FA Cup Final: Man City v Wigan
So the FA Cup final is finally here at last and we're down to the final two teams competing for the famous trophy. So just who are you rooting for and how are you going to use the free bet offers that the bookies are promoting for the cup final between Man City and Wigan?
You could do worse than use a bookies FA Cup final betting offer on Wigan Athletic, who have fought their way to their first-ever FA Cup final following a well deserved 2-0 win over Millwall.
It’s been a long and exciting road for Wigan, and if you used a free bet on them in the earlier rounds you could be quids-in if they manage to beat Man City at the weekend.
Betting on Man City v Wigan
Wigan drew League One club Bournemouth in the FA Cup third round when Roberto Martinez gambled on making nine changes to the team that had won in the previous round.
The fourth round brought a trip to non-league Macclesfield Town, and an easy profit for punters, where Gómez scored a penalty, sending Wigan through to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Then came along Everton, and those three goals in less than four minutes that shocked some of the UK's best bookies. After that there was no way back for Everton and Wigan won!
If you predicted the result of that game you must have been as happy as Wigan's supporters!
With so many surprises along Wigan’s journey those FA Cup betting offers may already have paid off. But what about the opposition; are Man City a better bet when it comes to using all of the free bet offers for this years FA Cup final?
Wigan are up against Man City, who knocked out holders Chelsea in a thrilling semi-final. Man City, who entered the FA Cup in the third round due to their Premier League status, seem to have had all the luck... so far.
In the FA Cup fifth round tie a strong 4–0 win against Leeds helped boost club spirits following some poor performances in their Premier League fixtures.
Man City were drawn at home to Barnsley in the FA Cup sixth round and a 5-0 win left no bookies in doubt that they were on their way to the final. Hopefully you used some FA Cup betting offers prior to that day!
Wembley Stadium saw Man City take on defending FA Cup champions Chelsea. Online bookies couldn't decide between the two with both at similar odds to reach the FA Cup final.
In a fast-paced start to the match Man City took control and went ahead in the 35th minute thanks to a goal by Nasri and sent punters that used the £200 Bet365 free bet offer and placed a bet on him being the first goalscorer into dream land.
Man City kept the pressure on and scored again on 46 minutes thanks to a goal by Aguero. The appearance of Torres from the bench was a good move as he helped Ba get their only goal.
Chelsea then dominated the final 25 minutes of a thrilling FA Cup tie, but despite some impressive play, they were unable to score again, and failed to reach the FA Cup final for only the third time in seven seasons.
FA Cup Final Betting Odds
If you're thinking of using a bookies free bet or FA Cup betting offer then you'll not be surprised to hear that Man City are clear favourites to beat Wigan in the FA Cup final.
Most bookies offer odds of around 4/11 for a Man City win while William Hill offers punters the best odds for betting on Wigan with 10/1 for the win and 9/2 the draw.
It's a small FA Cup final betting market, but if you used a free bet on who would wear their home strip and picked Man City, then well done as Wigan will play in their black away strip.
This years FA Cup final will kick off at 5.15pm on May 11th and is set to be televised live on ITV and as well as on ESPN. The match will be Wigan's first FA Cup final and Man City's tenth and is sure to one of the biggest live-betting events of the year!