FA Cup winner odds and offers: City favourites to win 2020-21 crown, Man Utd trail Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham

FA CUP football returns this weekend with 64 sides in third-round action and still in with a shout of winning the 2020-21 competition.

There is, however, one standout favourite to secure the coveted silverware and bookmakers Paddy Power think that's Manchester City.


Pep Guardiola's side, who beat Watford 6-0 in the 2018-19 final, have been installed as 3/1 favourites.

The Citizens start their campaign with a home fixture against Championship Birmingham on Sunday and are fully expected to ease through to the fourth-round draw.

Eight-time winners Chelsea are second in the betting market at 13/2 with Liverpool, who haven't won the FA Cup since 2006, a fraction behind at 7/1.

Jurgen Klopp was once accused of 'killing the FA Cup' when choosing to field youngsters during a replay with Shrewsbury.

The German decided to skip the match altogether because it fell during the Premier League's winter break.

FA Cup winner 2020-21 odds – Paddy Power

  • Manchester City – 3/1
  • Chelsea – 13/2
  • Liverpool – 7/1
  • Tottenham – 7/1
  • Manchester United – 9/1
  • Arsenal – 11/1
  • Everton – 16/1
  • Leicester – 20/1
  • Wolves – 25/1
  • Southampton – 25/1
  • West Ham – 25/1

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But another fourth-round entry beckons for the Premier League champions with opponents Aston Villa preparing to field a team of youngsters after a "significant" Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are also priced at 7/1 while Manchester United are further back still at 9/1.

Arsenal are the most successful side in the competition's 140-year history having won it 14 times, with seven runners up medals.

Mikel Arteta's holders start welcome Newcastle to the Emirates on Saturday evening and are a double-figure 11/1 to defend their crown.

At slightly larger prices come Everton and Leicester, who are 16/1 and 20/1 respectively.

The Toffees last won the FA Cup in 1995 with a Wembley victory over Manchester United, but Brendan Rodgers' Foxes have never won the competition – losing in all four of their finals.

Wolves, Southampton and West Ham are are all locked together at 25/1 and non-league Marine are a full 3000/1.

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