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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Manchester City 5-2 favourites to lift FA Cup

No problems for Chelsea

Marcos Alonso's free kick sealed a comfortable 3-0 win for Chelsea against Newcastle
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After Newport's draw with Tottenham and Liverpool's home defeat to West Brom on Saturday, there were no such problems for the favourites in Sunday's FA Cup ties.

Chelsea are 4-1 to win the trophy after easing past Newcastle 3-0 at Stamford Bridge while Manchester City won 2-0 away to Sky Bet Championship promotion hopefuls Cardiff.

The Citizens ticked off another fixture in their pursuit of four major trophies this season and they head the FA Cup market before the draw for the fifth round takes place at 7.20pm on Monday, live on BBC1.

Pep Guardiola's side are 5-2 with Manchester United 7-2 and Tottenham, who face a replay against League Two Newport, 11-2.

The top four take out a major chunk of the market and Leicester, 5-1 winners over Peterborough in the fourth round, are next in the betting at 16-1.

Betfred and BoyleSports go 16-1 that Manchester City win the quadruple this term and Kevin de Bruyne, who opened the scoring at Cardiff with a cute free kick, is 1-3 with Betfred to be named PFA Player of the Year.

Sky Bet make an all-Manchester final 6-1 and offer the same price about City taking on Chelsea at Wembley on May 19.

Last season's FA Cup winners Arsenal failed to make it past the third round this term but Coral have cut the Gunners from 5-1 to 7-2 to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez before the end of the January transfer window.

Mahrez is 6-1 to join Liverpool and 20-1 to complete a switch to Chelsea before the transfer deadline.

Liverpool's 3-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday featured several decisions involving VAR with many criticising various aspects of the system but Hills are almost certain it will be coming to a Premier League ground next season.

It's 1-9 that VAR is used in at least one Premier League game in the 2018-19 season and 6-1 for England's top flight to decide against using the technology.


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Betfred go 16-1 that Manchester City win the quadruple this term and Kevin de Bruyne is 1-3 to be named PFA Player of the Year
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