Manchester City vs Watford: who will win the Fa Cup 2019

Manchester City vs Watford: who will win the Fa Cup 2019

The FA Cup final takes place on May 18th, 2019 at historic Wembley Stadium. Who will win the English FA Cup 2019?

This year, Manchester City and Watford will clash to determine who will win the FA Cup 2019. After a long, grueling tournament, the FA Cup winner will be determined by a single game. Who will earn the glory of lifting the historic, English FA Cup? Let's have a look at the FA Cup Odds

Home Team Win Draw Win Away Team
Manchester City -350 +450 +1000 Watford

FA Cup match odds

There’s a strong consensus for FA Cup odds prior to the final. Manchester City is considered a strong favorite for FA Cup winner odds, while Watford is labelled as a distant underdog to win after full time. Manchester City is a Premier League odds powerhouse to the point where a draw is considered more than twice as likely as a Watford win. 

FA Cup Predictions

FA Cup Outright Odds

The FA Cup odds for an outright win focuses strictly on the end result of the match, while FA Cup betting for full time results only includes the first 90 minutes of the match.  

Team to Win the 2018/19 FA Cup title Bet365
Manchester City -800
Watford +500

 

Since a draw isn’t possible for an outright bet, the odds for Watford winning improve while the payout for a Man City win drops. Essentially, outright soccer odds include the potential for a victory in extra time or a shootout, both of which favor the underdog a bit more than the favorite. After full time, all it takes is a single mistake to lose in extra time or penalty kicks.

Manchester city to win FA Cup odds

Manchester City enjoy excellent odds to win an FA Cup after becoming Premier League champions in 2017-18. Listed as -350 favorites in full time and -800 to win outright, any result other than an FA Cup for the Citizens would be considered a significant upset. Even a draw after 90 minutes would be a bit of a shocker.

Watford to win FA Cup odds

Watford F.C. have put together an outstanding run to beat the odds and make the FA Cup finals in 2019. Unfortunately for Watford, they’re up against a well-oiled machine which has dominated elite English football for the past couple of years.

FA Cup Final Odds

An upset is certainly possible, even if Watford finds themselves in danger of relegation from the EPL table. If Watford leans on defensive play, a full time draw offers excellent value at +450, which would return a $450 win on a $100 wager. Expecting a full time win at +1000 is much less realistic, with an outright win at +500 offering solid value for those who expect a defensive battle. Nonetheless, punters should be wary of Watford as the finals approach.

FA Cup predictions 2019

Since the finals appear to involve a lopsided field tilted heavily towards Manchester City, FA Cup predictions 2019 are a bit more certain than previous years. Watford deserves respect for making the finals, but FA Cup picks will rightfully consider Man City as the best pick for this occasion. Man City will likely dominate possession and momentum for much of the match. Expect a 2-0 victory for the Premier League champs.

Manchester City To Win the FA Cup Odds
-350

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Does FA Cup have extra time

The FA Cup is famous for operating as one of the few football tournaments that features replays, which used to include earlier rounds and the finals. Prior to rule changes in 1998, draws in the finals used to require replays to determine the champions. In fact, 14 finals went to replay during the history of the FA Cup. 

However, the Football Association decided that the finals should be determined on the same day instead of extending the competition to another match. Now, if two clubs draw after 90 minutes and extra time, a penalty shootout decides the winner.

Since then, only two finals have proceeded to penalty kicks. Arsenal defeated Manchester United via penalties in 2005, while Liverpool ousted West Ham United with penalties in 2006. English football tends to abhor a sleepy draw and penalties, but future FA Cup finals will certainly feature more shootouts compared to the past.

FA Cup winner odds

Who has won the FA Cup the most?

The two most dominant sides in FA Cup history are Arsenal FC and Manchester United. The Gunners have won 13 FA Cups while Man U have lifted the award a dozen times. Chelsea’s recent run of excellence have lifted them into a tie for third place with Tottenham, both of whom have won eight cups. Aston Villa (picture showing its 1957 win) and Liverpool are tied for the fifth-most cups, with each team winning seven tournaments.

Aston Villa

Since the year 2000, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United have dominated the FA Cup, winning 14 of 19 competitions. Wigan, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Liverpool are the only clubs to break the dominance of those big three.

Considering that this competition functions as a single game elimination tournament, even the best sides typically endure a shocking upset during the earlier rounds. As such, the consistency of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United has been remarkable over the last couple of decades.

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Who has lost the most FA Cup finals?

Inevitably, for every winner of the FA Cup final there must be a losing side. Everton has enjoyed FA Cup success, but they’re also the team which has lost the final game the most, losing eight times and winning five finals matches.

Leicester City recently earned the most stunning EPL title in history, but they’ve also endured a history of losing at the FA Cup. Despite making the finals four times, Leicester City haven’t been able to get over the hump to secure their first cup win.