About FA Cup
The FA Cup, held since 1871, is the oldest football competition in the world - Wanderers FC were the first ever FA Cup champions. It is one of a few competitions where clubs of all standards are involved, from Premier League to lowest English leagues. All the latest FA Cup betting odds can be found across Odds Portal. The FA Cup is still highly regarded and thought of as ‘the’ cup competition.
The FA Cup fixture list is unpredictable and the beauty of the FA Cup draw is that everyone can play anyone. This gives a enormous opportunity to small teams who can take on the big guns, the likes of Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City, at home and generate massive profits from TV rights and packed stands. The FA Cup final and semi-finals are one-off single matches with extra time and penalty shoot-out played if necessary. Every other round involves replays if the first match was drawn. These are standard FA Cup rules.
The FA Cup final is played at Wembley Stadium in London where it returned in 2007 after major reconstructions were completed. The FA Cup final was played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff between 2001 and 2006. The semi-finals are played at neutral venue, usually at home grounds of teams that aren’t involved in the semi-finals.
Although there is a high number of teams involved each year dreaming of winning with incredibly big FA Cup betting odds, the truth is only three teams outside top four have managed to beat the FA Cup odds over the last twenty-two years. Manchester Utd is the most successful team in the cup’s history, winning the FA Cup eleven times, closely followed by ten time champions Arsenal.
An FA Cup match day traditionally is a big day in the football calendar in England. The bookmakers always expect higher volume of bettors placing bets on all outcomes.