Betting Preview - Stoke v Manchester City(FA Cup Final)

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 13 May 2011

Stoke City head to Wembley in fine form as they take on Manchester City in the clubs first ever FA Cup final.

The Blues are favourites at 10/11 with BetFred, VictorChandler and Bet365, the draw is 13/5 with Bet365, whilst a City win is available at 18/5 with totesport.

Stoke will hope to make it five Wembley wins out of five and secure the clubs second major trophy. A repeat of the result the last time the Potters played in a major final, a 2-1 League cup win over Chelsea in 1972, is available at 16's with  SkyBet, BetFred and Boylesports. Quite a few of the Potters wins this season have been by more than a one goal margin. A 2-0 win, to add to that total, is available at 28's with Boylesports.

Man City will be hoping to end their own 35 year trophy drought with a win against City and 1-0 would do the Champions League bound side just nicely. That score is available at 6's with BetFred. Seven of the Potters games this season have ended 2-1 so 9's with PaddyPower for a 2-1 Manchester City win could turn out to be a good bet.

Kenwyne Jones is the Potters top scorer, and is on fire at the minute, and is 9's with WilliamHill to open the scoring whilst Robert Huth is one strike away from being the first Potters defender to net 10 goals in a season. The German is 25's with Bet365, VictorChandler and BlueSQ to score first on Saturday. In form winger Jermaine Pennant has been Man of the Match for the last three games and has also netted three times recently. He can be backed at 25's, with Bet365, VictorChandler and BlueSQ, to break the deadlock.

Man City have drawn a lot of criticism this season for being too negative but Carlos Tevez is back in contention after injury and has continued to be a thorn in opponents side this term. The Argentine striker is 5's with WilliamHill to break the deadlock, whilst Yaya Toure will be hoping to inspire his side to a much needed victory over the Potters and is available at 10's with WilliamHill to net first and pay a bit more of his massive transfer fee back.

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