21/22 FA Cup Predictions & Betting Tips
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After a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Chelsea, Liverpool became the first side to win both domestic cups in the same season on multiple occasions.
Jurgen Klopp became the first ever German manager to lift the trophy and the first manager in Liverpool’s history to win the league title, the League Cup, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Chelsea also became the first ever side to lose the FA Cup final in three consecutive seasons. Overall, the 2021/2022 edition was a tournament for firsts.
But who will be lifting the trophy this time around? Well, perhaps unsurprisingly given their dominance in domestic football, Manchester City and Liverpool are the clear favourites and they’ll be hoping to descend upon Wembley at least once more in 2023.
Beyond those, the usual suspects of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are expected to compete, while Antonio Conte will hope to end Tottenham Hotspur’s long wait for a trophy.
We’ll be here from the early rounds to give you our best predictions and tips, backed up with the latest stats and data and curated by our Squawka Bet experts, from the First Round right through to the Wembley final.
FA Cup 2022/2023 Key Dates
When does Squawka release it’s FA Cup Predictions 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.
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.
In the latter end of the tournament, you’ll want to check out our more wholesale, outright markets, such as knockout betting from the round of 16 onward through to the final itself.
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FA Cup Accumulators
As the FA Cup has set weekends in the early stages of the competitions, 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 the Middlesbrough vs Manchester United game, as well as project over 2.5 goals scored in the clash between Liverpool and Cardiff 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.
Indeed, once the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea get thrown into the mix during Round Three – the potential for high scoring games increases, and not merely because of the talent on the pitch, hence the interest in over 2.5 goals scored.
As seen in the Premier League this season (see Arsenal vs Brentford), writing off newly-promoted sides or teams from lower leagues is not something the bigger prospects will want to be doing in a hurry.
‘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 edge towards the business end, 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 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. 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.
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, 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, 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…
|Bet365||Early Payout||With an early payout on offer, you can ensure that whether the pendulum swings one way or the other, you’ll still have the chance to claim your winnings.|
|Paddy Power||Live Streaming||Paddy Power’s live streaming services are next to none, even when it comes to FA Cup matches. You can watch the game and bet live.|
|Ladbrokes||Odds Boost||Ladbrokes offer an odds boost on any odds of your choice once you sign up, increasing the potential for big payouts regardless of whether the score lines are unpredictable.|
|888Sport||In-Play Betting||888Sport allows for in-play betting, live, as the game unfolds, boosting your chances of emerging with cash in hand even if the match goes back and forth.|
|Unibet||Betting Markets||Unibet has a diverse array of betting markets to wager on when it comes to FA Cup betting, so whatever you bet on, you could still win big.|
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.
- Champions League
- Europa League
- League Cup
- Europa League
- Serie A
- La Liga
- Nations League
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.