A fifth round exit at Wigan Athletic last season was a disappointing return for City, although a record-breaking Premier League season will have more than made up for that in the eyes of the Etihad Stadium faithful.
However, with the Reds top of the table and the title race set to be closely-fought, it would be little surprise to see Jurgen Klopp prioritise the Premier League over the FA Cup.
Also priced at 6/1 (7.0) are holders Chelsea, ahead of Nottingham Forest’s visit to west London on Saturday. The Blues saw off Manchester United in last season’s final, just 12 months after losing 2-1 to Arsenal at Wembley.
Elsewhere, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started life as United manger in superb fashion and with a top four finish still somewhat unlikely, the interim boss could target FA Cup glory. William Hill quote them at 13/2 (7.50).
The Red Devils have lifted the trophy just once in the last 14 years and will be on the hunt for domestic silverware, considering a Champions League last 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain is a very tough assignment.
Tottenham have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in the last two seasons and are 8/1 (9.0) to win the tournament, whilst local rivals Arsenal are 9/1 (10.0) to win it in Unai Emery’s debut campaign.
Leicester are the shortest non-Big Six side at 16/1 (17.0), but it is worth noting that, incredibly, 29 of the last 32 FA Cups have been won by a team currently part of that sextet of elite clubs.