In the upcoming 2010-2011 English soccer season, the FA Cup – now in its 130th running – will see an impressive 759 clubs start the knock-out tournament, and can always be relied upon to be a highlight on the soccer calendar.
Defending Champions Chelsea, who beat Portsmouth last year in the final, are at $5.50 to etch their name into the cup for the third time in a row.
While it may seem a while away, Ladbrokes.com.au already has a market available for keen punters looking to get the benefit of early market odds, so do not miss out!
Defending Champions Chelsea, who beat Portsmouth last year in the final, are at $5.50 to etch their name into the cup for the third time in a row, and after their dominance in the English season last year could be a safe wager.
Other good punts are Manchester United at $6.50, with Manchester City and Arsenal at $7.50 and $8 respectively.
David Moyes, the boss at Everton, who are playing the Melbourne Hearts tonight, has voiced his desire to win silverware with the club – and the FA Cup is certainly a perfect target.
The last trophy the Toffees won was the 1995 FA Cup when they beat Alex Ferguson’s dominating Manchester United outfit against the odds, and so an Everton win at $21 could be rather lucrative.
However, the beauty of the FA Cup is it is any team’s game – and as the competition has shown in the past, sides from outside the Premiership can make it to the final, and as football fans know, it only takes one goal.
With this in mind, punters who pledge their allegiance to the smaller clubs should certainly put a dollar or two down to back them, as sides such as QPR in the Championship are at $151, whereas the Milton Keynes Dons in League One are at $501 – but you never know!
Kicking off on the 14th of August with the Extra Preliminary Round, the final will take place at the esteemed Wembley Stadium in the 14th of May, with the winners qualifying for the 2011-2012 UEFA Europa League.
The Premier League and Championship clubs do not come into the competition until the Third Round Proper, allowing the teams from the lesser club an opportunity to go further in the competition, and so sees the major sides start the 2010-2011 FA Cup on the 8th of January.
So if you want to back your favourite English football team, or think you have a good idea as to who will be lifting the FA Cup next May, do not wait any longer, and get the most lucrative early market soccer betting odds with Ladbrokes.com.au today!