Sportingbet Offer Best Prices As EPL Sides Begin FA Cup Pursuit
December 31, 2013
This weekend sees the English Premier League’s top sides start their pursuit of FA Cup glory, with the traditional January Third Round curtain-raiser.
Entering at this stage means that England’s top-flight are potentially just six games away from lifting the prestigious trophy – which dates back to 1871 – in the Final come May.
And, with Sportingbet currently offering some of the best prices for the top teams, now is the best time to back your preferred sides outright.
Undoubtedly, the tie of the round sees fierce North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham pitted together – priced at 8.00 and 15.00 respectively. With the lure of knocking out their close neighbours at the first hurdle, both will surely be going all out to win.
Current 5.50 favourites Manchester City – last season’s runners-up – have a much more straight-forward tie against Championship side Blackburn Rovers. With Rovers currently sat in mid-table in England’s second tier, they will have to produce a big cup upset to stop City from progressing.
Chelsea – priced at 6.00 second favourites – also travel to Championship opposition. However, Derby County are currently riding high in second – after a resurgence under former England manager Steve McClaren.
Despite their poor league campaign so far, Sportingbet have priced Manchester United at 7.00. United will look to start their assault on a record 12th FA Cup win with a trip to fellow EPL side Swansea City.
The Merseyside pair of Liverpool (8.00) and Everton (13.00) round off the top seven, kicking off their campaigns against League One side Oldham Athletic and Championship club QPR respectively.
Meanwhile, current holders Wigan Athletic are priced at 126.00 to repeat last year’s heroics. They start off against MK Dons of League One.
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