FA Cup Final - Wigan vs Man City
Man City v Wigan - Saturday 11th May 2013
The 2012/13 FA Cup Final will see underdogs Wigan take on hot favourites Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. The Latics are gunning for glory in what is their first ever Final in the competition, while City will be looking to win the trophy for the second time in three years.
Many predict the Final to be a one sided tie with City winning the last six meetings between the sides, while Wigan haven't beaten them since 2008. However, if Roberto Martinez's men can sneak an early goal then it will really open the game up and they could be on course for a shock win.
FA Cup Final Match Betting
Odds provided by Ladbrokes
2/5 Man City
To Lift the Cup
1/7 Man City
Correct Score Odds
11/2 Man City 1-0
5/1 Man City 2-0
7/1 Man City 2-1
18/1 Wigan Athletic 1-0
33/1 Wigan Athletic 2-0
20/1 Wigan Athletic 2-1
10/1 Draw 0-0
8/1 Draw 1-1
18/1 Draw 2-2
First Goalscorer Odds
7/2 Sergio Aguero
4/1 Carlos Tevez
5/1 Edin Dzeko
7/1 Yaya Toure
8/1 Samir Nasri
8/1 David Silva
10/1 Scott Sinclair
10/1 Arouna Kone
14/1 Franco Di Santo
14/1 Angelo Henriquez
Man City Road To Final
Man City have smashed in 15 goals en route to the FA Cup Final, while they have impressively kept four clean sheets in the process. In the third round they brushed aside the challenge of Championship side Watford, before coming away from Stoke with a hard fought 1-0 win.
Leeds were on the wrong end of a 4-0 thumping in the fifth round, which was follwed by a comprehensive 5-0 win against Barnsley in the quarter-finals. City faced their toughest challenge in the last-four but just managed to hold on to a 2-1 win against top-flight rivals Chelsea.
- Third Round: Man City 3-0 Watford
- Fourth Round: Stoke 0-1 Man City
- Fifth Round: Man City 4-0 Leeds
- Quarter-Final: Man City 5-0 Barnsley
- Semi-Final: Chelsea 1-2 Man City
Wigan Road To Final
Wigan's route to the Final got off to a nervy start after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to League One side Bournemouth. The Latics recovered to edge past the south coast outfit in the replay, before recording another narrow victory away to Macclesfield.
However, in the quarter-finals Wigan really came alive with a stunning 3-0 win away to an in-form Everton side. They then comfortably beat Millwall in the semis to set up an intriguing encounter with Man City at Wembley.
- Third Round: Wigan 1-1 Bournemouth
- Third Round Replay: Bournemouth 0-1 Wigan
- Fourth Round: Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan
- Fifth Round: Huddersfield 1-4 Wigan
- Quarter-Final: Everton 0-3 Wigan
- Semi-Final: Millwall 0-2 Wigan
2011/2012 - Liverpool 1-2 Chesea
Chelsea were crowned the winners of the 2011/12 FA Cup Final after beating Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. Didier Drogba has again the hero as his striker early in the second-half won The Blues their fourth FA Cup in sixth years. However, the match was not without controversy as Liverpool striker Andy Carroll thought he had claimed a dramatic late equaliser only for his side only for his powerful header to be ruled out for not crossing the line.
For winning the Final Chelsea secured a place in the Europa League next season and £1,800,000 prize, with the Liverpool walking away with £900,000. This amount came as a welcome bonus for Portsmouth in 2009 as they were were going through financial difficulties at the time and were at the verge of going under.