Understandably, Manchester City are massive odds-on favourites to claim the FA Cup in 90 minutes against Wigan, as 4/11 chances to lift the trophy for the second time in the past three years.
And Ladbrokes are offering an irresistible incentive for punters to place their FA Cup final bets with the firm, gifting the opportunity to claim losing stakes back as a free bet on a variety of match markets if the Citizens seize the silverware.
Punters can gain refunds on losing correct score, first scorer and scorecast bets if Roberto Mancini’s men are successful, and the security provided by Ladbrokes’ promotion highlights a punt on the final result as a likely profit-making method.
A 1-0 triumph in favour of the Sky Blues is priced at 11/2, and a number of factors make that a hugely appealing price, especially with the safety net of a potential refund applied.
Firstly, City have conceded only once on their run to this Wembley final, winning four of their five tournament matches without being breached along the way.
They already hold a 1-0 victory over Wigan this term, whilst three of the past five encounters between the pair have ended with this scoreline in the Citizens’ favour, with the Latics failing to register in each of the seven most recent meetings of the teams.
And furthermore, the Sky Blues’ recent record in this competition at Wembley lends weight to the notion that a 1-0 City win should be backed.
Mancini’s men disposed of Manchester United via this scoreline in the 2011 semi-final, before conquering Stoke via the same result in the final of that same year.
Those results mean the Citizens have prevailed via a 1-0 scoreline on two of their last three FA Cup visits to the national stadium, and look appealing prospects to record a sixth seasonal success via that scoreline across all competitions here.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.