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FA Cup Final: Man City to destroy Wigan in Wembley showpiece

| 28.04.2013

Manchester City have failed to live up to hype on many occasions this year, but can still be relied upon to reclaim the FA Cup.

Aside from a 2-1 win over neighbours United at Old Trafford – a win that still did little to halt the Red Devils’ title charge – City have given their fans little to celebrate this term.

An underwhelming assault on the Champions League, where they finished bottom of a strong group, has however now been forgotten as the Citizens prepare for hugely winnable FA Cup Final against Wigan.

Roberto Mancini’s men have a spectacular record against the relegation-threatened Latics – having won the last seven meetings without conceding a goal – and will be confident of climbing the Wembley steps as victors for the second time in three years on May 11th.

Following Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham, City have managed to find the back of the net in ten of their last 11 games, winning an equal number of matches in that time.

Such form accounts for a market that places the Etihad residents as 2/5 favourites to emerge victorious in the capital.

Meanwhile, even accounting for the customary end-of–season rally that Roberto Martinez always seem to conjure from the DW Stadium outfit, Wigan are likely to feel flat following the concession of Emmerson Boyce’s late own goal as they drew 2-2 with Tottenham on Saturday to remain in the relegation zone.

The Latics have now conceded in five of their last seven league outings – hardly inspiring form ahead of a cup final with arguably the best team in England on their day – and therefore warrant their billing as 7/1 outsiders on the day.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.