(Updated January 29th after the draw)
The Emirates FA Cup 5th round draw takes place January 28th, 2019 before the Barnet vs Brentford kick-off at The Hive Stadium (approx. 2:15pm EST on ESPN+ in America).
FA Cup 4th Round Summary
This weekend saw a number of surprises. Tottenham continued its worrisome slide, losing to Crystal Palace 2-0. Manchester United continued its impressive form, defeating Arsenal 3-1.
Premier League mid-tablers West Ham and Everton lost to League One (third tier) AFC Wimbeldon and Championship side Millwall FC, respectively. At this stage, wins are a huge benefit to non-Premier League clubs, as they earn €180,000 for advancing.
Coversion of a a 90th-minute penalty earned Doncaster Rovers their first 5th round appearance in 63 years as they beat Oldham Athletic 2-1. Wolverhampton stormed back from an o-2 deficit to tie League One’s Shrewbury.
All 4th round ties will hold a replay game on February 5th to determine who advances.
FA Cup 5th Round Match-Ups
The FA Cup 5th round features one marque match-up, with Chelsea hosting Manchester United on February 17th. Since five of the Round 4 match-ups ended up as draws, replays will take place to determine who advances.
The slate of match-ups and released FA Cup 5th round odds include:
|Chelsea (+120) vs. Manchester United (+220)
|Doncaster (+420) vs. Crystal Palace (-155)
|Swansea vs. TBD|
|AFC Wimbeldon +240 vs. Millwall +110
|TBD vs. Manchester City||TBD vs. Watford|
|Bristol vs. TBD||TBD vs. Derby County|
FA Cup Futures
Manchester City are unsurprisingly the favorites at +160. Rivals Manchester United (+340) and Chelsea (+380) follow.
Of non-Premier League clubs, Derby (+4000) and Swansea (+6500) have the best odds. In the U.S., futures are offered on sportsbooks such as FanDuel.
We’ll update FA Cup futures after all ties have been decided on February 5th.