FA Cup Predictions & Betting Tips

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FA Cup Betting Tips

Long live the FA Cup. Whilst perhaps among an older generation it is most fondly remembered for muddy pitches being invaded by adoring fans after a cup upset for a lower league minnow, among the younger generation this competition will never cease to provide incredible giant-killings and memories year upon year.

Although the likes of the Premier League and the Champions League have unquestionably overtaken the FA Cup in terms of stature for the biggest clubs in the country, there is still a definite romanticism about club football’s oldest competition that never fails to capture the imagination of supporters at clubs from every step of England’s football pyramid.

The latter stages have been dominated by the biggest clubs in the country in recent years with Arsenal winning four of the last seven editions of the tournament and the other three being shared by Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. However, it’s the earlier rounds that tend to garner the attention, when lower league clubs can pit themselves against the glamour and glitz of these Premier League superstars.

But rest assured, from the early rounds to the showpiece Wembley final the Squawka Bet experts will be on hand to offer up their knowledge with tips, offers, stats and plenty more, this season and every season in the FA Cup.

When do you release your FA Cup Predictions?

We try to keep on top of our FA Cup predictions and tips ahead of each round of fixtures and look to get our tips live up to 48 hours before the kick-off time.

Our expertise doesn’t just take in Premier League teams but we also have a wealth of knowledge of EFL teams, meaning we can bring you the best stats-driven tips from every round of the FA Cup right through to the final and with the data we have available, you can rest assured that our tips are backed up by statistical evidence as well as our own appreciation and perception of the teams involved.

Today’s FA Cup betting tips

Looking for tips on the FA Cup ties taking place today or in the coming days? We’ve got you covered with our latest match tips above, hand-picked by our English football experts and taking form, value and data into account.

All of our tips across every league and competition are powered by Opta data and our own expertise and come from a huge variety of different markets from your straight Win-Draw-Win tips right through to the more obscure markets, including player stats bets (when they are available).

FA Cup Inplay betting tips

In play betting has become a go-to for punters in recent years, with many firms offering cash-out bets, live in-play odds and in the FA Cup’s case, you can even watch live matches with some firms as you place your in-play bets – proof if it was ever needed that we are living in a truly remarkable time for sports betting.

So if you think there’s a chance that the plucky underdog can knock out the Premier League giant based on the early stages of a Third Round tie, you can bet on that with a few simple taps of your phone on your chosen app. There are plenty of other markets to choose from when it comes to In Play betting though, including which team will score next, which player will score next, whether there will be a goal before a certain time in the game, and so many more. BetVictor and Sky Bet are among the bookmakers to offer inplay bets.

Full Time Results

Full time result markets can often offer more to the punter than in straight Premier League games. Occasionally, you’ll find top level teams fielding weaker sides, which could give you the advantage when it comes to the value of the odds on their opponent to win the game.

In this bet, you’re simply better on which team you believe will win the match and it should not be confused with a correct score bet, where you are betting on the exact full-time scoreline at the end of 90 minutes.

Both Teams to Score

Along with Full Time Result bets, both teams to score bets remain incredibly popular with punters, particularly for accumulator bets on a packed slate of FA Cup fixtures in the earlier rounds.

In this bet, you’re simply backing both the home team and the away team to score and the actual final outcome isn’t relevant. You want to look for teams with high numbers of goals both scored and conceded to add to your both teams to score coupon.

BTTS & Win

One bet that has become more popular in recent years and is a particularly noteworthy market for FA Cup fixtures is the match result and both teams to score market. If you fancy a high-scoring lower-league outfit to get on the scoresheet against a stronger team but still come up short, you can often get great value in this market. Combine two or three for a multiple and you will find some really interesting longshot bets in this market.

BTTS in Both Halves

And another bet that keeps that both teams to score theme in mind is the BTTS in Both Halves bet, which has become popular on social media as accumulators in this bet, with the large odds afforded on them, can often throw up huge winners. Refrain from placing this bet on teams that aren’t particularly high-scoring and defensively weak though as it takes some doing for both teams to find the net in both halves of a match.

Over 2.5 Goals

If you are expecting goals to be scored, another route to take is the Over 2.5 goals bet. Of course, this means that you’re missing out if the game ends 1-1, but a thumping victory of 3-0 or more means you don’t need to worry about the other team scoring for this bet to come in. Alternatively, you can also back Under 2.5 goals, if two teams that are struggling for goals are facing off. You can change the parameters on the number of goals too – over 3.5 goals in that much anticipated thriller anyone?

