FA Cup Betting Tips

The FA Cup is an annual knockout football competition in English football. It is the oldest and most renowned national football competition in world football having first been played during the 1871-72 season.

The unique nature of the competition allows many smaller teams to go on fairy-tale runs until they face one of the giants of English football. The FA Cup is open to any eligible club from Level 10 of the English football league system with a record 763 clubs competing in 2011-12. 

The FA Cup final is contested at Wembley Stadium and the winner qualifies for the UEFA Europa League and a place in the FA Community Shield.

The 2019-20 FA Cup is the 139th edition of the tournament. It is sponsored by Emirates and known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship. Manchester City are the defending champions having beaten Watford 6-0 in the 2019 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 18 May 2019.

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FA Cup Betting Odds


All major bookmakers will offer FA Cup betting odds including FA Cup including outright markets such as FA Cup Winner and FA Cup Name The Semi Finalists. Individual FA Cup matches feature a number of betting odds including match winner, handicap, first goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, over/under 2.5 goals and BTTS.

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FA Cup Fixtures


Stay up to date with all the FA Cup fixtures to see who is playing and what teams might be resting key players. This is particularly applicable in the FA Cup Third Round which occurs in the first weekend of the new year.

The FA Cup Third Round comes after a heavy Christmas and New Year fixture schedule for English clubs who are likely to be battling injuries and players requiring a rest. Managers may choose to prioritise the league which can be great opportunities to find value in the FA Cup betting markets.

FA Cup Bet of the Day


Our FA Cup bet of the day could come from a number of FA Cup betting markets including win, draw, handicap, over/under 2.5 goals and player markets including first team goalscorer and anytime goalscorer.

FA Cup Highlights


Watch FA Cup highlights at The Emirates FA Cup YouTube Channel

FA Cup News


Get all the latest FA Cup news at the official FA website so you don't miss any important news that could affect your FA Cup betting.

FA Cup Social Media


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FA Cup History


The Football Association (FA) published the Laws of the Game of Association Football in 1863 to unify the different rules that had previously been in use. The first FA Cup began in November 1871 with Wanderers crowned the winners in the final on 16 March 1872 after thirteen games in all.

The FA Cup introduced qualifying rounds by the 1888-89 season. The 1923 FA Cup Final was the first final to be played at Wembley Stadium (then known as the Empire Stadium). In 1927 the FA Cup final saw "Abide with Me" sung for the first time which became a pre-match FA Cup tradition.

The FA Cup previously featured replays but extra time and penalties were introduced in 2000 to ensure the semi-final and final matches finish on the same day. The 2001-2006 FA Cup Finals were played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, returning to Wembley in 2007 after a major redevelopment.

FA Cup Results


Get all the FA Cup results including match stats and goalscorers. This can be particularly useful guides when transitioning back to betting on the English Premier League, English Championship, League One and League Two. 

