round beating Arsenal 1-0; so they may just have the edge. Online bookies like Bet365 and Ladbrokes offers Millwall at 50/1 and Blackburn at 40/1 to win the competition outright with plenty of FA Cup betting offers and live betting options during the match.
FA Cup Betting Odds
Man City are still being offered at 7/4 at some of the best bookies to lift the FA Cup.
They thrashed Leeds 4-0 in the fifth round and appear to have been handed a gift with Championship club Barnsley. It looks a dead cert for Man City and represents a pretty safe way to get a return on any free bet offers you claim.
Outsiders Barnsley are 150/1 at William Hill and will have the extra disadvantage of playing away at City’s Etihad Stadium and City, 12 points behind Man United in the Premier League and out of Europe, will be desperate to win.
It'll take a miracle for Barnsley to walk away victorious but miracles can happen. If you’re in the market for a high odds long shot for your free bet then Barnsley could be the team to back.
The remaining FA Cup quarter final sees Wigan take on Everton at home. Wigan, at roughly 30/1 at most bookies to win the FA Cup, have a place in the last-eight for only the second time in their history after easily beating Huddersfield 4-1 in the last round.
Everton will be delighted to have avoided the big teams remaining in the competition, are looking good to beat Wigan, and at 4/1 at PaddyPower, remain a good contender for the FA Cup.
There’s no doubt that the FA Cup quarter finals offer plenty of opportunities to use the free bets on offer with some exciting football sure to follow over the next few weeks.
This season's FA Cup final takes place on Saturday 11 May 2013 with bookies set to come up with all kinds of FA Cup betting offers and moneyback specials to tempt you into betting. Claim them while they're still available and ensure your FA Cup bet is a winning one!