FA Cup: Betting Offers Update
There are plenty of free bets out there and with the FA Cup semi-finals being played this weekend now is the time to take advantage of bookies betting offers and promotions.
Yes, we are down to the final four of this seasons FA Cup from an original entry of 758 clubs, so we’ll soon know who will meet in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday 11 May 2013. So who’s left, and how should you use all of the free bet offers that bookies are giving away?
If you backed defending FA Cup champions Chelsea in the quarter-finals you picked the winner. Chelsea are through after coming from 2-0 down against Man Utd at Old Trafford to draw 2-2.
In the FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge they went on to secure their semi-final place by beating United 1-0 thanks to a goal by ex Newcastle player Demba Ba.
FA Cup Semi Final Betting
High flying Chelsea will now meet Man City at Wembley. Man City thrashed Championship club Barnsley 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Even if using bookies free bets in-play, it always looked a cert for Man City and with Barnsley’s odds at 150/1 they were always a long-shot to win.
It’s a tough call between City and Chelsea and hard to know how to use bookies betting offers. City haven't met Chelsea in the FA Cup since 1971 where they came away with a 3-0 victory.
The other last four encounter sees Wigan Athletic go up against Millwall at Wembley. In a closely matched game Millwall defeated Blackburn 1-0 in a replay to go through, while Wigan amazed many by triumphing 3-0 at Everton.
They look to be on a roll and are probably worth a punt in this FA Cup fixture, especially if you're using the William Hill new customer offer! They're into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time and obviously worked hard to get there and so will be keen to win.
FA Cup Final Favourites
So, who are the last two standing going to be, and who are the online bookies favourites for the FA Cup final? There’s no doubt that blue will be the winning colour in the Chelsea v Manchester City match, but just how should you use bookies free bet offers to generate a profit?
Chelsea have won just one of their last five matches against Man City who beat them in the League just two months ago. Chelsea lifted the FA Cup trophy last season and Man City won it the year before - so it should be a close game and looks hard to call
PaddyPower offers punters odds of 6/4 on Man City to win and Bet Victor offers Chelsea at 19/10 to beat Man City and make it through to the FA Cup final.
The clash between Millwall and Wigan Athletic will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2005, with the last FA Cup game between the teams taking place way back in 1935.
If you are thinking of using some FA Cup betting offers on this match, it’s Wigan Athletics’ first time in the semis and the fifth time Millwall has reached this stage of the competition. Bet Victor are currently offering odds of 4/5 on a Wigan win and 19/5 on long shots Millwall.
So where should you place those free bet offers in the FA Cup semis? Both matches could be close and are likely to be intense, hard-fought contests packed with incident and drama.
There’s a lot to play for with the winning clubs receiving £900,000 in prize money. There’s also plenty to play for in terms of the betting offers available at the best bookies including deposit match, cashback offers and loads of other great free bets besides.
The FA semi-finals are being televised live – Millwall vs Wigan on Saturday 13 April on EPSN and Chelsea vs Manchester City by ITV1 on Sunday 14th April.