TAB Betting Blog: Man City, Perth Glory to take home silverware

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2019 FA Cup Final - Manchester City vs. Watford (Sunday 2am AEST)

Manchester City have already collected two trophies this season and they have eyes on their third piece of silverware as they ready themselves for Watford in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium early Sunday morning.

The Sky Blues started the 2018/19 campaign with a 2-0 victory against Chelsea in the Community Shield and clinched the EPL title last weekend with a 4-1 triumph away to Brighton to finish one point ahead of Liverpool after 38 rounds. Manchester City won their last 14 EPL matches and 18 of their final 19.

During their path to the FA Cup Final, Manchester City breezed past their inferior opponents in the third, fourth and fifth rounds before overturning a 2-0 second half deficit to defeat Swansea City 3-2 in the sixth round away from home. In the semi-final, Manchester City beat Brighton 1-0.

Manchester City are attempting to win the FA Cup for the sixth time (first since 2011) while their opponents, Watford, are in the FA Cup Final for the second time ever after losing 2-0 to Everton in 1984.

The Hornets managed to overcome away fixtures in the third, fourth and fifth round before accounting for Crystal Palace 2-1 in the sixth round. Trailing 2-0 with 10 minutes remaining, Watford levelled their semi-final against Wolverhampton before winning 3-2 in extra time.

Manchester City are extremely short to win the FA Cup Final, but the Sky Blues to achieve the domestic treble in emphatic fashion looks appealing.

Tip: Manchester City to defeat Watford by two or more goals [in normal time] at $1.65

2019 A-League Grand Final - Perth vs. Sydney FC (Sunday 6:30pm AEST)

We are down to two teams in the fight for the A-League Grand Final and Perth Glory is the more appealing side despite Sydney FC recent dominance over the West Australians. The Sky Blues have won 10 of the past 11 clashes between these sides and only Perth's 3-1 win back in January snapped a nine-game winning run for the three-time champions.

Perth are playing in their first A-League Grand Final since 2012 but have been the best performed side in the competition for most of the season, finishing with just three losses and eight points clear of the second placed Sydney FC. They finished the season with the best attack and best defence of the 10 teams, further emphasising the gap to the rest of the field.

Sydney inflicted two of those losses on the Glory, but the home crowd advantage may play its part in this one.

Tony Popovic has transformed Perth from perennial underachievers to a powerhouse, with key recruits such as Chris Ikonomidis playing standout roles for the side. His combination with Diego Castro is what will take the Glory a long way towards achieving the Premiers Plate/Grand Final double.

In a tight one Perth should shade the Sky Blues, but in extra time. The fact they let a two-goal lead slip against Adelaide last week, before eventually winning on penalties, raises concerns that 90 minutes won't be enough to decide this one.

Tip: Perth to win the A-League Grand Final in extra time against Sydney FC at $8.50