The English FA Cup is the oldest knockout competition in world football with the first final decided at the end of the 1871/72 season. As it approaches its 150th anniversary, the trophy remains as one of the most sought after in the game with the best sides in England producing some competitive and thrilling action.
The competition actually starts several months ahead of the final with all clubs who are affiliated to the Football Association taking part. As the FA Cup reaches the later rounds, the matches become more intense and that’s when it becomes one of the busiest areas of our sportsbook.
Extensive betting options are in place for the FA Cup and, with Unibet TV on standby, you can take in some of the best live action that English football can provide.
Arsenal won their 13th FA Cup trophy at the end of the 2016/17 season to set a new record. The Gunners are the most successful side in the tournament’s history and they always attract interest in the outright FA Cup betting markets.
Elsewhere, many of the greats of English football are also listed as multiple FA Cup winners. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all likely options in those outright markets.
While those preliminary rounds start in the English summer, clubs from the top two tiers of English football start their own campaigns in the New Year. From the third round onwards, the big teams get involved but Unibet will have sportsbook options and live streamed coverage for much of the competition.
The FA Cup wouldn’t be the same without an upset along the way. This is knockout football and that means that the best clubs in the game can be victims of a giant killing. Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Spurs, Liverpool and more have all fallen foul of shock results against lower ranked opposition.
Perhaps the biggest upset in recent FA Cup history came in the 2013 final when Manchester City faced Wigan Athletic. Both teams were Premier League sides at the time but while City were title chasers, Wigan would go on to be relegated at the end of that campaign. The big outsiders came through thanks to Ben Watson’s injury time goal which handed Wigan the trophy in their first ever final.
25 years earlier, lowly Wimbledon won the 1988 final by beating Liverpool with that same, 1-0 scoreline. Those are among the biggest FA Cup final shocks but there have been notable upsets in the earlier rounds too with many of the big top flight clubs falling victim to the ‘minnows’ of English football.
The betting community is always keen to look for a potential upset with long odds available for those clubs who can come through to produce a shock result. It’s all part of the appeal of the FA Cup but there are more markets to consider ahead of each game
Accessing Unibet TV’s FA Cup Stream
Along with the outright FA Cup winner and the result market for each match, Unibet can provide hundreds of markets for the big FA Cup games. Both Teams to Score is one of the more popular prop bets while Total Goals, Correct Score and individual goal scorer betting will also attract interest.
Handicaps are quoted and any football match provides options for in play stakes. When viewing Unibet TV, live odds are updated as the game progresses and that helps bettors make informed decisions in those live markets.
That live action can be streamed directly to a desktop PC, laptop or mobile device so it’s a flexible platform and the choice of viewing is completely yours.
The live stream can be accessed by all Unibet customers and the requirements are very simple. No subscription is required and all that we ask is that you have funds in your account before looking to view. Alternatively, the stream is available as long as you have placed a cash bet within the previous 24 hours.
Once on board, the best of the FA Cup action is at your fingertips so, whether you’re hoping for an upset or, you’re looking for an entertaining tie between two of the bigger sides, Unibet TV has you covered.