The FA Cup is the oldest knockout competition in the footballing world and it still produces more than its fair share of action and drama. After a period where the bigger clubs looked elsewhere for their priorities, it’s a main focus once again and a huge part of the sporting calendar.
As you might expect therefore, the competition also lends itself to a great number of football enhanced offers across the sportsbooks with all the usual operators battling to give you the best value.
We’ve seen how the likes of 888sport and Coral are among the most competitive of bookies when it comes to offering enhanced odds and they are just as busy when the FA Cup comes along.
Offers will tend to start when the third round begins and the bigger clubs get involved but you might possibly get some deals for the first and second round, if there is an interesting pairing. When the promotions are in place, they will quote increased prices for one team to win or, alternatively, you can get bigger figures on both sides involved.
Terms vary from bookie to bookie but as a very general rule, they will pay your winnings on the standard book price straight back to your account while any profit from the enhanced figure will be issued as a free bet token. These are subject to change however so be sure to check all ts and cs when a suitable offer comes along.
When you are already on board with a bookmaker you can expect to receive a number of price boosts on the FA Cup. These will typically take a game and give you two distinct outcomes such as one side to win and both teams to score or one side to win and a certain player to record an anytime goal.
Alternatively, the bookie in question may pick three teams from the FA Cup round and give you a price boost should all three win their matches. Price boosts such as these tend to be lower than the new customer offers but they will generally come without a staking limit so there are definite advantages.
We will look to highlight the best FA Cup enhanced offers as and when they come along so keep checking updates to find out where the best value lies.
With any enhanced offer promotion, there are around eight to ten core bookmakers who are active and the FA Cup is no exception. Some are busier than others however with the likes of 888port and Coral listing multiple price boosts each and every week.
Others such as Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Fun88 may only quote one offer each week but they are still good to watch in terms of value.
You will also find that the offers build as the tournament develops so in the first round, there may just be one or two offers if there is a bigger side involved and then, moving into the third round, this will increase.
The third round is the stage when the Premier League sides get involved in the FA Cup so naturally there will be more to enjoy, particularly if two Premiership teams are drawn against each other. Then as we move into the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds plus the semi finals and final itself, the rate at which these deals come in will start to intensify.
The FA Cup remains the most famous knockout competition in football with the chance for glory at historic Wembley in May. It’s no wonder that the bookmakers keep producing the enhanced odds deals so keep watching as we pick out the best FA Cup value.