The Latics travel to the Ethiad Stadium on Sunday in what will be a repeat of last season's final, which the Latics won, with our tipster backing goals in this cup clashThe holders of the FA Cup Wigan Athletic face recently crowned Capital One Cup Champions Manchester City this weekend looking to get the better of the Premier League outfit for a second time in a year in this competition.
A late Ben Watson header last season was enough for Wigan as they shocked the nation by beating City at Wembley in May. This time around the two sides are in different leagues, quite literally, and City will be sure not to underestimate the side who have already knocked out two top flight clubs.
Uwe Rosler's side have looked very impressive in the competition so far, overcoming MK Dons in a replay, before beating Crystal Palace at home and then Cardiff City away.
The Latics are currently on a five game winning streak, including some fine victories against Nottingham Forest, Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday which have propelled them up towards the playoffs in the Championship.
bet365 however don't give them much hope against City though, pricing them at 16/1 (17.00).
City come into this match having been crowned the Capital One Cup Champions after victory against Sunderland last Sunday.
Manuel Pellegrini's men had to come from behind to take the trophy, with stunning goals from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri turning the game around. Before overcoming Chelsea in the last round of the FA Cup, City had beaten two Championship outfits, winning against Blackburn in a replay and Watford. bet365 price them at 1/7 (1.14) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 13/2 (7.50).
Despite finding themselves in the sixth round, City have struggled against Championship opposition at times, drawing away 1-1 with Blackburn, before coming from 2-0 down against Watford to eventually win 4-2. With Wigan on fire at the moment, they may fancy their chances against City who may well be on a come down from their win last weekend and with plenty of their players returning from international duty.
With this in mind, the both teams to score bet stands out at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365. City conceded against both Blackburn and Watford, and with Wigan scoring at least twice in their last five matches, it's well worth backing goals on Sunday at odds against.
|Both teams to score at 6/5 (2.20) for 1.5pts with bet365