The FA Cup final comes from Wembley on Saturday and as ever in the most famous domestic club competition in the world – it should be a cracking encounter. This year, Manchester City and Wigan Athletic are the two sides with a chance of lifting the trophy.
Man City are going to be the big favourites with the bookies as they are not only a better side than their opponents, but they haven’t had too many distractions over recent weeks following Manchester United’s title win.
Wigan, however, suffered a defeat to Swansea City in the league on Tuesday evening and the bookies now make them odds-on favourites to go down, so this encounter doesn’t really come at the right time for the Latics.
The Citizens are looking to win the FA Cup for the second time in three years and as mentioned, there are the favourites to do just that.
You can back Roberto Mancini’s men at 4/11 with SkyBet to win inside 90 minutes and if they put in a professional display, Vincent Kompany is sure to get his hands on the trophy.
City only played Wigan last month and although they were 1-0 winners, it wasn’t an easy encounter for Mancini’s men, so they aren’t likely to be complacent in this one.
Roberto Martinez was left extremely frustrated after the defeat to Swansea as it mean his side are three points from safety with just two matches to go.
Although reaching the FA Cup final is a superb achievement, the Wigan boss may have preferred all three points on Tuesday evening.
Now they are here though, the Latics should see this as a chance to build some momentum for their final two league matches and if at their best, the underdogs could cause a bit of an upset.
Bets on Wigan winning the FA Cup in normal time give you odds of 10/1 with BetVictor, which is very long, even if there is a big difference in quality between these two.
In big matches, we all know just how important the first goal of the match is and that is why betting on who might break the deadlock is going to be popular.
It isn’t much of a surprise to see a whole list of Man City players at the top of the market, but Sergio Aguero – who scored in the semi-final on this ground – is the favourite to score first at 4/1 with Coral.
Then, Arouna Kone can be backed at 14/1 with bet365.
We think that a bet should be placed on the correct score market though and fancy Man City to play some of their best football. A 4-1 win for Mancini’s men is at 22/1 with StanJames, which looks good value to us.
All the action gets underway at 5.15pm.
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