23/24 FA Cup Final Predictions & Betting Tips

Does anything beat the ‘magic’ of the FA Cup? Join the Squawka Bet team of experts in analysing the 2023/2024 competition and get the latest predictions, offers and betting tips for the oldest national competition in world football.


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FA Cup 2023/2024

We’re only in the final stages of qualifying for the FA Cup at the time of writing, but that doesn’t stop us from getting excited for the competition to hot up later in the year. The First Round Proper gets underway in November, with the Premier League and Championship clubs joining in the fun in January as we reach Round Three.

Manchester City are the early favourites to retain the FA Cup this year after lifting the trophy for the seventh time in their history last year on the way to an historical Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup Treble – something achieved only once before by cross-town rivals Manchester United.

It was the Red Devils that City edged out in the Wembley final, but Erik ten Hag’s men will be keen to make amends this season having already tasted silverware last term by beating Newcastle United in the EFL Cup Final.

After a trophyless campaign last time out, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that Liverpool cause more of a threat in the FA Cup this year. The Reds were beaten by Brighton & Hove Albion in Round Four last year, but were holders of the trophy prior to that having beaten Chelsea in the final back in 2022.

Among the other frontrunners are the London trio of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. The Gunners may have their sights set on bigger things after finishing second last term to return to the Champions League, whereas the other two sides have no European football to focus on this time around so may be targeting domestic silverware as a pirority.

FA Cup Outright Odds

Club Sky Bet
Manchester City 7/2
Liverpool 8/1
Manchester United  8/1
Chelsea 9/1
Arsenal 9/1
Newcastle 10/1
Tottenham 12/1
Brighton 16/1
Aston Villa 20/1
West Ham 25/1
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FA Cup 2023/2024 Key Dates

Event Date
First Round  4th November 2023
Second Round  2nd December 2023
Third Round  6th January 2024
Fourth Round  27th January 2024
Fifth Round  28th February 2024
Quarter Final 16th March 2024
Semi Final 20th April 2024
Final 25th May 2024

When does Squawka release its FA Cup Predictions?

Fear not, for Squawka release their FA Cup projections and tips at least 48 hours in advance of each and every game. 

With an expert team of writers on hand providing in-depth knowledge of both EPL & EFL teams, we’ll deliver the best stats-driven tips for every round of the FA Cup right through to the final itself.

You’ll be getting the best statistical analysis on all the teams involved as well as our own appreciation and perception so you can place informed bets well ahead of kick-off. 

Our writers will then kick-start the whole process again ahead of the next round of games.

What betting markets are popular for the FA Cup?

When it comes to FA Cup betting, there are plenty of markets that lend themselves to the action, made all the more exciting by the knock-out nature of the competition.

As with most tournaments, there are a few to keep an eye on. For instance, the correct score bet. This is a particularly fascinating one, especially for the FA Cup, because the pendulum can swing either way very quickly during games, such is the magic of the competition. It is worth noting, though, that correct score betting often only counts for 90 minutes unless stated otherwise — not including extra-time.

You can, however, take a look at some of the other markets to make this choice, from first scorer, to total goals scored, as well as reading our FA Cup predictions to make a more informed choice. 

Should you not be able to choose a single market, our FA Cup accumulator may interest you (read on below for more information), offering the opportunity to wager across several markets.

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FA Cup Accumulators 

As the FA Cup has set weekends, there is opportunity aplenty to try your hand at football accumulator betting 

With accumulator betting, you grow your odds while staking an interest in a multitude of games, perfect for the FA Cup.

For instance, if you wanted to bet on the total number of corners in an Manchester United vs West Ham game, as well as project over 2.5 goals scored in a clash between Bristol City and Manchester City, you could. You could also add to this and gain either a six-fold or a ten-fold acca across the FA Cup tips. 

Over 2.5 goals

The chances of high-scoring games between the giants of the Cup and the so-called little teams makes this particular betting market a highly attractive one, even amidst our FA Cup predictions.

‘To go through’ Bets

If you’re looking for a little wiggle room when it comes to outright FA Cup betting then this’ll be the market for you.

Here you’ll have the simple task of betting on which team makes it through to the next round, with no pressure of guessing score-lines, or, indeed, scorers. 

As the FA Cup hots up and we get into the ‘Proper’ rounds, this bet may become more practical, with only the best teams playing for Cup glory. 

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 in the Third Round, 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. LiveScore Bet 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.

This Week’s FA Cup Predictions

The FA Cup takes place throughout the English football season, starting with the preliminary rounds in August, welcoming 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, FA Cup odds and data ahead of each individual fixture.

Best bookmakers for Betting on the FA Cup

With our FA Cup predictions today pretty much pointing to another unpredictable, entertaining tournament, it may be a good shout to bet and claim your payout early with some of the best bookmakers in the business.

So, we’ve taken a look at five of the best bookies doing it well in the realm of FA Cup betting listed for you to check out below…

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 continental 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.