With a place in the FA Cup final already secured, Manchester City can now focus their full attention on wrestling the Premiership title from cross-country rivals, Manchester United who are in a good stead to win the league.
One interesting fact about this match up is that these teams will face one another in the final of this year’s FA Cup in what looks to be a dress rehearsal on what to be expected in Wembley on May 11th.
The Citizens ran out 2-1 winners on a visit to Old Trafford in the EPL and are expected to repeat the same feat when they host relegation threatened Wigan, with Ladbrokes offering odds of ¼ (1.25) on a home win.
Having failed to score in their last five visits to Manchester City, Roberto Martinez’s side are the underdogs at 11/1 (12.00) to emerge victorious this evening.
The Lactics were delighted to leave Wembley with a ticket for the FA Cup final after a 2-0 spanking of Millwall , and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on holding the defending champions to a stalemate in front of their own fans.
Wigan are currently languishing in 18th position on the table go into this game three points from safety even with two games in hand, though history suggests they will get a boost in their fight for survival. The visitors will have to be at his best to score against the league's toughest defence with City a 5/6 (1.83) favorite to keep a clean slate. The Citizens have so far conceded just 27 goals from 31 games.
Argentine forward Sergio Aguero who has been in impressive form of late is a 3/1 (4.00) bet to open the floodgate of goals while his compatriot, Carlos Tevez is a 10/4 (4.33) shot to find the back of the net first. For Yaya Toure he is at long odds of 50/1 to score a hatrick.
For punters seeking for extra value, they should back the Citizens to go goal crazy over 1.5 goals at 3/10 (1.3). This match promises to be action packed.