FA Cup Winners, Final Score, Runners-up, Venue & Attendance


SeasonWinnersScoreRunners-upVenueAtt.
2019-20 tbc tbc tbc tbc tbc
2018-19 Manchester City 6-0 Watford Wembley 85,854
2017-18 Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United Wembley 87,647
2016-17 Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea Wembley 89,472
2015-16 Manchester United 2-1 Crystal Palace Wembley 88,619
2014-15 Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa Wembley 89,283
2013-14 Arsenal 3-2 Hull City Wembley 89,345
2012-13 Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City Wembley 86,254
2011-12 Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool Wembley 89,041
2010-11 Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City Wembley 88,643
2009-10 Chelsea 1-0 Portsmouth Wembley 88,335
2008-09 Chelsea 2-1 Everton Wembley 89,391
2007-08 Portsmouth 1-0 Wales Cardiff City Wembley 89,874
2006-07 Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United Wembley 89,826
2005-06 Liverpool 3-3 West Ham United Millennium Stadium 71,140
2004-05 Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United Millennium Stadium 71,876
2003-04 Manchester United 3-0 Millwall Millennium Stadium 71,350
2002-03 Arsenal 1-0 Southampton Millennium Stadium 73,726
2001-02 Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea Millennium Stadium 73,963
2000-01 Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal Millennium Stadium 72,500
1999-2000 Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa Wembley 78,217
1998-99 Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United Wembley 79,101
1997-98 Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United Wembley 79,183
1996-97 Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough Wembley 79,160
1995-96 Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool Wembley 79,007
1994-95 Everton 1-0 Manchester United Wembley 79,592
1993-94 Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea Wembley 79,634
1992-93 (R) Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday Wembley 62,267
1992-93 Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday Wembley 79,347
1991-92 Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland Wembley 80,000
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Nottingham Forest Wembley 80,000
1989-90 (R) Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace Wembley 80,000
1989-90 Manchester United 3-3 Crystal Palace Wembley 80,000
1988-89 Liverpool 3-2 Everton Wembley 82,500
1987-88 Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool Wembley 98,203
1986-87 Coventry City 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur Wembley 98,000
1985-86 Liverpool 3-1 Everton Wembley 98,000
1984-85 Manchester United 1-0 Everton Wembley 100,000
1983-84 Everton 2-0 Watford Wembley 100,000
1982-83 (R) Manchester United 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Wembley 100,000
1982-83 Manchester United 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Wembley 100,000
1981-82 (R) Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Queens Park Rangers Wembley 90,000
1981-82 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Queens Park Rangers Wembley 100,000
1980-81 (R) Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Manchester City Wembley 92,000
1980-81 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester City Wembley 100,000
1979-80 West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal Wembley 100,000
1978-79 Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United Wembley 100,000
1977-78 Ipswich Town 1-0 Arsenal Wembley 100,000
1976-77 Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool Wembley 100,000
1975-76 Southampton 1-0 Manchester United Wembley 100,000
1974-75 West Ham United 2-0 Fulham Wembley 100,000
1973-74 Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle United Wembley 100,000
1972-73 Sunderland 1-0 Leeds United Wembley 100,000
1971-72 Leeds United 1-0 Arsenal Wembley 100,000
1970-71 Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool Wembley 100,000
1969-70 (R) Chelsea 2-1 Leeds United Old Trafford 62,078
1969-70 Chelsea 2-2 Leeds United Wembley 100,000
1968-69 Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City Wembley 100,000
1967-68 West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Everton Wembley 100,000
1966-67 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea Wembley 100,000
1965-66 Everton 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday Wembley 100,000
1964-65 Liverpool 2-1 Leeds United Wembley 100,000
1963-64 West Ham United 3-2 Preston North End Wembley 100,000
1962-63 Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City Wembley 100,000
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Burnley Wembley 100,000
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Leicester City Wembley 100,000
1959-60 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Blackburn Rovers Wembley 100,000
1958-59 Nottingham Forest 2-1 Luton Town Wembley 100,000
1957-58 Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Manchester United Wembley 100,000
1956-57 Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United Wembley 100,000
1955-56 Manchester City 3-1 Birmingham City Wembley 100,000
1954-55 Newcastle United 3-1 Manchester City Wembley 100,000
1953-54 West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Preston North End Wembley 100,000
1952-53 Blackpool 4-3 Bolton Wanderers Wembley 100,000
1951-52 Newcastle United 1-0 Arsenal Wembley 100,000
1950-51 Newcastle United 2-0 Blackpool Wembley 100,000
