The FA Cup is Manchester City's to lose with Arsenal lurking as outsiders

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The historic competition is down to the final four but the bookies believe one club already has one hand on the title

Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to lift this season's FA Cup ahead of this weekend's semi-finals kicking off. 

Pep Guardiola's side are valued at 1.53 of lifting the trophy for a second straight year having beaten Watford in the final last year. 

City, however, face stiff competition in the final four this time around with the club doing battle with Arsenal in their semi-final, while Manchester United play Chelsea for the other place in the decider. 

Despite the relatively strong field, City are clear favourites with the Red Devils seen as the next most likely to lift the trophy at 4.33. Beyond that, Chelsea boast odds of 6.00 with Arsenal seen as genuine outsiders at 12.00.

While the Gunners have struggled this season and currently sit ninth in the Premier League, they have won the FA Cup a record 13 times and claimed a morale-boosting victory against Liverpool on Wednesday. 

Though Mikel Arteta's side may struggle to back up against City, they likely have greater motivation, with this their last remaining shot at silverware this season. 

Guardiola's men have in contrast already lifted the Carabao Cup this season, remain alive in the Champions League and have previously suggested that finishing second in the Premier League was more important than winning the FA Cup

So though City are rightly strong favourites on paper, the FA Cup is far from finished and there may be big value to be had in backing the Citizens to slip up in their quest for more domestic silverware. 

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