City Favored to Knock United From FA CupPublished December 10, 2011 by OCR Editor
Does it get better than Manchester City and Manchester United?
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup was released this week, and immediately all eyes fell on two names - Manchester City and Manchester United - who fill face off in a mouth watering clash for sports betting enthusiasts.City Favorite
The third round ties will take place on January 7-8, but that hasn't stopped speculation from beginning. City, who currently sit atop the English Premier League table, destroyed their arch-rivals 6-1 when they met in late October. The Blues also beat the Red Devils in last year's FA Cup semi-final, and then beat Stoke to hoist the trophy.
Manchester City, who will host the Manchester Derby FA Cup clash, are listed by British online bookmaker William Hill as 11/10 to win the match in 90 mins, and 8/13 to qualify for the next round. United are 2/1 for the match, and 6/5 to qualify. A draw in regulation time, is paying 11/5.More FA Cup Odds Betting
William Hill is offering 1/8 odds on an all-premiership final. Only now will we begin to see what the premiership sides have to offer, as they enter the cup this round. The odds of an all-Merseyside final featuring Liverpool and Everton is 40/1, while an all-London final (which could involve Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Fulham, West Ham and more) is 7/1.
Leading online sportsbook Sports Interaction has Chelsea and Man City favourites for the Cup, at 6.50. Next are Liverpool, 7.50, Tottenham, 8.00, Man United, 8.50, Arsenal, 9.00, and Everton 21.00. Last year's runner-up Stoke are 21.00. Portsmouth, a non-premiership team who have been in two of the last four finals (winning one), are 251.00.