FA Cup: The Top Winners
The latest season of FA Cup has been quite the thrilling ride. We are into the last round of Competition Proper, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the start of the finals. As the oldest national football tournament, The Football Association Challenge Cup has achieved legendary status among the English football clubs. Moreover, the winner of the FA Cup automatically qualifies for the UEFA Europe League, giving the competition more importance.
Such is the game of football that when it comes to the leading teams playing in the FA Cup, fans and punters have already seen many shocks and surprises. One of the biggest upsets so far has been the Wolves knocking out Liverpool. The Reds still have hope in the Premier League where they are second in the points tally and are always a good bet for punters. However, when it comes to the FA Cup, some clubs keep making repeated appearances in the finals. It will be thrilling to see which of these past winners will lift the trophy this time.
The leading champions of the FA Cup, Chelsea have made it to the finals of the competition a cool 13 times over the years. Rated at 11/2 for a win in 2019, the team will undoubtedly be aiming for a back-to-back win. Looking at the club, it was only a year ago that we saw Chelsea’s new coach, Maurizio Sarri, make his debut with a 1-0 victory in a friendly match. Since then, Chelsea has only grown in strength visible through their strong performances in both the FA Cup and the Premier League.
Punters have the option not just to bet on the final winner of the FA Cup. Instead, they can take each game as it comes and bet on the correct score, whether both teams will score, or even on individual players and how they will perform. Quite a few bettors made big bucks through FA Cup betting when the Wolves, listed at 8/1 odds to win in 2019, defeated Liverpool in January. The Wolves have had a total of four Cup wins so far, with the last being in 1960. So, they have a lot to prove and thus make for an excellent betting choice for punters this year.
The team to beat in all of UK, Manchester City has been making huge waves across the various competitions they are a part of. Presently, they are the frontrunners with bookmakers to take home the FA Cup and if there is one team to back with free bets and offers, Manchester City it is. When you look at City’s overall wins, they have had 10 final appearances with five victories. However, listed at 5/2 odds, they are by far a favourite among all the other teams.
With a listing of 9/1 to take home the FA Cup, Manchester United needs a victory to show the world that they are capable of carrying forward their club legacy. They have had a whopping 20 appearances in the FA Cup finals with a total of 12 wins, the last being in 2016. The team came somewhat close to a final victory last year, and punters can undoubtedly bet on them going full force for the ultimate win this year.