Sam WattManchester City vs Watford, Saturday May 18th, 12:00 pm, Wembley. The showpiece event of the English football season takes place on Wembley with recently crowned Premier League champions Manchester City taking on underdogs Watford in this season’s FA Cup final.
Games between these two sides usually produce lots of goals. City’s attacking prowess is well known but Watford are often involved in high-scoring encounters too, such as their 3-2 semi-final win against Wolves. 22 goals have flown in across the last five matches between the two, placing this among the best online betting odds for this round of action.
The England international has already racked up an impressive 23 goals this season and Watford have been among his favourite victims in recent times. The former Liverpool frontman netted a hat-trick against the Hornets as recently as March, bringing his tally against the club to five in his last four meetings with them.
Head to Head
City won the most recent meeting between the sides 3-1 in March thanks to a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling, having edged out Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road back in December. Indeed, City have won the last 10 meetings between the pair in a run stretching back to 2007.
Manchester City are the form team in England after winning the Premier League – they won each of their last 12 matches in the division and 15 of 16 since the turn of the year.
Watford are mired in a poor run of form – they lost each of their last three league matches and won just one of their last six.
This will be the Hornets’ first FA Cup final since 1984, when they were defeated 2-0 by Everton.
The FA Cup is the only competition that Pep Guardiola has competed in as a manager and not won.
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