Wigan v Man City Betting Tips – 19th February 2018
Wigan Athletic have a strange achievement in their history books. In 2013 they won the FA Cup and were relegated from the Premier League within a matter of days.
Although members of the club’s board have suggested recently that they wouldn’t swap their FA Cup win for anything, there’s no doubt that relegation hurt the club badly.
The Latics have subsequently slipped further down the football pyramid and are currently involved in the battle to get out of League One and back into the Championship.
Paul Cook has done a great job since taking over at Wigan and has already claimed the scalps of both Bournemouth and West Ham in their run to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Their chances of progressing further in the competition, however, are very slim as Manchester City visit the DW Stadium on Monday night.
Man City to Keep Fighting on Four Fronts
Man City were the side that Wigan beat in the 2013 FA Cup final. The Latics went into the game as the heavy underdogs against City but managed to secure a famous victory thanks to a Ben Watson goal.
Despite the fact that Man City had won the Premier League title the season before, they were still viewed as something of an emerging power in 2013. The Citizens have taken big strides forward in the time that’s past and with Pep Guardiola in charge they are fighting on four fronts.
The Premier League title looks all but done, City are in the final of the EFL Cup, they blew Basel away 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie and have been faultless so far in the FA Cup.
Guardiola keeps telling people that Man City cannot win four trophies but they will surely take a step closer to FA Cup glory on Monday night.
Wigan are a very good side at their level and will try to take the game to their illustrious opponents but realistically the best they can hope for is giving a good account of themselves. Man City’s incredible attacking prowess will see them over the line so bet on the away team to win and over 3.5 goals at 6/5 with Betfred.
More Ways to Profit from an Away Win
There is more than one way to approach your betting in a match where there is a heavy favourite.
Yes, we know that Man City have all the attacking firepower a team could wish for but they’re also incredibly adept at controlling matches.
Guardiola will want his players to put the match beyond doubt as soon as possible so bet on Man City scoring over 1.5 first half goals at 1/2 with Betway.
It’s also worth heading to the half time/full time market and backing the Man City/Man City selection at 8/13 with Coral.
Ex-Man Utd Player Can Show His Quality
The Wigan fans may be more than a little concerned for their team ahead of a match against the team that many believe are the best in Europe at the moment.
The players, however, will be desperate to test themselves against players from the top level. Wigan will learn plenty of valuable lessons and could even grab a bit of the limelight for themselves.
So, bet on the home side scoring exactly one goal at 8/5 with William Hill.
Will Grigg does most of the damage from a goalscoring perspective for Wigan but if you want to back any of the home players to score, take the 9/2 that Marathonbet are offering on Nick Powell.
The attacking midfielder is arguably Wigan’s best player and having played for Man Utd, he’ll be especially keen to score against Man City.