FA Cup Final Betting Preview: Can Man City Get the English Treble?

FA Cup Final Betting Preview

Here's our FA Cup Final Betting preview, including information on why Manchester City is the favorite to win it all this time around.

After winning the Premier League and League Cup this year, Manchester City is the favorite to lift the FA Cup on Saturday, May 18, at Wembley Stadium. And, if Pep Guardiola's men can win over Watford, they'll become the first team in English soccer history to have won all three major titles in the same season, the fabled "English treble." 

Regardless, there are plenty of bettors who are trusting the Hornets to pull off the shocker, primarily due to the big payout. Recent history between the two clubs, however, doesn't favor Watford at all, as the club has lost ten straight games versus Man City in different competitions.

FA Cup Final Betting Preview: Spanish Managers Duel

Man City's Pep Guardiola will be facing Javi Gracia in what's a fantastic battle of Spanish managers. Gracia, the former Malaga boss, is aware of the importance of this game for the Hornets, as this is the first time since 1984 that Watford makes it to the FA Cup Final. And even though they finished the season quite poorly (losing seven of eleven matches), they've had a fantastic run this year, and have the current talent to surprise both players and oddsmakers.

FA Cup Final Betting Preview: Our Prediction

Strangely, the full pressure is not on Manchester City, although the team hasn't been scoring very much lately. With that said, many expect this to be an easy match for Pep Guardiola’s guys. And the overall prediction is that Man City will get the victory, and also get the domestic English treble.

FA Cup Final Betting Preview: General Info

The game is set to start at 3 pm, on May 18, but this schedule can change depending on TV coverage. And the match will be taking place at the new Wembley Stadium, a venue that has been home to 13 finals so far.

The current champions are Chelsea, who lifted the cup versus Manchester United at this same stadium in 2018. Furthermore, the team that wins this match will get immediate entry to the Europa League Group Stages. With that said, Man City already has a ticket for the next Champions League. So, if Pep Guardiola’s team beats the Hornets, their Europa League spot will go to the team that finishes 7th in the Premier League. So, do you think you can predict the winner of this outstanding match?