FA Cup 1st round draw date and start time as League One and Two teams join in

All you need to know as the journey to Wembley kicks up a gear.


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Sure, the shine’s been taken off the FA Cup in recent years but it remains one of the biggest tournaments on the football calendar. Just ask Leicester fans.

We’re still some way off the big boys entering but the road to Wembley has already taken in five preliminary rounds and the final stage of qualifying takes place this weekend before we get into the competition proper.


League One and Two clubs join in the first round and they’ll have targets on their backs as the non-league qualifiers try to carve a path to a dream draw against one of the Premier League’s top teams in round three.

Below you’ll find all the information you need about the upcoming FA Cup first-round draw including the date and start time.

FA Cup 1st Round Draw Date and Start Time

The FA Cup first-round draw will take place on Sunday, October 17. You can watch the balls being plucked from the bowl by flicking your telly box over to ITV from 1.05pm, with Seema Jaswal presenting the live coverage.

FA Cup 1st Round Fixture Dates

The teams have three weeks to prepare as the FA Cup first-round matches are scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6. It’s worth noting that replays up to and including the fourth round are back on the agenda after being scrapped last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FA Cup Winner Odds

7/2 – Manchester City
4/1 – Chelsea
7/1 – Liverpool, Manchester United
14/1 – Leicester, Tottenham
16/1 – Arsenal
25/1 – Everton, Leeds, West Ham
33/1 – Aston Villa
40/1 – BAR

The lowest-priced teams in Paddy’s FA Cup Winner betting market that will enter the competition in the first round are Charlton, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland at 250/1.


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