FA Cup Predictions & Betting Tips
FA Cup Betting Tips
Our FA Cup tips and predictions will keep you in the loop with the latest action and information as the games come in thick and fast. On this page, you’ll be able to find out how to live stream upcoming matches, which markets to wager on, as well as which bets to punt on, amongst other things.
The 2019/20 FA Cup tournament is well under way, and with it, all the mesmerising matchups between the best and worst of top-flight English football. We’ll have all the best FA Cup tips covered across every single game of the competition. In the last few years, Premier League giants have flexed their muscles, evident in centurions Manchester City’s 6-0 hammering of Watford in the 2019 final in what was the Citizen’s final trophy claim in a treble-clinching season; this was preceded by Chelsea’s dominant display to win the 2018 edition of the Cup. Unfortunately for the likes of Shrewsbury Town, Norwich City and Portsmouth, the stars seem to be aligned for another ‘Big Six’ champion.
This season, our FA Cup tips are forecasting Manchester City to retain the trophy, which should somewhat appease the fans after what has been a disappointing season for Pep Guardiola’s team, languishing behind runaway league leaders Liverpool.
The contenders to the reigning Premier League champs will be the usual suspects – Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United – with the addition of the ever-resurgent Leicester City.
What are the most popular FA Cup bets?
Alongside the various odds. FA Cup tips and betting markets, there are also plenty of bets to place. From outright bets that allow you to forecast which team will emerge with the bragging rights, to first scorer and even how many yellow cards the match will see, you can wager on a whole host of bets. Whether it’s before the game or live, in-play, a betting accumulator or a pick six, you could be in for some major cash in hand, should you play your cards right.
The most popular bets are usually full-time result wagers, BTTS, accumulators and correct scores – although we post a wider range of tips including total corners, anytime scorer and many others.
When it comes to match previews, we’ll cover each and every game in the latter stages right up to the final – so there’s sure to be a tip or two that takes your fancy.
2019/2020 FA Cup
- Country: England
- Founded: 1871
- Reigning Champions: Manchester City
- Most Championships: Arsenal (13)
- 2019/2020 Dates: 10 August 2019 – 1 August 2020
- Website: thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/
FA Cup FAQ’s
What channel is the FA Cup on?
BBC and BT Sport both have rights to broadcast the majority of the 2019/20 FA Cup fixtures – both live games and replays. This can be accessed on TV’s, tablets and phone services through the BBC and BT Sport app on the go to make for an easier footballing experience. Also available on web applications and desktops, this means that wherever you are watching from – on the tube, out and about or from the comfort of your home – you won’t be missing a single moment of the drama.
How can I live stream the FA Cup?
Many FA Cup ties are live streamed online with Bet365, which is great news for football fans everywhere. With some of the best players and clubs in the world over on show, England’s premier knock-out competition always provides some unforgettable and unmissable moments every season – and you can catch it all live online or in the app.
To watch and bet on these FA Cup fixtures LIVE this season at Bet365, simply go to the website and place a bet on the fixture you want to watch. You can then view the game as it happens, including all league fixtures involving the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
What’s the history of the FA Cup?
First bought into inception during the 1871-72 season, the FA Cup – known officially as the Football Association Challenge Cup – has been a hallmark of the annual football season long before the introduction of domestic leagues.
As such, it’s growing popularity with clubs outside the highest division of football, from League One to the Championship, is not surprising at all.
The club that holds the most FA Cup winners medals is Arsenal (13), with Premier League rivals Manchester United not far behind (12). In their wake, Chelsea and Tottenham both have 8 medals, while Liverpool, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Manchester City trail behind.
The ‘magic of the cup’ is a phrase often passed around, and rightly so given that the tournament has been won 10 times by teams outside the top division; the most recent being in 1980 when West Ham United toppled Arsenal.
The FA Cup is the world’s oldest competition, with the first game being played in the winter – November, to be exact – of 1871.
Over the years, 43 teams have claimed FA Cup glory. None more so, however, than Arsenal, who have won the tournament a record 13 times.
Kevin Moran holds the unfortunate record of being the first man to have been sent off in an FA Cup final, who saw red in 1985 playing for Manchester United.
It wouldn’t be an FA Cup final fact-check without Didier Drogba. Indeed, the Chelsea forward holds the accolade of having scored in four different finals.
Sticking with the blues, Chelsea were the last team to win the Cup at the old Wembley, and the first team to win at the new Wembley.
Operating as the unluckiest club in the history of the FA Cup, Leicester City have made it all the way to four finals only to fall flat at the final hurdle each time.