1949-50 Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool Wembley 100,000
1948-49 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Leicester City Wembley 99,500
1947-48 Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool Wembley 99,000
1946-47 Charlton Athletic 1-0 Burnley Wembley 99,000
1945-46 Derby County 4-1 Charlton Athletic Wembley 98,000
1938-39 Portsmouth 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Wembley 99,370
1937-38 Preston North End 1-0 Huddersfield Town Wembley 93,497
1936-37 Sunderland 3-1 Preston North End Wembley 93,495
1935-36 Arsenal 1-0 Sheffield United Wembley 93,384
1934-35 Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 West Bromwich Albion Wembley 93,204
1933-34 Manchester City 2-1 Portsmouth Wembley 93,258
1932-33 Everton 3-0 Manchester City Wembley 92,950
1931-32 Newcastle United 2-1 Arsenal Wembley 92,298
1930-31 West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Birmingham Wembley 92,406
1929-30 Arsenal 2-0 Huddersfield Town Wembley 92,488
1928-29 Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Portsmouth Wembley 92,576
1927-28 Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Huddersfield Town Wembley 92,041
1926-27 Wales Cardiff City 1-0 Arsenal Wembley 91,206
1925-26 Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Manchester City Wembley 91,447
1924-25 Sheffield United 1-0 Wales Cardiff City Wembley 91,763
1923-24 Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa Wembley 91,695
1922-23 Bolton Wanderers 2-0 West Ham United Wembley 126,047[A]
1921-22 Huddersfield Town 1-0 Preston North End Stamford Bridge 53,000
1920-21 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Stamford Bridge 72,805
1919-20 Aston Villa 1-0 Huddersfield Town Stamford Bridge 50,018
1914-15 Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea Old Trafford 49,557
1913-14 Burnley 1-0 Liverpool Crystal Palace 72,778
1912-13 Aston Villa 1-0 Sunderland Crystal Palace 121,919
1911-12 (R) Barnsley 1-0 West Bromwich Albion Bramall Lane 38,555
1911-12 Barnsley 0-0 West Bromwich Albion Crystal Palace 54,556
1910-11 (R) Bradford City 1-0 Newcastle United Old Trafford 58,000
1910-11 Bradford City 0-0 Newcastle United Crystal Palace 69,068
1909-10 (R) Newcastle United 2-0 Barnsley Goodison Park 69,000
1909-10 Newcastle United 1-1 Barnsley Crystal Palace 77,747
1908-09 Manchester United 1-0 Bristol City Crystal Palace 71,401
1907-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Newcastle United Crystal Palace 74,697
1906-07 The Wednesday 2-1 Everton Crystal Palace 84,594
1905-06 Everton 1-0 Newcastle United Crystal Palace 75,609
1904-05 Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United Crystal Palace 101,117
1903-04 Manchester City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers Crystal Palace 61,374
1902-03 Bury 6-0 Derby County Crystal Palace 63,102
1901-02 (R) Sheffield United 2-1 Southampton Crystal Palace 33,068
1901-02 Sheffield United 1-1 Southampton Crystal Palace 76,914
1900-01 (R) Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Sheffield United Burnden Park 20,470
1900-01 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Sheffield United Crystal Palace 110,820
1899-1900 Bury 4-0 Southampton Crystal Palace 68,945
1898-99 Sheffield United 4-1 Derby County Crystal Palace 73,833
1897-98 Nottingham Forest 3-1 Derby County Crystal Palace 62,017
1896-97 Aston Villa 3-2 Everton Crystal Palace 65,891
1895-96 The Wednesday 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace 48,836
1894-95 Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion Crystal Palace 42,560
1893-94 Notts County 4-1 Bolton Wanderers Goodison Park 37,000
1892-93 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Everton Fallowfield Stadium 45,000
1891-92 West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Aston Villa Kennington Oval 32,810
1890-91 Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Notts County Kennington Oval 23,000
1889-90 Blackburn Rovers 4-0 The Wednesday Kennington Oval 20,000
1888-89 Preston North End 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Kennington Oval 22,000
1887-88 West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Preston North End Kennington Oval 19,000
1886-87 Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion Kennington Oval 15,500
1885-86 (R) Blackburn Rovers 2-0 West Bromwich Albion Racecourse Ground 12,000
1885-86 Blackburn Rovers 0-0 West Bromwich Albion Kennington Oval 15,000
1884-85 Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Scotland Queen's Park Kennington Oval 12,500
1883-84 Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Scotland Queen's Park Kennington Oval 4,000
1882-83 Blackburn Olympic 2-1 Old Etonians Kennington Oval 8,000
1881-82 Old Etonians 1-0 Blackburn Rovers Kennington Oval 6,500
1880-81 Old Carthusians 3-0 Old Etonians Kennington Oval 4,000
1879-80 Clapham Rovers 1-0 Oxford University Kennington Oval 6,000
1878-79 Old Etonians 1-0 Clapham Rovers Kennington Oval 5,000
1877-78 Wanderers 3-1 Royal Engineers Kennington Oval 4,500
1876-77 Wanderers 2-1 Oxford University Kennington Oval 3,000
1875-76 (R) Wanderers 3-0 Old Etonians Kennington Oval 1,500
1875-76 Wanderers 1-1 Old Etonians Kennington Oval 3,500
1874-75 (R) Royal Engineers 2-0 Old Etonians Kennington Oval 3,000
1874-75 Royal Engineers 1-1 Old Etonians Kennington Oval 2,000
1873-74 Oxford University 2-0 Royal Engineers Kennington Oval 2,000
1872-73 Wanderers 2-0 Oxford University Lillie Bridge 3,000
1871-72 Wanderers 1-0 Royal Engineers Kennington Oval 2,000

