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FAI Cup Odds 2023 – Bohs and Pats cannot be separated

Check out all the latest FAI Cup odds in this post as we take a look at the outright market for Ireland’s premier cup competition.

What is the FAI Cup?

The 2023 Sports Direct FAI Cup will be the 103rd edition of the Republic of Ireland’s figure-head national cup competition. The competitions features teams from the League of Ireland Premier Division and the First Division, as well as non-league teams qualifying for this year’s event competition having already taken place back in April.

What’s Up For Grabs In This Year’s FAI Cup?

The winner of the 2023 FAI Cup will earn automatic qualification for the 2024–25 UEFA Europa Conference League.  The 2023 competition has 40 teams taking part 20 from the League of Ireland and 20 teams from the regional leagues of the Republic of Ireland football league system.

FAI Cup History

Shamrock Rovers are the most successful side in the competition’s history with 25 successes in the competition with their most recent one coming in 2019.

FAI Cup Preview 2023

FAI Cup Odds 2023

Team Odds
Bohemians 7/4
St Patrick’s Athletic 7/4
Galway United 3/1
Cork City  11/2

Bohemians – 7/4

Declan Devine is doing an excellent job at Bohemians and while European qualification through the league is possible, their best chance remains an FAI Cup victory.

Bohemians are the third most successful side in the competition’s history with 7 wins and 8 runners-up finishes. However, they haven’t won the competition since 2008 with their closest result being when they lost to St Patrick’s Athletic on penalties in 2021’s final.

Tale of their tournament

First Round –Bohemians1-1  Shelbourne

Second  Round –Bohemians 6-0 Rockmount

Quarter-Final – Drogheda United 1-3 Bohemians

Bohemians have shortened in price considerably throughout the tournament for their performances and are now 7/4 joint -favourites to land the FAI Cup.

They face First Division Champions Galway on Saturday in the first Semi-Final, but will need to be mindful of not falling victim to what Dundalk did.

St Patrick’s Athletic – 7/4

Joint-favourites for the competition are St Patrick’s Athletic who have recovered from their poor early season form which resulted in the sacking of Tim Clancy and the eventual promotion of former Rangers striker Jon Daly as the new Head Coach.

They last won the competition in 2021 when they beat Bohemians 4-3 on penalties after the game had finished 1-1 AET. However, they had a poor result last year being knocked out at the first round stage by First Division side Waterford 2-3

Tale of their tournament

First Round – St Patricks Athletic 1-2  Longford Town

Second  Round –Derry City 0-0  AET (3-4 Penalties) St Patricks Athletic

Quarter-Final – Finn Harps 1-2 St Patrick’s Athletic

Following their Harps scare in the Quarter-Final,  they look like huge contenders for the FAI Cup and are now 7/4 joint -favourites to land the FAI Cup.

A repeat of their victory against Cork City in the league last week, a brings them to the final

Galway United– 3/1

First Division Champions Galway have one more task this season win the FAI Cup, and albeit a tall task with them the only First Division side remaining, their 4-1 victory over Dundalk in the Semi-Final proves it would be foolish to underestimate the Tribesman.

Galway last won the competition back during the 1990-91 season where they defeated Shamrock Rovers 1-0 in the final.

Tale of their tournament

First Round – Galway United 4-1  Bangor Celtic

Second  Round –UCD 1-5 Galway United

Quarter Final – Galway United 4-0 Dundalk

Following their demolition job of Dundalk and First Division success, Galway could be poised for another shock against Bohemians and are now 3/1 to land the FAI Cup.

Cork City– 11/2

It’s been a strange season on Leeside, their Premier Division status remains very precarious and will likely boil down to a relegation/play-off game in the coming weeks against a First Division outfit.

However, the FAI Cup which has often been kind to the club has been a source of comfort for the club this season and following three First Division draws they find themselves in a Semi-Final with a puncher’s chance of success and European Football next year.

Tale of their tournament

First Round – Treaty 0-2  Cork City

Second  Round – Cork City 3-0 Waterford

Quarter-Final – Cork City 2-1 Wexford

Cork City have a history of success in this competition and will back themselves to shock St Patrick’s Athletic in the Semi-Final. They can currently be gotten at 11/2 to land the FAI Cup.

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