Things more likely than Newport County beating Manchester City in the FA Cup

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 👏🏻
New customers only, place a min €/£10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you €/£30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.
Claim Bonus


On Saturday evening, Newport County face the titanic task of facing Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, as they look to complete what would be one of the biggest upsets of all-time.

Even by the FA Cup’s standards this would be a shock of epic proportions, as the Rodney Parade outfit look to defeat the swashbuckling Premier League champions and moneybags City.

Already defeating higher league opposition in the cup in Leicester and Middlesbrough at home this season, this will be a completely different kettle of fish for Michael Flynn’s team. A squad stacked with superstar players such as Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Sergio Aguero.

Regardless of who plays, the League Two side can expect a tough evening on Saturday, but you just never know in the FA Cup.

That said, the bookmakers aren’t believing in the magic of the cup, pricing Newport at 35/1 to defeat Manchester City, while the away team are priced as low as 1/20 with Bet365, BetVictor and Paddy Power, who are all expecting a comfortable victory for the visitors.

As such, there are some bizarre things with better odds of coming in than a Newport victory tomorrow evening, many of which you can find below.

Michael Flynn Newport


Where better to start than with Paddy Power. As ever, there are some incredible markets on the Irish bookmaker’s site, some of which you wouldn’t believe would be more likely than a potential outcome of a football match.

Declan Rice can’t have been the most popular man in Ireland this week when he chose to play for England, but there is a belief that he could be a hero in England. You can currently back Rice to receive a knighthood at some stage of his life at 14/1.

Elsewhere, odds have been released on the name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s next child, with the name ‘Ye’ priced at 25/1 and, therefore, more likely to occur than a Newport victory in the eyes of the bookmakers.

They have even gone as far as saying that Donald is a 14/1 candidate, due to the rapper’s relationship with the controversial President of the United States. Speaking of Trump, he can be backed to be pictured eating a Mighty Mac by the end of 2019 at a very reasonable 33/1, that after he celebrated with the Clemson Tigers by eating an array of fast food.

Trump Kanye

The Eurovision song contest is approaching in the next few months, with the UK again destined to try and fail to win it for the first time since 1997 and Katrina and the Waves effort of ‘Love Shine a Light’.

There are 42 countries set to take part this year and despite a 22-year wait for victory in the competition, the UK are still more fancied than Newport this weekend at 30/1 to finally end their duck.

Now to the even more bizarre in the potential future godparent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child. According to Paddy Power, Serena Williams is more likely to be made godmother at 33/1 than an upset taking place at Rodney Parade on Saturday.

SkyBet have been taking RequestABets on the potential name of their child also, offering theme-packaged odds. For example, the price of the child to have the same name as one of the members of One Direction (Liam, Niall, Louis, Zayn or Harry) is 20/1.

Elsewhere, This Morning (Holly or Phil) is 20/1, with Heavyweight Champions (Anthony, Joshua, Lennox or Lewis) being 33/1.SkyBet also believe it is more likely that Margaret Thatcher becomes the new face of the £50 note, pricing the divisive former Prime Minister at 25/1.

In football, Liverpool to win the Premier League and Champions League (20/1), Jermain Defoe to score 20+ goals in the Scottish Premiership this season (33/1) and Gareth Bale joining Tottenham this summer (33/1) are all more likely than Michael Flynn getting the better of Pep Guardiola.

In other words, Newport have their work cut out to get a result this weekend.

Bernardo Silva David Silva Sergio Aguero
Bet £10 & Get £40 in Free Bets! ☘️
Paddy Power
New customers only, place a €/£10 bet on any Sports market - min stake €/£10, min odds 1/2 (1.5) & get €/£30 in free bets + a €/£10 free bet on in-play Horse Racing. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sports market. After the the qualifying bet has settled, €/£30 in free bets will awarded automatically & in-play racing free bet will be available to claim from the promo hub. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus


🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
New Customer Offer 18+. T&Cs Apply. Free bets non withdraw-able. Single & E/W bets only. Free bet stake not included in returns. 30 day free bet expiry.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits.Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits Stake. Time Limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Grosvenor Sport
Only valid for new registrations to Existing members do not qualify. Bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token. Offer applies to Sport bets only. Maximum total stake is £10. Each way bets are a maximum of £5 each way (£10 total stake). If you stake less than £10 you will forfeit the remaining amount of the odds boost token. 'Double the odds' refers to fractional odds only. For the avoidance of doubt, it is the profit from the eligible bet that is doubled. Extra winnings are paid in cash upon bet settlement. Customers have 60 days after registration to use the Odds Boost token. A maximum of 1 offer is available per person, household, IP, device, e-mail address or payment details. Members depositing with Neteller or Skrill will not be eligible for this promotion. Member bet limits also apply to Odds Boost token placement.
Claim Bonus
| New UK customers only | min bet £10 | match max £25 free bet | Min of 3 selections in accumulator | min odds per selection 7/10 (1.70) | Free bet stake not returned | Certain Markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply | Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days | Free bet valid for 30 days | T&Cs Apply
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 👏🏻
New customers only, place a min €/£10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you €/£30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Get a RISK FREE bet on any sports market up to £20 - money back in CASH if it loses! 🏆
Paddy Power
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ £30 Welcome Offer! ⚫️
*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 💪🏻
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
New Customers Only. Deposit via Credit/Debit card only and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types (1 @ odds 2.0+ or greater) & a £10 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographical restrictions apply. Click for T&C?s. 18+|
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 💥
William Hill
New online customers only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X£10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply
Claim Bonus
Get a Now TV Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass when you bet £5 at Kwiff
Claim Bonus
⚡️ Claim £5 No Deposit! ⚡️
Energy Bet
New players 18+ only. Must email to get bonus. Offer valid 19/07/18 – 31/12/2019. Subject to 7x wagering req. (within 30 days). Max. withdrawal £50. Further T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.