FA Cup semi-final draw: Date, how to watch, fixtures, odds and who will be in it?

The FA Cup is swiftly building towards its business end with the draw for the semi-finals set to take place on Sunday. 

There are just eight teams remaining in the competition, seven of which are in the Premier League, with a number of mouthwatering clashes to be played this weekend. 

There are two fixtures that catch the eye in particular, with Premier League runaway-leaders Manchester City – who are still on for the quadruple – travelling to Everton in an fascinating clash. 

Manchester United will also take to the road, as they face Brendan Rodger’s Leicester on Sunday evening. 

With the draw now approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important details below. 

The eight remaining clubs in the FA Cup play this weekend in a bid to reach the semi-finals

The eight remaining clubs in the FA Cup play this weekend in a bid to reach the semi-finals

The eight remaining clubs in the FA Cup play this weekend in a bid to reach the semi-finals 

It was Arsenal who lifted the FA Cup last season after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final

It was Arsenal who lifted the FA Cup last season after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final

It was Arsenal who lifted the FA Cup last season after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final

When is the FA Cup draw?

The draw for the FA Cup semi-finals will be held on Sunday, March 21 at half-time of Manchester United’s trip to Leicester. 

It will be the last FA Cup draw of the season, with the two eventual semi-final winners going on to face off in the final at Wembley.  

With the match kicking off at 5pm, we can expect the draw at roughly 5.45pm, of course depending on how much extra time is given. 

How to watch the FA Cup draw 

As stated, the FA Cup semi-final draw will take place at half-time of Manchester United’s trip to Leicester. 

The match will be broadcast live on both BBC One and BBC iPlayer, where you’ll find the draw.  

Who will be in the FA Cup draw? 

There are four matches to be played this weekend, which will determine exactly who is in Sunday’s draw. 

The weekend will start with the sole non-Premier League outfit Bournemouth taking on Southampton in what could prove to be a closely contested match-up. 

Later on, Everton will host Manchester City in Saturday night’s unmissable clash, with veterans Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti going head-to-head. 

On Sunday, all the pressure is on Chelsea, who are expected to comfortably breeze past the challenge of Sheffield United. 

And finally, Manchester United will travel to Leicester in another scintillating affair. 

Of course, it’s only United and Leicester who can guarantee a place in the draw, as their match will not be finished when it’s made.  

FA Cup semi-final draw numbers

Just five teams will be involved when the semi-final draw is made on Sunday evening, with the outcome of United’s trip to Leicester to come afterwards. 

However, the ball numbers have already been assigned ahead of the draw, which are detailed in full below.  

1 Everton or Manchester City

2 AFC Bournemouth or Southampton

3 Leicester City or Manchester United

4 Chelsea or Sheffield United 

FA Cup quarter final odds

While we don’t yet know exactly who is going to be in Sunday’s draw, we certainly have an idea, and the odds reflect that. 

FA Cup quarter-final odds
Match   Home win Draw  Away win 
Bournemoth vs Southampton  11/4  12/5  11/10 
Everton vs Manchester United  10/1  9/2  3/10 
Chelsea vs Sheffield United  2/9  11/2  13/1 
Leicester vs Manchester City  2/1  12/5  7/5 
*Odds courtesy of Betfair 

The favourites to win the FA Cup are also outlined below: 

  • Manchester City – 11/10
  • Chelsea – 3/1
  • Manchester United 9/2
  • Leicester – 13/1
  • Everton – 14/1
  • Southampton – 16/1
  • Bournemouth – 40/1 
  • Sheffield United – 50/1 

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