Man City – Wigan 09.03.2014
The last season FA Cup finalists Manchester City and Wigan will face earlier this year
, in the quarter-finals. Wigan won 1:0 and this match is chance for revenge for the Citizens. Manchester are playing in great form, especially at Etihad Stadium, following 12 wins from 13 Premier League matches. They have only two defeats in the last three months in all competition (from Barcelona in UEFA Champions league and Chelsea in the Premier League). City have eliminated Blackburn, Watford and Chelsea on the path to the quarter-final.
Wigan are playing in solid form in Championship Division and have four wins in a row. In FA Cup they have eliminated Premier league sides Cardiff City and Crystal Palace, while had tough matches with lower side Milton Keynes Dons before.
Match: Man City – Wigan 17.05h
League: England FA Cup
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.50
Wigan have a long injury list. The goalkeeper Scoot Carson, the defenders Gary Caldwell, Robert Kiernan and Ben Watson, the strikers Shaun Maloney and Martyn Waghorn, as so the midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe will miss this match due to injuries. The top scorer Nick Powell has returned on the last training after recovering from hamstring injury, but he is not fit yet. That is a big handicap for Wigan.
The last meeting between Manchester City and Wigan was in Capital One Cup in September when Manchester City won convincing 5:0.
According to all previous mention facts, Manchester City are favorites on this match. I also expect an efficient match with at least three goals. Over 2.5 is my prediction.