FA Cup Results by Team


ClubWinsRunners-upTotal finals
Arsenal 13 7 20
Manchester United 12 8 20
Chelsea 8 5 13
Tottenham Hotspur 8 1 9
Liverpool 7 7 14
Aston Villa 7 4 11
Newcastle United 6 7 13
Manchester City 6 5 11
Blackburn Rovers 6 2 8
Everton 5 8 13
West Bromwich Albion 5 5 10
Wanderers 5 0 5
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 4 8
Bolton Wanderers 4 3 7
Sheffield United 4 2 6
Sheffield Wednesday 3 3 6
West Ham United 3 2 5
Preston North End 2 5 7
Old Etonians 2 4 6
Portsmouth 2 3 5
Sunderland 2 2 4
Nottingham Forest 2 1 3
Bury 2 0 2
Huddersfield Town 1 4 5
Oxford University 1 3 4
Royal Engineers 1 3 4
Derby County 1 3 4
Leeds United 1 3 4
Southampton 1 3 4
Burnley 1 2 3
Cardiff City 1 2 3
Blackpool 1 2 3
Clapham Rovers 1 1 2
Notts County 1 1 2
Barnsley 1 1 2
Charlton Athletic 1 1 2
Old Carthusians 1 0 1
Blackburn Olympic 1 0 1
Bradford City 1 0 1
Ipswich Town 1 0 1
Coventry City 1 0 1
Wimbledon[B] 1 0 1
Wigan Athletic 1 0 1
Leicester City 0 4 4
Queen's Park 0 2 2
Birmingham City 0 2 2
Crystal Palace 0 2 2
Watford 0 2 2
Bristol City 0 1 1
Luton Town 0 1 1
Fulham 0 1 1
Queens Park Rangers 0 1 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 0 1 1
Middlesbrough 0 1 1
Millwall 0 1 1
Stoke City 0 1 1
Hull City 0 1 1

What is the FA Cup?

The FA Cup is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football.

When is the FA Cup?

The FA Cup runs from August to May each year.

How do you qualify for 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.

Who has won the FA Cup the most?

Arsenal are the most successful club in FA Cup history with 13 wins, Manchester United close behind with 12 wins.

How does FA Cup draw work?

The FA Cup draw sees the first six rounds making up the Qualifying Competition, from which 32 teams progress to the first round which includes the 48 professional teams from Leagues One and Two. The last clubs to enter are the Premier League and Championship clubs who join the draw for the Third Round.

How many rounds are in the FA Cup?

The FA Cup consists of 12 rounds followed by the semi-finals and the final.

Who sponsors the FA Cup?

The FA Cup has been sponsored since the start of the 1994-95 season. Sponsorship deals run for four years and can be extended for one year. Emirates Airline have been the FA Cup sponsor from 2015/16–2019/20 with the competition known as The Emirates FA Cup.

Which player has scored the most FA Cup goals?

Notts County's Harry Cursham has scored the most FA Cup goals, with 49 goals in 44 appearances from 1877-91. The closest anyone has come to breaking this record was Ian Rush who scored 44 FA Cup goals from 1979-98.

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