Man City and Watford are Wembley bound at the weekend, with each set of fans hoping to lift the FA Cup.
But come 6.45pm on Saturday (or later if there’s extra time and penalties), which side will be climbing the steps victorious, and who will be looking on defeated?
City the favourites
There’s no doubt that Man City have had a fantastic season. Yes Liverpool pushed them hard in the Premier League title race, but City were simply magnificent in winning their last 14 league matches to take the crown by one point.
Watford, meanwhile, didn’t finish the season particularly strongly. Just take a look at their last six results:
- Watford 1 West Ham 4 (May 12, 2019)
- Chelsea 3 Watford 0 (May 5, 2019)
- Watford 1 Wolves 2 (April 27, 2019)
- Watford 1 Southampton 1 (April 23, 2019)
- Huddersfield 1 Watford 2 (April 20, 2019)
So, it’s no surprise that William Hill has Man City at short odds, at just 1/8 to lift the FA Cup. They have Watford, meanwhile, at 5/1.
Better Odds to Play With
Instead of a straight bet between who is going to win, there are plenty of other more interesting bets on offer:
For example, there should be a few goals on offer here. City might have had a relatively simple passage to the final, but they’ve been banging in goals galore on the way.
- Man City 7 Rotherham 0
- Man City 5 Burnley 0
- Newport County 1 Man City 4
- Swansea 2 Man City 3
- Man City 1 Brighton 0
Watford have also only failed to score more than two goals once on their way to the final.
- Woking 0 Watford 2
- Newcastle 0 Watford 2
- QPR 0 Watford 1
- Watford 2 Crystal Palace 1
- Watford 3 Wolves 2
William Hill has both teams to score at 11/10, and over 2.5 goals in the match at ½.
Sergio Aguero is favourite to bag a goal with William Hill at 3/4 any time. For longer odds, though, we quite like the look of Gerard Deulofeu for Watford at 4/1. He came on in the semis against Wolves and scored twice. Riyaz Mahrez, for City, might be a good any time scorer too, at 13/8.
As for a correct score bet? We have to say that City will prove too strong and do the domestic treble.
William Hill’s 10/1 odds at 3/1 to City looks tempting.