Football By Joe Crilly

FA Cup Records To Fall? William Hill Scottish Cup Latest

The last time that Aston Villa and Falkirk lifted their respective trophies, was in 1957 and with both sides outsiders, it is 12/1 that they do so this time around.

Arsenal are 4/7 to win the match in 90 minutes after their professional dismantling of West Brom on Sunday. In that match, Theo Walcott scored a hat trick and he is 7/1 to net the first goal of the day.

Since Tim Sherwood took over at Villa, he has guided them to safety and breathed life into Christian Benteke. The Belgian is 7/1 to score the opening goal of the match. 

The fastest ever goal in FA Cup history came in 2009 when Louis Saha scored for Everton against Manchester United. It is 100/1 that the record is broken on Saturday. Just one hat trick has been scored in the history of the competition’s finals when Stan Mortensen scored three in the Matthew’s final and with the goal scoring ability of both sides, it is 6/1 that one is scored this weekend. 

In the William Hill Scottish Cup, Inverness, who finished third in the Premier League face Falkirk who finished fifth in the Championship. Unsurprisingly Cally are odds-on at 6/10 to win the match in 90 minutes, while Falkirk are 4/1 to do so.

An interesting battle will take place between two young up and coming potential stars. Ryan Christie, whose father Charlie used to play for and manage Inverness, is 13/2 to open the scoring while Craig Sibbald, who scored the winner against Hibs is 11/1 to do so.


FA Cup/Scottish Cup:


6/1         Will there be a hat trick scored in the FA Cup Final

12/1       Falkirk and Aston Villa to lift the Scottish Cup and FA Cup

33/1       Biggest ever FA Cup winning scoreline (6-0) to be beaten

100/1     Fastest ever FA Cup goal (25 seconds) to be beaten


FA Cup 90 minutes: 4/7 Arsenal; 6/1 Aston Villa; 3/1 draw


To lift the FA Cup: 2/7 Arsenal; 5/2 Aston Villa


William Hill Scottish Cup 90 minutes: 6/10 Inverness CT; 9/2 Falkirk; 10/3 draw


To lift the William Hill Scottish Cup: 2/7 Inverness CT; 5/2 Falkirk