Monday April 29, 2019
Do you have a favourite for the FA Cup Final 2019? We now know the deciding match of the season will be contested between Watford and Manchester City. Watford defeated Wolves in their semi-final on 7th April, while Manchester City defeated Brighton in their semi-final on the same day.
The final itself will be played on 18th May at 5pm at Wembley Stadium. Neither team was in last year’s final, so it is a great opportunity for both teams to make their mark on the event this year. Some would say they have already done that, but only one team can carry away the trophy at the end of the day.
There is much at stake in other ways too. The winning team will be granted entry into the UEFA Europa League for 2019-20 as well. This will be the first time Watford and Manchester City will meet in the FA Cup Final. They have met three times previously though, with Manchester City ahead on two wins to one for Watford.
Who is favourite to win? Manchester City has a greater pedigree than Watford, although both teams have contested the final previously. For Manchester City, this will be the 11th final they’ve been in. Watford will be contesting only their second FA Cup Final.
Understandably, this has marked out Manchester City as the favourites to win the event. Watford have longer odds at present, and it is likely to remain that way. That could mean more people are willing to take a bet on Watford to win. It would certainly produce a better return if that result was to occur. However, many will be betting on Man City to produce another win to add to the five they already have. Watford failed to scoop the trophy in their only previous appearance in the final, so things are heavily tipped in favour of Man City on this occasion.
Which team will you back to win the FA Cup Final this year? Will you go with the favourite Manchester City team or opt for the underdog Watford? Whichever team you choose to support, time will tell whether you’ve picked the winner.