Man City Made Cup Favourites

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: December 3 2012, 8:24 GMT

Manchester City are clear favourites for the FA Cup following the third-round draw.

Mancheste City won the FA Cup in 2011

Roberto Mancini's men, who lifted the cup in 2011, are in from a best of 6/1 to a general 11/2 after being drawn at home to Championship club Watford.

While City were handed a home tie, their main market rivals were all drawn away.

Manchester United head to West Ham, while holders Chelsea must travel to Southampton and the big duo are out to 13/2 and 15/2 respectively as a result.

Arsenal were declared the big losers in the draw, pushed out across the board after being sent to Swansea, a side who beat them 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday.

A best of 9/1 before the draw was made, they are out to a general 10/1.

Newcastle were also lengthened after been paired away to Brighton. BetVictor will now give you 33/1 about the Magpies, who lost at Brighton last season in the same competition.

In contrast, Everton were widely cut after they were drawn away to either Cheltenham or Hereford.

However, punters looking to back them at Coral's 16/1 should note that the Toffees have lost to Shrewsbury and Oldham in the third round under David Moyes.

Full third-round draw:

Crystal Palace v Stoke

Brighton v Newcastle

Tottenham v Coventry

Wigan v Bournemouth

Fulham v Blackpool

Aston Villa v Ipswich

Charlton v Huddersfield

Barrow/Macclesfield v Cardiff

Barnsley v Burnley

Manchester City v Watford

Swansea v Arsenal

Leicester v Burton

Millwall v Preston

Cheltenham/Hereford v Everton

Derby v Tranmere

Crawley v Reading

Aldershot v Rotherham/Notts County

Middlesbrough v Harrogate/Hastings

Accrington/Oxford v Sheffield United

Southampton v Chelsea

QPR v West Brom

Peterborough v Norwich

Lincoln/Mansfield v Liverpool

Bolton v Sunderland

Nottingham Forest v Oldham

West Ham v Manchester United

Hull v Leyton Orient

Blackburn v Bristol City

Leeds v Birmingham

Bury/Southend v Bradford/Brentford

Luton v Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

  • Ties to be played on January 5/6.