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Manchester City vs. Watford - 5/18/19 FA Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Watford vs. Manchester City
Date & Time Saturday May 18, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Wembley Stadium
London, England
The Line
Manchester City -303 / Watford +800 / Draw +400
TV Channel
ESPN
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Manchester City will play Watford in the final of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in London.

Manchester City finished their exceptional Premier League campaign last weekend as they beat Brighton 4-1 away from home. It was a scary start for the Sky Blues as they conceded early but the likes of Aguero, Mahrez and Silva played exceptionally well to ensure that the title returned to the Etihad. Outside of the Champions League, Manchester City have had an outstanding season and they will look to win their 3rd trophy of 2018/2019 by lifting the FA Cup. The team looks fit with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva available to play.

On the other side of the coin, Watford were beaten 4-1 at home in their previous match. It has been a very poor finish to the season for Watford as the team only won 1 game in their last 6 fixtures. It is important to note that many key players have been rested in recent weeks for Watford as they prepare for this match. Watford will be the underdogs in this match and they will know that they must defend well if they are to compete against the top team in the country.

Manchester City and Watford have played each other twice in the Premier League this season. Manchester won both matches. The game at the Etihad Stadium was won 3-1 while Manchester City won 2-1 when playing at Vicarage Road. The last match between these two teams saw Raheem Sterling scoring a hattrick for Manchester City.

As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Manchester City to win. Watford have had a solid season but the Hornets have fallen away in recent week. Manchester City have been the best team in England and I see them finishing their season by winning the FA Cup.

Pick:
Manchester City

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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