Man City evens for FA Cup

  • Last Updated: February 18 2014, 9:36 GMT

Manchester City are now even-money favourites to win the FA Cup after being paired with holders Wigan in the quarter-finals.

Manchester City knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup
Manchester City knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup

Manuel Pellegrini's had initially been cut to 6/4 in the outright market after beating Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday night but their chances of glory increased when being handed what would seem to be a favourable home tie with Sky Bet Championship opposition.

The Latics (66/1) of course shocked City, who are now a best of evens with Ladbrokes, 1-0 in last year's final thanks to a late header from Ben Watson in what proved Roberto Mancini's last match in charge of the Manchester club, but few will expect a repeat result this time.

Two of City's biggest remaining rivals in the draw - Arsenal and Everton - will meet in the quarter-finals at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners gained revenge over Liverpool for last weekend's 5-1 Premier League thrashing at Anfield with a 2-1 home victory on Sunday and they are second favourites at 3/1.

Everton are unsurprisingly next in the betting at 7/1 with bet365 having seen off Swansea 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Sunderland, who will next meet Brighton (55/1) or Hull (25/1), are 16/1 while Sheffield United have been cut to 100/1 by Ladbrokes after beating Nottingham Forest to set up a quarter-final with either Sheffield Wednesday (125/1) or Charlton (150/1).

Man City were 40/1 with BetVictor, Coral and Paddy Power to win the quadruple after defeating Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday evening - but having been drawn with Wigan in the quarter-finals the best odds available are now 33/1 with BetVictor.

City host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League round 16 tie on Tuesday night and also have a date with Sunderland in the final of the Capital One Cup to look forward to.

Pellegrini's side sit third in the Premier League but are just three points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.


Arsenal v Everton
Brighton/Hull v Sunderland
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday/Charlton
Manchester City v Wigan

  • Matches to be played over the weekend of March 8-9.

  • Posted at 1850 GMT on 16/02/2014.