The FA Cup proper got back under way this weekend as the third round saw the Premier League stars muddy their boots against lower league opposition, and while there were no huge upsets the fourth round draw has has opened up the market.
With Arsenal conceding late to draw with Swansea and facing the prospect of a trip to Newcastle’s conquerors Brighton in the next round they have drifted behind Tottenham and Liverpool in betting, joining Everton – who face Cheltenham tonight – on 10/1.
Spurs face a tricky away trip to Championship big boys Birmingham or Leeds while Liverpool face Oldham in the next round after the League One strugglers upset Nottingham Forest.
Despite the prospect of a fourth round clash with Stoke, Manchester City lead the betting along with Chelsea at 9/2.
Chelsea face Swansea in the first leg of the semis this week while Arsenal’s conquerors Bradford face Aston Villa.
If you fancy all four of those sides to score in normal time in the first leg, you can back them at 2/1.
FA Cup Fourth Round Draw – all fixtures to be played January 26/27
Norwich v Luton
Oldham v Liverpool
Macclesfield v Wigan or Bournemouth
Derby v Blackburn
Hull or Leyton Orient v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Aldershot
Millwall v Aston Villa
Leeds United or Birmingham v Tottenham
Brighton v Swansea or Arsenal
Crystal Palace or Stoke v Manchester City
West Ham or Manchester United v Fulham or Blackpool
Southend or Brentford v Chelsea
Reading v Sheffield United
Huddersfield v Leicester
QPR or West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday or MK Dons
Bolton or Sunderland v Cheltenham or Everton
FA Cup outright betting prices at Boylesports.com
9/2 Man City
5/1 Man Utd