Three outside picks for the 2018/19 FA Cup

Three outside picks for the 2018/19 FA Cup

Three outside picks for the 2018/19 FA Cup

The FA Cup has always been associated with magic and upsets, it being one of the main reasons why it still remains one of the best domestic cup competitions in the world.

While the Champions League and Premier League may have taken some of the prestige away from the trophy, it is still one of the top trophies for English sides to win and the final remains a marked day in English football calendar.

It has been a competition that has been dominated over previous years, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea being the last three clubs to win the FA Cup.

Here, we make our three outside picks for teams that could be the first team outside of the top six to win the competition since Wigan Athletic in 2013.

Leicester City at 25/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

In a season that has been devastated by heartbreak, Leicester City’s players and fans alike will be desperate to secure a piece of silverware to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. On the pitch, Leicester have a number of quality players including Kasper Schmeichel, Harry Maguire, Ben Chilwell, James Maddison, Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy, all of whom have impressed so far this season. Claude Puel has previously guided Southampton to the final of the Carabao Cup with an arguably weaker squad than what he now has and a number of the players have the invaluable experience of winning the Premier League.

West Ham United at 33/1 with SkyBet – BET HERE

West Ham United are three-time winners of the FA Cup, though they haven’t lifted the trophy since 1980 and have appeared in the final just once since then, losing to Liverpool on penalties in 2006. The Hammers were previously known as a cup team, but haven’t had such success in cup competitions in the modern era. However, they now have a squad that contains match winners, such as Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson, which are key for cup runs in one-off matches. They also now have a manager in Manuel Pellegrini that has experience of winning trophies in England, having won the Premier League and the League Cup twice with Manchester City.

Bournemouth at 66/1 with Unibet – BET HERE

Given the start they have made to the new Premier League season, Bournemouth’s price of 66/1 with Unibet looks to have real value to it. The Cherries are currently sat 6th in the Premier League table, with the Cherries building and adding to their performance last season in the early weeks of this campaign. Eddie Howe is a hero at the Vitality Stadium, but the one thing missing from his impressive CV with the Dorset club is a piece of silverware. If they can benefit from the luck of the draw, Bournemouth would back themselves here, particularly at home where they have – at the time of writing – lost just once this season.

Callum Wilson Bournemouth