Anytime Goalscorer

You can now back a player not only to score the first goal in a game, but you can back them to score last, in a specific half, or indeed at any time. Backing a player to score at any time does give you a little more comfort, knowing that no matter the current scoreline, as long as your player is on the pitch your bet can still win. However, the odds are usually shorter in this scenario.


There are also markets now available on bookings in FA Cup fixtures. Not only can you bet on specific players to pick up a yellow or red card, but you can also back a certain team to receive more or fewer cards than their opponents and the total amount of cards shown within a game.

Corners Taken

Similarly, you can now place bets on which teams will win more corners in a match and bet on the amount of corners, usually in an Under/Over market, will be taken in any given FA Cup fixtures. Both corners and cards markets have become more popular in recent years with the dawn of requested bets, where you can combine a few different picks from different markets within the same fixture for a huge bet on the same game.

FA Cup Odds

Looking for the best possible value odds on your FA Cup bet on today’s fixtures? Then our excellent comparison tool below has you covered.

Not only can you check the bets available on any given match in the FA Cup or indeed a number of competitions from across the globe, but by locating the bet you’re looking for you can immediately compare the odds on offer for your selection from a raft of different sportsbooks. How good is that?

The ‘1×2’ box being selected means that the straight match result tips will be shown, but by clicking that box you will be able to see a drop down list with all the other markets available, including Both Teams To Score and Double Chance. Once you have chosen the market you’re interested in and made your selection within that market, then the tool will show, in real time, what the odds for that bet are with all the available betting sites and apps. Any changes in the market are immediately reflected too, so you’re getting the best available value at that specific time, no matter what your bet is.

What makes this tool even better is that once you’ve decided on your bet, clicking the selection will load it up in your betslip on the bookmaker’s website leaving you just one click away from your bet being placed. Plus, if you don’t already have an account, you can sign up and take advantage of one of the excellent new customer offers on hand before you place your bet safe in the knowledge that you’re getting the best available price.

This Week’s FA Cup Predictions

The FA Cup takes place throughout the English football season, starting with the preliminary rounds in August, welcome EFL clubs from League One and Two in November, adding Premier League and Championship clubs in January and then reaching the final in May.

Each and every round we will look to bring your our best bets and tips and we will look to have these live at least 48 hours in advance. You can find out the latest tips at the top of this very page and by heading to the match centre, you can find bespoke match previews with all of the stats, odds and data ahead of each individual fixture.


Looking for some FA Cup betting offers? Every match from the 3rd round onwards will include special price boosts with a handful of bookmakers, while later in the tournament in particular you will find huge boosted prices for new customers only, offering you a big pay-out of free bets for a very small stake indeed.

If none of these take your fancy, you can always look into the free bet offers that are available regularly for new customers with these same brands. If you already have an account, some firms will allow you to get price boosts each and every day to use how you choose – or to select from a handful on a particular fixture or tournament such as the FA Cup.

FA Cup Accumulator

The FA Cup might be one of the best competitions possible when it comes to accumulator betting. Usually, most games in each round are played over the same weekend (replays not permitting), meaning you can back a raft of different bets in the same or different markets for huge profits – or smaller profits if you’re after backing the favourites, especially in a cup competition where there can be huge gulfs in class between separate teams.

For the uninitiated, an accumulator bet combines several different selections for a larger odds multiple bet. There are few limits here – you can bet on a huge selection of markets, even combining different markets on the same bet if you like and they are very popular for a reason, as punters enjoy watching their bets roll in as the goals fly in over a day or two of FA Cup action!

Best Bookmakers for FA Cup

There are different reasons and different pros and cons surrounding each and every bookmaker that you can place FA Cup bets with, so you might want to consider what is most important thing for your own needs. Is it live streaming, the best available odds, an easy to use app, or something different?

You’ll find FA Cup odds available with every bookmaker this season, but some of the best available are as follows:

Which other competitions do you offer tips for?

Of course our tips aren’t just limited to the FA Cup. Indeed, we offer tips for the other major British competitions including the Premier League, the Scottish Premiership, the Championship and the EFL Cup. We also look across Europe, not just for contintental tournaments like the Champions LEague and Europa League but also for the major domestic leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany amongst others.

FA Cup Offers & Free Bets

The FA Cup throws up some very interesting matches in every round, so you can be sure to find huge boosted odds for new customers and we’ll keep you on top of the latest in the way of these enticing offers here.

Meanwhile, you can always rely on the bookmakers’ free bet offers if none of these price boosts take your fancy, with most sportsbooks offering new customers the chance to increase their playing funds by offering matched deposit bonuses and the likes.