This Saturday sees the resumption of the FA Cup knockout soccer competition in England with Manchester United favoured to win it all followed by fellow Premier League team Chelsea.
Manchester United are set to take on Derby County away from home on Sunday night in the fifth round but are heavily favoured with Ladbrokes.com, SkyBet.com and ToteSport.com giving the current Premier League champions at odds of 1/3 to make it into the sixth round of the world’s oldest cup competition. SportingBet.com are offering Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at 7/20 followed by 888Sport.com, PaddyPower.com, BlueSq.com, Coral.co.uk, and ExtraBet.com at 4/11.
Derby, under the stewardship of new manager Nigel Clough, can only do as good as 13/2 with ToteSport.com while Boyelsports.com, BetFred.com SportingBet.com, WillHill.com and Ladbrokes.com go further at 7/1.
Manchester United are also favourites to win the entire competition with StanJames.com offering odds of 15/8 followed by ExtraBet.com at 21/10. Coral.co.uk, 888Sport.com, Ladbrokes.com, BlueSq.com, BetFred.com ToteSport.com are offering the ‘Red Devils’ at 9/4 followed by SportingBet.com at 12/5.
After taking two matches to get past minnows Southend, Chelsea take on Watford away on Saturday evening but are, again, heavily favoured against their lower league opposition. WillHill.com and SkyBet.com are offering the away team at odds of 3/10 to win followed by 888Sport.com, ToteSport.com, BlueSq.com and SportingBet.com at 1/3. Echoing this theme, Ladbrokes.com, Coral.co.uk, PaddyPower.com, VictorChandler.com, BetFred.com and Bet365.com are giving odds of 4/11 on a ‘Blues’ win.
Watford, which was relegated from the Premier League in 2007, can only do as well as the 13/2 being offered by Boylesports.com and ToteSport.com while most other online bookmakers including BlueSq.com, StanJames.com, 888Sport.com, WillHill.com and SportingBet.com are listing odds of 7/1.
Chelsea are listed by BetFred.com and StanJames.com at odds of 11/4 to win the FA Cup followed by 3/1 with ToteSport.com, VictorChandler.com ExtraBet.com and WillHill.com.