England FA Cup Betting Odds Comparison

FA Cup Third Round 18/19 Football Accumulator Betting Odds

Man Utd v Reading - Man Utd to Score Over 2.5 Goals

Things are going badly enough at Reading without them having to face a daunting trip to Old Trafford. The Royals are in big relegation trouble in the Championship and could do without a match against a resurgent Man United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he basically has a free hit in his short spell as Man United manager. He’s got the United players and fans to enjoy their football again and the football odds show they are the overwhelming favourites to progress to the fourth round. This should be a good afternoon for Man United who can score over 2.5 goals at 8/11.

West Ham v Birmingham City - Both Teams to Score

West Ham are one of several unpredictable teams in the middle of the pack in the Premier League. The Irons do take a positive approach to their football thanks to Manuel Pellegrini but it doesn’t always work so some pundits have picked their home tie against Birmingham City as a potential upset.

It’s tough to predict what team Pellegrini will start let alone how West Ham will play but one thing is very clear, Birmingham will be right up for this one. The away section could have been sold out twice over so the Championship side will be especially keen to impress. Our odds comparison shows West Ham are the favourites but this could be tight so be sure to bet on both teams to score at 4/5.

Derby v Southampton - Derby to Win at 17/10

There’s a lot of the Championship season still to play but it’s already clear that Derby are unlikely to win automatic promotion. The Rams are very much in the hunt for a playoff berth though and will love the chance to test themselves out against Premier League opposition on Saturday.

The football betting odds show that Derby’s meeting with Southampton is likely to be very close with both teams available at 17/10. Derby’s home advantage coupled with their desire to prove themselves makes the Rams look the best option at that price though.

Newcastle v Blackburn - Over 2.5 Goals

Rafa Benitez continues to do everything in his power to guide Newcastle away from the threat of relegation. That doesn’t always result in the best football but he has no problems doing what it takes.

The FA Cup should provide both Benitez and the Newcastle fans with something of a relief from the stresses of the league campaign but the same is true for Blackburn who are going through a poor run of form. Newcastle are the favourites at best betting odds of 8/13 but a bet on over 2.5 goals could be a safer play at 8/11 with bet365.

QPR v Leeds - Over 2.5 Goals

Both Steve McClaren and Marcelo Bielsa have been focusing on improving their teams from a defensive standpoint in recent months. QPR and Leeds have made steps forward in that regard but they’ve both had to rely on their attacking players digging them out of a hole on more than one occasion.

The pressure may be off a little in the FA Cup compared to the Championship so the attacking players of QPR and Leeds may well come to the fore again. Leeds got the better of QPR when these two met at Elland Road earlier in the season and they should combine to provide another entertaining encounter at Loftus Road where over 2.5 goals is the best football betting option at 17/20.

Newport County v Leicester - Both Teams to Score

Newport County have enjoyed themselves in the FA Cup in recent years. They came within minutes of knocking Tottenham out of the competition last season so will fancy their chances of taking a Premier League scalp when Leicester visit Rodney Parade on Sunday.

Claude Puel is likely to make a number of changes as he rests key players which could make the Foxes vulnerable. Leicester’s quality should prove too much but Newport can make a game of this which makes both teams to score well priced at 3/4.


The third round of the FA Cup is one of the best weekends of the English football season. This year’s round of fixtures has thrown up many exciting matches including the prospect of a few real ‘cupsets’.

The sheer number of fixtures taking place over the weekend also makes it a great time for those getting involved in the football betting. To make the most of the betting opportunity we’ve picked out six tempting bets and combined them to make one football betting accumulator which would pay out at very handy betting odds of 46/1.