Man City remain short odds favourites following FA Cup fourth round draw

Manchester City FA Cup oddsThe draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup has produced some intriguing ties as non-league Luton were rewarded for their giant-killing of Wolves with a trip to Norwich, while fellow Blue Square Bet Premier side, Macclesfield, will take on the winner of the Wigan v Bournemouth third round replay. Luton stunned Wolves 1-0 on Saturday, a result which cost Stale Solbakken his job, while Macclesfield sealed their place with a brilliant comeback in a 2-1 win against Cardiff.

There are still several third round ties to be decided by replays but bookies' favourites Manchester City had no trouble in booking their place in the next round. City comfortably beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday and they are now Ladbrokes' 7/2 favourites to lift the famous trophy in May. There could be a repeat of the 2011 cup final, which saw Man City beat Stoke 1-0, in the next round as Roberto Mancini's side will now travel to the winner of the Stoke v Crystal Palace replay.

Manchester United haven't booked their place in the fourth round yet as they could only draw 2-2 at West Ham on Saturday evening. If the 4/1 second favourites do make it through then they enjoy the benefit of a home draw against either Fulham or Blackpool in the fourth round.

Defending champions Chelsea are just a touch further back at 9/2 in the latest betting with Ladbrokes and they will travel to the winners of the third round replay between League One side Brentford and League Two outfit Southend. The Blues have won the FA Cup three times in the past four years, including last year's final 2-1 against Liverpool.

Last season's beaten finalists are an 11/1 punt to win the FA Cup after their controversial 2-1 win over Mansfield in the third round. Luis Suarez sealed the win with Liverpool's second goal, despite handling the ball, and his side will head to Paul Dickov's Oldham in the fourth round.

Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton are available at 10/1 and if they get through their third round tie with Cheltenham unscathed they will travel to Bolton or Sunderland in the next round. Tottenham (8/1) were also handed a tricky away task in the fourth round as they will head to either Birmingham or Leeds after comfortably avoiding an upset with a 3-0 win against Coventry on Saturday.

Fellow North London side, Arsenal (10/1), must come through a replay with Swansea (66/1) after their thrilling 2-2 draw at the weekend and the winner will travel to Brighton, who produced a giant-killing of sorts by beating Newcastle of the Premier League on Saturday.

The winner of the all-Premier League third round tie between West Brom (40/1) and QPR (100/1) will take on Sheffield Wednesday or MK Dons, while Norwich are the best of the rest at 40/1 ahead of their fourth round clash with giant-killers Luton. Elsewhere, Premier League strugglers Aston Villa (66/1) face a tough trip to Millwall.

Latest 2012/13 FA Cup Odds

7/2 Manchester City
4/1 Manchester United
9/2 Chelsea
8/1 Tottenham
10/1 Arsenal
10/1 Everton
11/1 Liverpool
40/1 West Brom
40/1 Norwich
50/1 Stoke
50/1 Sunderland
66/1 BAR

Odds supplied by Ladbrokes.com, who provide live betting in-running for all FA Cup matches.

Posted: Monday, 7th January 2013
Author: Chris James

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