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United up for the cup as City Quad disappears

February 20th, 2018 Football, News & Events, Press Release

Manchester United are the new favourites for the FA Cup following the elimination of Manchester City.

City were the short price favourites for the cup, which was one leg of the Quadruple – which they were just 10/1 to complete.

But instead of booking their place in the last eight, Wigan claimed a 1-0 win – courtesy of Will Grigg, to secure their place in the last eight.

“Nobody saw this coming, but the Bookmakers are rubbing their hands – and few would have been celebrating more than the Bookies, a 300/1 gamble on the Quad coming down to 10/1, and then on the night – Wigan as large as 22/1 just to win the match pull of one of the biggest shocks in recent times,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.

“City going out has now opened up the competition with United, Spurs and Chelsea the three clear favourites to lift the trophy and there is not much to choose between those.

“After that we have Leicester who are hitting good form – but if you believe the unthinkable could happen and one of the two League One clubs left in could win, then Wigan are 40/1 whilst Rochdale – who meet Tottenham in a replay – are 2500/1.”

Selected FA Cup odds:
Manchester United 2/1
Tottenham Hotspur 9/4
Chelsea 4/1
Leicester City 8/1
Southampton 12/1
Swansea City 25/1
Brighton & Hove Albion 33/1
Wigan 40/1
Sheffield Wednesday 100/1
Rochdale 2500/1