Man City odds-on for FA Cup

Manchester City are now odds-on favourites to win the FA Cup after being paired with holders Wigan in the quarter-finals.

Last Updated: 16/02/14 at 18:56 Post Comment

Manchester City knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup

Manchester City knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup

Manchester City are now odds-on favourites to win the FA Cup with Sky Bet after being paired with holders Wigan in the quarter-finals.

Manuel Pellegrini's had initially been cut to 6/4 in the outright market after beating Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday night but their chances of glory increased when being handed what would seem to be a favourable home tie with Sky Bet Championship opposition.

The Latics (66/1) of course shocked City, who are 10/11 with Sky Bet, 1-0 in last year's final thanks to a late header from Ben Watson in what proved Roberto Mancini's last match in charge of the Manchester club, but few will expect a repeat result this time.

Two of City's biggest remaining rivals in the draw - Arsenal and Everton - will meet in the quarter-finals at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners gained revenge over Liverpool for last weekend's 5-1 Premier League thrashing at Anfield with a 2-1 home victory on Sunday and they are second favourites at 11/4.

Everton are unsurprisingly next in the betting at 5/1 having seen off Swansea 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Sunderland, who will next meet Brighton (50/1) or Hull (18/1), are 16/1 while Sheffield United have been cut to 80/1 by Ladbrokes after beating Nottingham Forest to set up a quarter-final with either Sheffield Wednesday (125/1) or Charlton (150/1).

Draw:

Arsenal v Everton
Brighton/Hull v Sunderland
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday/Charlton
Manchester City v Wigan

  • Matches to be played over the weekend of March 8-9.

  • Posted at 1850 GMT on 16/02/2014.


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