FA Cup Final Betting
After a highly varied and entertaining07/08 season in the English football leagues either Harry Redknapp's Pompey orDave Jones' Bluebirds will emerge victorious in the sports most recognisablecompetition.
The FA Cup final wouldn't be half as interesting without the unusual statisticsto whet the appetite for predicting the winners, not to mention thesuperstitious among us being swayed but these distinctive facts.
Portsmouth F.C. may have only won the competitiononce previously in 1939 but hold the uncanny record of being the longestholders of the cup, almost seven years, due to the suspension of thecompetition during the Second World War.
Cardiff City F.C. have also won thecompetition once back in 1927 and have the unique title of being the onlychampions outside of England to ever win the trophy.
Although it may be the first FA Cup finalwithout one of the ‘Big Four’ teams involved, the sell-out Wembley Stadium willno-doubt host a fitting final that will surely surpass last year’s extremelydire Chelsea - Manchester United ‘the great pretenders’ final.
Unsurprisingly, Portsmouth will go into the game as favourites at 8/11. However, in a competition which has seen shock after shock, Cardiff City cannot be overlooked at big odds of 4/1.
As with all FA Cup finals, there is a plethora of other bets to attract your curiosity.
Out of all the bets available, we like the look of David James at 14/1 and Sol Campbell at 16/1 to be Man of the Match. Both have been in fantastic form for Portsmouth this season and would undoubtedly be pushing each other for Pompey’s Player of the Season.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be going back to Wembley for the first time since his Chelsea days and will pose Cardiff’s main attacking threat. If you so fancy, there are a couple of interesting markets you can bet on the animated Dutchman with.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink betting specials (provided by Ladbrokes)
Play full match: 9/4
Score a goal: 4/1
Booked or sent off: 5/1
Goal assist: 7/1
Whatever the outcome of the game, lets just hope it is a lot more enjoyable than the dross that graced – or should we say stank out – Wembley last year...
FA Cup Betting Special
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Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-05-16 11:26:32