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FA Cup Final Opta Stats: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

Can Carlos keep his strong FA Cup scoring record going?

"The last five FA Cup finals involving two top tier sides have produced a total of just nine goals (three 1-0s and two 2-1s). Under 2.5 goals is 2.3611/8"

It's a David v Goliath battle at Wembley for Saturday's FA Cup Final and the Opta stats suggest Goliath will get the better of this one

The two teams have only met twice before in the FA Cup, with City winning both games 1-0 at home, in 1971 in the third round and in 2006 when City won a Fourth Round clash. City are 8.615/2 to win 1-0 

Wigan have failed to scored a single goal in each of their last seven meetings with the Citizens (all in the league), losing each of those games. City are 1.910/11 to keep a clean sheet 

Carlos Tevez has netted seven goals in 12 appearances against the Latics (all in the Premier League). Tevez is 5.39/2 to open the scoring

The last five FA Cup finals involving two top tier sides have produced a total of just nine goals (three 1-0s and two 2-1s). Under 2.5 goals is 2.3611/8 

The Latics have enjoyed just two wins in their last six FA Cup clashes with top-tier teams, losing three and drawing one. City are 1.8910/11 to be winning at half-time and full-time

Thirteen of the last 17 exclusively top-tier finals have seen one or both sides failed to find the back of the net at all. City are 2.05n/a to win to nil

Wigan Athletic have never lost a FA Cup match when Roman Golobart has played (W4 D1). Wigan are 10.09/1 to win in 90 minutes

Only beaten semi-finalists Chelsea (17) can better City's haul of 15 goals in the FA Cup this season. Any unquoted scoreline can be backed at 4.57/2

Callum McManaman has scored in three successive FA Cup appearances. McManaman is 6.86/1 to score 

Roberto Martinez's charges have only conceded one goal in their last five FA Cup games and only two overall in this campaign. Wigan are 15.014/1 to win to nil


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09 May 2013

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