FOOTBALL BETTING: Chelsea are the new clear 3/1 favourites with Ladbrokes to successfully retain the FA Cup following the Fourth Round draw.
The league leaders visit Preston and with Manchester United losing at home to Leeds, the bookies reckon that the trophy is Chelsea’s to lose.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “The day could hardly have gone better for Chelsea. They thrashed Watford, got a decent looking draw against a lower league club and watched United crash out.
The defeat for Man United was colossal for the bookies. It knocked out loads of weekend accumulators and was just what we needed.”
Manchester City and Spurs come next in the betting, both being chalked up at 7/1 by Stan James, then it’s 10/1 Aston Villa (Betfred) and 20/1 bar the rest.