2019/20 FA Cup Winner Odds

The schedule for the 2019/20 FA Cup has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic although we have now reached the semi-final stage of the competition, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal the final four teams left standing in this historic tournament.

FA Cup semi-final fixtures

Saturday 18 July
Arsenal v Manchester City @ 19.45 UK time
Sunday 19 July
Manchester United v Chelsea @ 18.00 UK time

Arsenal have drawn the relatively short straw by playing Manchester City at Wembley for the first spot in the final, with the Gunners facing a team who beat them 3-0 shortly after the 2019/20 restarted, although there were mitigating circumstances for that reverse which featured David Luiz getting sent off.

We also have Mikel Arteta being in the opposite dug-out to close friend Pep Guardiola and the two worked closely together at Manchester City before the former decided to defect to the Emirates Stadium where he’s considered to be doing a good job.

With regard to the clash between Manchester United and Chelsea, this is a tougher match to call on paper. The two teams are neck and neck in the Premier League standings and both are very attack-minded which means we could be served up a classic when the teams meet at Wembley Stadium.

Interestingly, the Red Devils demolished the same opponents by a 4-0 scoreline when the teams met at Old Trafford back in August and they appear to be even stronger from an attacking perspective now that Bruno Fernandes has signed and Mason Greenwood has forced his way into the team.

Which Team Are Favourites to Win the FA Cup?

Manchester City won the FA Cup last season and will be keen to secure a domestic cup double before challenging for the Champions League in August. They are trading at 1.61 to win this piece of silverware although the clash against the Gunners will be relatively tough and they have lost to both Chelsea and Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils do look irresistible and perhaps they are the value to win at 5.00 considering that this attack-minded team are slaying teams by several goals at the moment, even if there are still question marks over them from a defensive point-of-view.

While this is Solskjaer’s first full season in charge of the Red Devils, the same applies to Frank Lampard at Chelsea and you can get 5.50 that the Blues are celebrating at Wembley after winning the FA Cup, with the manager having won pretty much everything for the same club as a player.

Arsenal are the rank outsiders by virtue of playing Manchester City in the semi-finals, although Arteta will have a game plan and that could see the Citizens nullified, with match winners like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to fire the north London club to glory.

Will the 2020 FA Cup Final be a Manchester Derby?

Many neutrals will be hoping for the tantalising prospect of Manchester United squaring off against Manchester City in the final of the FA Cup, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side having beaten their rivals home and away in the Premier League this term. They also won at the Etihad Stadium in the EFL Cup although it was all for nothing considering that City had previously won 3-1 at Old Trafford in the first leg.

As for the two London teams, they might make it a capital experience with Chelsea and Arsenal usually serving up an entertaining match and we would like to see this in action.


This season’s FA Cup could be more interesting than ever after many of the Premier League big boys have failed to make the fifth round. If you fancy a bet on the outright winner market then check out our odds comparison to make sure you get the best odds – and therefore best value – for your bets, whilst if you’re not sure which side to bet on, read on for our predictions and betting tips.

The fourth round of this year’s FA Cup provided some upsets than rank alongside any in the cup’s long and illustrious history. Whilst Man United and Liverpool ultimately (following replays) made it past Cambridge and Bolton respectively, there was no such reprieve for Chelsea, who were knocked out by Bradford, nor for Man City, eliminated by Middlesbrough… both at the homes of the Premier League teams.

Whilst some of the top dogs remain in the competition, a quick glance at the outright winner betting shows that the sixth favourites are West Brom, currently 15th in the Premier League! Nobody could have predicted that so many of the top flight’s big guns would have fallen at this early stage and many of the smaller sides will feel they have a real chance to make it as far as a Wembley semi-final at the very least.

However, much as we like to emphasise the hope for these lesser lights, the truth is that it is Arsenal (5/2 with most bookies), Man United (11/4) and Liverpool (11/2 with 888sport) that head the outright FA Cup betting and few would bet against one of those giants being crowned the FA Cup winner come May.

Of those three it is Man United who would be our betting tip to go all the way for a number of reasons. Firstly, they do not have European football to worry about and having also been knocked out of the League Cup early they should be the freshest of the serious contenders. Moreover, their boss Louis van Gaal is hugely experienced and has a fine cup pedigree. Whilst their star-studded squad may not lift themselves for some of the lesser games, as we approach the business end of the FA Cup their Galacticos are sure to start producing their best football and if they do we have to think betting odds of 11/4 for Man United to win the FA Cup are worth taking up.

Liverpool will appeal to many romantics, with the bid to get Steven Gerrard to Wembley for one last glorious Liverpool swansong sure to excite fans of the Merseyside club. However, there was no fairytale for the Reds talisman in the Premier League last term, nor in the Champions League or League Cup this and we feel they will once again fall short.

It wouldn’t be the FA Cup if we didn’t make at least one prediction that embodied the romance of the cup and as such our outside betting tip in the outright winner market is Derby County. Derby have a simple enough assignment in the next round at home to Reading and at odds of 33/1 with Bet365 the Championship high flyers are worth a speculative bet, each way perhaps. Boss Steve McClaren knows plenty about cup success and whilst his focus will be promotion to the Premier League, with confidence high they could be a threat to any side.

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