Chelsea 13/8 favourites for FA Cup following semi-final draw

William Hill make Chelsea their 13/8 favourites to win the FA Cup, following a favourable semi-final draw after Antonio Conte’s men beat Leicester in their quarter-final tie at the King Power Stadium.

Hills now have Chelsea at 13/8, Tottenham at 2/1, Man Utd are 9/4, and Southampton are the outsiders at 9/1.

William Hill FA Cup Odds
Chelsea are the new favourites for the FA Cup, following the semi-final draw

Chelsea booked their place in the semi’s with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Leicester, after extra-time. The match could have gone either way, but was decided when Pedro headed the winner following a mistake from Foxes’ keeper, Kasper Schmiechel.

Southampton are obviously the weakest team left in the competition, and in drawing them, Chelsea look to have a great chance of making the final.

The other semi-final looks far less predictable, with previous favourites Spurs, facing top 4 rivals Manchester United.

FA Cup Odds – Manchester City Odds On Favourites

Revenge is in the air in the FA Cup, as last year’s beaten finalists, Manchester City, have been handed the chance to put the record straight against last year’s victors, Wigan.

I don’t foresee it so much as a chance to extract some revenge, more a chance to have Wigan hanged, drawn and quartered.

The difference between the two teams now is far wider than it was in last year’s showcase final (given Wigan’s subsequent relegation), and taking into consideration the way City have despatched teams from the lower leagues this season, it is hard to see anything other than a good hiding for Wigan.

All this means that the Manchester City quadruple is still on, it is currently a best price of 35/1 with Ladbrokes.

Along with Manchester City’s supposed ‘easier’ draw, their main rivals – Arsenal and Everton, who will play at the Emirates – have been drawn together, which has resulted in Manchester City being made odds on favourites to win the FA Cup.

City are currently a best price of 10/11 with a whole host of online bookmakers, including Bet365, who are offering a free bet of £50.00 to all customers on the Manchester City V Barcelona, Champions League match later this week.

If Hull make it past Brighton tonight, they will be at home to Sunderland in their quarter-final, meaning another Premier League team will fall. And the other quarter-final will be made up of football league teams (Sheff Wed, Sheff Utd, or Charlton), guaranteeing someone a lower league team in the semi-final draw.

Full FA Cup Quarter-Final Draw

Arsenal v Everton
Brighton/Hull v Sunderland
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday/Charlton
Manchester City v Wigan

FA Cup Betting

After Manchester City, who are 10/11 with Bet365, come Arsenal who are a best price of 13/4 with Unibet.

The Gunner’s 6th round opponents Everton, are 7/1 with Bet365, while Sunderland are 16/1, Hull 22/1 and Brighton are 55/1, all with Paddy Power.

Of the major outsiders, Wigan and Sheffield United are both 80/1 with Boylesports. While Sheffield Wedneday are 125/1, and Charlton 150/1, both with Paddy Power.