FA Cup Finals Betting Options: Manchester City vs Wigan props

Shaun Botterill

Manchester City was a huge favorite two years ago in the FA Cup final and they are in the same situation Saturday in the 2013 of England's showcase game against Wigan. But the final score is not the best bet.

Manchester City is such a huge favorite in its FA Cup final against Wigan that bettors are looking for other wagers to find value Saturday.

City, the FA Cup winner two years ago, is the major favorite to win at 1.40, according to OddsShark.com. Wigan is 8.00 and the draw at 4.75. In terms of moneyline betting, Man City is at -250 with Wigan at +700 and the draw at +375.

Just some of the more common bets you can make on the FA Cup Final are the full time result, Asian handicap and goal line, goals to be scored odd/even, goals over/under (2.5), first half Asian, both teams to score, double chance, and draw-no-bet.

"One of the more popular bets is picking the player that will score," said Jason Green, a soccer analyst at FACupOdds.com. "Obviously the players that have scored the most goals for their teams will have less favorable odds, but simply picking a player to score can have increased odds with solid payouts."

Manchester City has three players that have scored at least 11 goals this season in the England Premier League in Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, and Edin Dzeko. These players will be the most likely to score in the match and this is especially the case since Man City is the HUGE favorite.

However, players that have not scored as many goals will have increased odds and solid payouts if they happen to tickle the twine in the FA Cup final.

Current FA Cup Goal Scorer Props, courtesy of FA Cup Odds:

Sergio Aguero 1.83

Carlos Tevez 2

Edin Dzeko 2.25

Yaya Toure 2.87

Samir Nasri 3.25

David Silva 3.25

Arouna Kone 4.33

James Milner 5.5

Javi Garcia 6

Aleksandar Kolarov 6

Franco Di Santo 6

Angelo Henriquez 6

Shaun Maloney 6

Callum McManaman 7

Jordi Gomez 7.5

Jack Rodwell 8

Gareth Barry 9

Joleon Lescott 9

Douglas Maicon 9

Ben Watson 10

No Goalscorer 11

Micah Richards 11

Pablo Javier Zabaleta 11

Vincent Kompany 12

Kolo Toure 12

Jean Beausejour 13

James McArthur 13

James McCarthy 13

Matija Nastasic 15

Paul Scharner 17

Emmerson Boyce 19

Roger Espinoza 19

Fraser Fyvie 19

Ronnie Stam 19

Gael Clichy 23

Adrian Lopez 26

Antolin Alcaraz 26

Gary Caldwell 29

Roman Golobart 29

For Wigan, Arouna Koné has 10 goals and Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo have five goals apiece this season in the EPL with no other player with more than three. If you think Wigan will score in the match, one of these players may be THE pick if you want to make a player to score wager.

Online sportsbooks allow wagers on the exact score of the game and you can also do this for the first half. Obviously, you will win a massive payout if you wager that Wigan will win 4-0, but there are some solid bets to be made when picking the correct score.

You should know that this season in the EPL Manchester City won both matches against Wigan, 2-0 early in the season at Wigan and 1-0 in the middle of April in Manchester.

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