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This is the oldest football competition and has lasted since 1871. It is aptly named after the English football association and is open to all clubs that are eligible to take part, covering various leagues all under the flag of the English FA. To that end, 12 randomly drawn rounds precede a semi-final and final. The competition usually sees higher ranked teams enter at an advanced level after certain rounds played out by lower ranked teams.

The FA Cup is great competition and clubs take pride in taking part in the competition. Furthermore, apart from the obvious pull of the prestigious trophy, a European spot is up for grabs by the winners. In the event that a top 4 team wins the competition, that opens up a spot for the team that finished seventh in the premier division. Arsenal have the biggest haul of FA cup triumphs with 13 titles to their names.

The FA Cup, further gives winners the incentive of playing the season-opening final, termed the Community Shield, which is a tie between the winners of the league and winners of the FA Cup. But since Manchester City succeeded in claiming both, including the Carabao Cup, they'll have to face the second placed side in the league which is Liverpool FC. In all, it is an entertaining knockout tournament that must provide a winner.

FA Cup betting advice

Now popularly referred to as the Emirates FA Cup, it runs all the way from August with the qualifying rounds, through to may, for the finals. Forecastr will provide all the expert tips and analysis you need, alongside computer soccer predictions, to help you win. More so, these tips don't just cover latter stages of the competition, they cover all early rounds and markets concerned. The preview will be out at least 3 days before a game and usually updated with stats to help you make better decisions.

With a vast potential for upsets, you should be able to enjoy cool returns from some giant killings. But as with most competitions in England, markets for goals are quite the eye-catcher, considering all teams know the importance of the competition and struggle to achieve a win in order to proceed to the next round. Wigan Athletic gave Manchester City quite the scare, with over 3.5 goals recorded in the cup tie. Further, you could place bets on dark horses from lower divisions, making it to advanced rounds in the competition. Last season, Watford FC made it all the way to the final after beating fellow dark horses, Wolves in the finals. In fact, Brighton FC were quite the overachievers but were dispatched by City. Also the final was a spectacular affair with City scoring 6 un-replied goals against Watford.