Manchester City vs. Wigan Athletic: Preview and TV schedule

Alex Livesey

Manchester City are strong favourites to win their sixth FA Cup against Premier League strugglers Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Cruising towards second place in the league, Manchester City are massive favourites to beat a relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic and win the FA Cup. Roberto Martínez's side have defied the odds to reach their first final, and a win would end a loss of eight straight defeats to City. However, they've only won once in their last five league games.

The only Premier League opposition City have faced on their way to the final is Stoke City and Chelsea, but Wigan had an even more fortunate draw. Only Everton posed a great threat for the Latics, with Millwall brushed aside in the semi-final.

City will be without Scott Sinclair after his shoulder issue, and muscle fatigue has put midfielder Yaya Touré in doubt. However, the Ivorian -- who scored the game's only goal when City beat Stoke to last win this tournament in 2011 -- has declared himself fit to play.

Wigan have a few more injuries to worry about. Iván Ramis, Maynor Figueroa and Ronnie Stam are all unavailable, while defender Antolín Alcaraz is '50-50'. Wing-back Jean Beausejour picked up a hamstring strain in the recent 3-2 win over West Brom, and he's strongly doubtful.

Manchester City injuries and suspensions

Out: Scott Sinclair (shoulder) In doubt: Yaya Touré (muscle fatigue)

Wigan Athletic injuries and suspensions

Out: Iván Ramis (knee), Maynor Figueroa (groin), Ronnie Stam (leg) In doubt: Antolín Alcaraz (hamstring), Jean Beausejour (hamstring)

Match Date\Time: Saturday, 17:45 p.m. local, 12:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Wembley, London, England

TV: FOX Network (U.S. English), FOX Deportes (U.S. Spanish), ESPN UK / HD, ITV 1 (U.K.)

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