Everton cut for FA Cup glory

  • Last Updated: January 26 2014, 19:06 GMT

Sky Bet have cut Everton to 5/1 for the FA Cup after the previous top four in the betting were drawn together.

Everton are smiling after the FA Cup fifth round draw
Everton are smiling after the FA Cup fifth round draw

Roberto Martinez was delighted with his side as they swept past Stevenage in the fourth round, and their reward for doing so is a home tie with 33/1 chances Swansea.

Everton are now challenging for second-favouritism after Manchester City were drawn to host Chelsea while Liverpool must travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.

City remain as the 3/1 favourites with Arsenal just ahead of Everton in the outright market at 9/2.

Chelsea and Liverpool can be backed at 6/1 and 7/1 respectively.

Several other ties involve two teams who've been cut. One such example is Sunderland v Southampton, with Sunderland into 25/1 and Saints now 10/1.

Cardiff are 33/1 ahead of their clash with holders Wigan, who can be backed at 100/1 for an unlikely repeat. Hull are 25/1 ahead of a trip to Brighton, while Fulham will face either Nottingham Forest or Preston if they come through a replay with Sheffield United and are 40/1.


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On Saturday, Sky Bet football punters were celebrating as the 11 best-backed teams on the coupon all won.

Sunderland, Liverpool, Everton and Southampton all eased to victory in the FA Cup but the layers almost got a surprise favour from Manchester City, who were 2-0 down at half-time in their clash with Watford.

However, a second-half hat-trick from Sergio Aguero helped Manuel Pellegrini's side advance.

"So far 2014 has been a great year for our customers and the FA Cup is the latest reason for them to cheer with all the popular selections winning," said Sky Bet's Marcus Berry.


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