FA Cup Predictions & Tips

FA Cup Betting Tips

Get the best FA Cup betting tips including individual matches and competition winner.

The 2020/21 FA Cup is the 140th edition of the tournament and also known as the Emirates FA Cup.

Premier League club Arsenal were the defending champions but were eliminated in the fourth round by Southampton. Chelsea take on Leicester in the 2020/21 final.

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Betting on the FA Cup

Betting on the FA Cup can be complicated due to teams from different divisions playing each other. Knowing the squads is essential for having success.

The FA Cup Third Round comes after a heavy Christmas and New Year fixture schedule for English clubs, many are often battling injuries and players needing a rest.

Managers may decide to prioritise the league which can be great opportunities to find value in the FA Cup betting markets.

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Get the best FA Cup betting odds including individual matches, tournament winner and to reach the final in the outright markets.


The FA Cup knockout competition features 124 teams, consisting of the 92 teams from the Football League system (20 teams from the Premier League and the 72 in total from the EFL Championship, EFL League One and EFL League Two).

The remaining 32 teams qualify from the 644 teams in the National League System.

The 48 teams in League One and League Two start in the first round. The 20 Premier League teams and 24 teams in the Championship enter in the third round.


The 2020/21 FA Cup knockout competition starts on Saturday 7 November 2020. The final will be held on Saturday 15 May 2021.

First Round Saturday 7 November 2020 40
Second Round Saturday 28 November 2020 20
Third Round Saturday 9 January 2021 32
Fourth Round Saturday 23 January 2021 16
Fifth Round Wednesday 10 February 2021 8
Quarter-Finals Saturday 20 March 2021 4
Semi-Finals Saturday 17 April 2021 2
Final Saturday 15 May 2021 1


When is the FA Cup being played?

The FA Cup is being played from 31 August 2020 to 15 May 2021.

Who qualifies for the FA Cup?

Qualification for the FA Cup is open to any eligible club from Level 10 of the English football league system and all 92 professional clubs in the Premier Leagueand the English Football League. 

Non-League teams in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System (Levels 5 to 10) also qualify for the FA Cup.