The FA Cup looks a pretty open betting heat with the quarter-final draw keeping several of the market leaders away from each other. Chelsea and Manchester United have been pitted against one another but Tottenham and Arsenal both have very winnable ties on the horizon.
One spot is still to be filled though and Manchester City face the prospect of a trip to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium if they can safely negotiate their way past Huddersfield Town in their fifth round replay.
The first meeting between these two sides was something of an underwhelming clash, finishing 0-0 but the bookmakers are taking no chances with Pep Guardiola's men this time around. Paddy Power are just 1/8 (1.12) about a home win, unsurprising given that they have won five of their previous six matches.
While their claims may be obvious, that price is unlikely to get pulses racing in the punting community, but anyone opening a new Paddy Power account can back Manchester City at a huge quote of 5/1 (6.0), a much more attractive option.
To take up this price simply register using the links provided, back City at the usual odds shown on site and if they justify their status as huge odds on favourites with a win, then the returns will be topped up at full time. Winnings paid as free bets. T&C's apply.
With the Premier League title seemingly out of reach for every bar Chelsea, the FA Cup now represents Manchester City's most realistic opportunity of some silverware in Guardiola's debut campaign. After seeing the red half of the city celebrating at Wembley on Sunday, a cup triumph would go a long way for the Spanish boss in his first season in England.
Huddersfield are the 16/1 (17.0) outsiders with Paddy Power while the draw is 8/1 (9.0). The visitors are fighting on multiple fronts too, and that could ultimately be their downfall in this game as David Wagner could well shuffle his pack once more with their Championship charge taking priority.
Given that both teams are likely to rotate, it's easy to see why the home side are such a short price as they boast a squad boasting plenty of depth. With that in mind, the chance to back Manchester City at 5/1 (6.0) is sure to prove a popular option at the Etihad Stadium.
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