FA Cup Betting Odds
The FA Cup is the oldest domestic football competition in the world, starting back in the 1871/72 season. It’s made up of the 92 professional clubs in the Premier League and the Football League and is open to any eligible club down to the 10th tier of English football, with a record 763 teams competing in the 2011/12 campaign.
FA Cup betting odds
“The magic of the cup,” they say. The FA Cup is renowned for upsets, giant killings and for giving players at smaller clubs a chance to prove themselves. The 4 semi-finalists last season may have all been Premier League sides, but eventual winners Manchester City were the only club from the established ‘top 6’. You have to go as far back to West Ham’s triumph in 1979/80 to find the last FA Cup winner from outside the top-flight, but with the Championship getting more and more competitive with every season, there’s every chance the likes of Leeds, West Brom or Swansea can spring a surprise. No matter what team you support, you can follow all the FA Cup betting action at bwin.
FA Cup winner odds
With 12 randomly drawn rounds followed by the semi-finals and final, there are plenty of FA Cup betting options on offer this season. When it comes to FA Cup betting, you can always find the best FA Cup odds at bwin – from outright winner, to all the pre-match and in-play odds for every game. Who are you backing in the FA Cup betting odds this time round? We have FA Cup betting offers for you to take advantage of throughout the season.
FA Cup: Facts & Figures
The number of league and cup double winners in England this century is two, but that figure rises to 11 in Germany.
The old Wembley stadium hosted FA Cup finals from 1923 until 2000 and, after six years in Cardiff, the new venue there has staged the decider since 2007, when Chelsea beat Manchester United in extra time.
The Blues have the best record at the current ground, also obliging in 2009, 2010 and 2012, so this year's finalists have taken six of the 10 deciders here.
Extra time was also needed when Arsenal edged out Hull in 2014 and when Manchester United came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 12 months ago, so plenty of punters like to bet on a draw in 90 minutes.
However, there hasn't been a penalty shoot-out at the new Wembley yet, with the last one coming when Liverpool broke West Ham hearts in Wales in 2006.
When it comes to having a flutter on the first goalscorer there have been some big odds landed in recent times, with Palace substitute Jason Puncheon popping up to break the deadlock last year.
Hull's James Chester and Ben Watson of Wigan are other notable outsiders who have caused an upset in this market.
Bwin has more than 100 betting options for customers to consider in order to spice up the big day for die-hard supporters of each competing team and neutral fans alike.
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