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Cup victory leeds to promotion for United

| 06.01.2011

LEEDS UNITED are 20/1 with Ladbrokes to qualify for the 4th round of the FA Cup and go on to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Similarly, Cardiff are 9/2 to knock Stoke out of the cup and then to end up playing in the top division next season.

Should the third round of the FA Cup act as a negative turning point in the season then Manchester United are a team who could be put out of their stride and it’s 5/1 Liverpool dump them out of the cup and they then fail to win the Premier League.

In a weekend synonymous with upsets the bookies expect 2-4 Premier League teams will bite the dust and exit out of the competition (11/4). It’s 4/1 that seven teams are out and an unlikely 40/1 that we see 11 or more top-flight sides fail to progress.

Crawley Town, Dover and York City are the sole non-league sides left in the cup and none of them are expected to continue their FA Cup fairy tale as it’s 10/11 they are all out the cup at the fourth round stage. 50/1 is the price about all of them finding themselves in the next round.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “This is the most exciting weekend in the football calendar and we expect there to be a few upsets which could act as a catalyst for the league form of the succesful club. Can the fairytale story continue for the only surviving non league sides?”

Ladbrokes latest betting

FA Cup 3rd Round Specials

Number of Premier League to be knocked out in the FA Cup 3rd Round?
100/1 Exactly 1 team
11/4 2-4 teams
10/3 Exactly 5 teams
3/1 Exactly 6 teams
4/1 Exactly 7 teams
4/1 8-10 teams
40/1 11+ teams

Number of Non-League teams to Qualify for FA Cup 4th Round
10/11 No teams
6/5 1 team
6/1 2 teams
50/1 3 teams

Non-league teams involved are Dover, York City and Crawley

Team Specials
20/1 Leeds United to qualify against Arsenal & to be promoted to the Premier League
9/2 Cardiff to qualify against Stoke & to be promoted to the Premiers League
25/1 Leicester to qualify against Man City & to be promoted to the Premier League
5/1 Man United to be knocked out against Liverpool and fail to win the league
5/2 Crawley Town to qualify against Derby & be promoted to the Football League



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.