In a weekend where Blackburn Rovers caused the shock of the fifth round by beating Arsenal, Manchester City are new the favourites to win the FA Cup after they defeated Leeds United and rivals Manchester United were potentially drawn against Chelsea in the quarter-finals.
The Premier League champions are 8/5 to repeat their FA Cup success of 2011 after breezing into the last eight with a 4-0 victory over Leeds at the Etihad Stadium.
Roberto Mancini’s men have a home tie with Barnsley (150/1 for the cup) in the quarter-finals after the Tykes beat MK Dons 3-1 at stadium:mk.
Manchester United, who face Reading in the fifth round at Old Trafford tonight, are second favourites at 12/5 (the Royals are 125/1) and the winner of the tie will face either Chelsea or Middlesbrough.
The Blues beat Brentford 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in their fourth-round replay and will travel to the Riverside knowing a mouth-watering clash with United is on the cards. Rafa Bentiez’s side are 11/2 to win the cup, while Boro are priced at 200/1.
Everton are third favourites at 4/1 despite a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park which means the two sides must go at it again next week at Goodison Park. The League One outfit are the 350/1 outsiders.
Wigan Athletic are 22/1 after comfortably beating Huddersfield Town 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in Mark Robins’ first game in charge of the Terriers and will travel to the winner of the Everton v Oldham tie.
Blackburn are 33/1 after Colin Kazim-Richards’ goal gave Rovers a shock 1-0 win at the Emirates to set Michael Appleton’s side up with a home match against Millwall in the quarter-finals.
The Lions, finalists in 2004, are also 33/1 after they beat non-league Luton Town 3-0 at Kenilworth Road.