There’s always a lot of excitement around the draw for the First Round of the FA Cup and this year was no exception as a whole host of potential giant killers found out who they’ll be up against as the world’s oldest and most exactly football competition gets into its stride, but with a long way to go till the Wembley Final next year and a competition famed for its upsets and surprises should you back a favorite or pick a minnow to wager on at BetVictor?
Everton – 20/1
Liverpool – 10/1
Arsenal – 10/1
Tottenham – 8/1
Man Utd – 6/1
Chelsea – 6/1
Man City – 5/1
The origins of the FA Cup are, by compared to a lot of sporting competitions, pretty hum-drum. The codification of rules uniting disparate but similar games into one proper sport under the auspices of the Football Association back in 1863 all but inevitably led to C W Alcock proposing his invite-all-teams competition and the inaugural competition kicking off back in 1871, a competition of just thirteen games won by Wanderers, a team you sadly can’t back if you’re going to bet on the FA Cup in 2018.
Whilst you can’t back the original winners all these years on a bet on the FA Cup is an opportunity to back both the big name favorites you could reel off at the drop of a hat, and some of those further down the league tables whose luck may well give them a punch above their weight. There are always giant killers in the FA Cup and if you like to bet on sports in the UK there’s no reason not to have a speculative punt on one of these smaller teams, and BetVictor will offer you all the odds you need.
Who’ll Win The Oldest Football Competition In The World In 2018?
Cambridge United might not have much problem getting past Sutton United in their first game but sites like BetVictor give them only 2000/1 to win the FA Cup, some way behind their traditional rivals Oxford United on whom you can get 750/1 for your bet on the FA Cup, although they have to beat Port Vale to continue their campaign. Morecambe, 3000/1, face equally unlikely chances Hartlepool, the Monkey Hangers only getting 4000/1 to pull off a truly stunning cup win, but who can say who’ll win?
There are always rank outsiders in any competition and this year your bet on the FA Cup could be one either one of the two teams getting the most outrageous odds on winning the trophy. Guiseley and Solihull Moors both get 10000/1 to win the FA Cup, although the first are up against Stanley in the First Round and might not get much further unless they get a very favorable wind behind them, and if you’re going to take advantage of UK gambling laws to back them I tip my hat to an eternal optimist.
Bet On The FA Cup At BetVictor
- Guiseley – 10000/1
- Solihull Moors – 10000/1
- Maidstone – 7500/1
- Maidenhead United – 7500/1
- Bromley – 7500/1
- Boreham Wood – 7500/1
Nearer reality BetVictor will offer you a 150/1 bet on the FA Cup backing London side Fulham, the same odds as Middlesbrough, although they’ll give you 100/1 on Aston Villa which is almost bizarrely generous, so perhaps steer clear and go for Watford or Swansea at 50/1, or maybe Southampton or Leicester at 25/1 both of which seems entirely reasonable wagers. Well, until you take a look at the favorites to win and realize that historical upsets and giant killing are unlikely to beat such great teams.
Everton get 20/1 from BetVictor which should tempt anyone with a soul, Liverpool and Arsenal both garner 10/1 and are therefore apt for a bit of a flutter, you can get 8/1 on Tottenham who’ve got previous in this one, and both Chelsea and Manchester United are 6/1 to be the best bet on the FA Cup in 2018. Of course Manchester City are the outright favorites and at just 5/1 their victory wouldn’t make UK gambling news headlines as much be a confirmation of their legendary prowess on the pitch.