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Wigan to beat man city 9/1

This section has a particular fondness for outside bets involving Wigan at this time of the year, which is what made their odds all the more remarkable.

The riches available to both teams, as well as their respective league positions, meant that City were favourites, but, given how close the league game was just a few weeks ago, Wigan's odds were immensely generous.

Added to that, Wigan's league position has forced them to be sharp, while City – who were planning for a new manager behind the scenese – have been waiting for the final for weeks and their slugglishness allowed Wigan, and anyone who backed them, to take advantage.

Irish Independent