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Make loads of money with a bet on the FA Cup Final!

Any excuse…

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The most exciting event of the year is just hours away and The Spoiler can barely contain its excitement.

Surely – SURELY! – this is the year we’ll be able to put the Great back into Britain with a win the Eurovision Song Contest? We’ve got Blue for Chrissake! There’s Little Lee, Ripped Simon, Sexy Duncan and that guy from their local kebab shop that follows them around – how can we fail?

Assuming they keep their mouths shut and don’t say anything stupid we’ll be laughing all the way to the glory bank… What’s that, Duncan?

“We all have different fans. I get a lot of the mums and the disabled children. A lot of my fans have got cerebral palsy, but you know what? I love children like that, and I love people who have got disabilities because I spent a lot of time in hospital with my grandparents when they were ill, and Mum was a nurse.

“It’s just in my nature. I’m like a magnet to them, and I treat them like normal people so they latch on. I once had a launch party and there was a queue of disabled kids all in wheelchairs come to see me, and Sara [the band's manager] walked in and goes: ‘What is it with you and disabled people?’”

Oh well. There’s always the FA Cup final…

Here’s what our soothsaying friends at Ladbrokes have to say about things…

Match Odds

While Stoke offer all the value at 7/4 to lift the trophy, the omens aren’t great for the Potters with just 16 of the 54 teams that have competed in a FA Cup final have lifted the trophy on their debut appearance.

Manchester City are 2/5 to lift the FA Cup and are highly fancied to win the tie inside 90 minutes at 5/6, but the last four ties between the two have all ended 1-1 at the end of the 90 minutes and the draw looks the best bet at 5/2.

It’s bound to be a tense encounter that no side will want to lose so the value looks to be in backing Stoke to win in extra time at 16/1 in a repeat of last year’s FA Cup fifth round replay which Stoke won 3-1 after extra time.

Total Goals

Manchester City have scored in 11 consecutive FA Cup matches suggesting and with Carlos Tevez likely to play his last major role in a Manchester City shirt, he looks a certainty at 11/4 to score a goal.
Roberto Mancini’s men will have to be on top form defensively as Stoke have scored 14 goals in their FA Cup run, conceding just twice, and Jonathon Walters has five goals in six FA Cup appearances – he is 5/2 to score at any time.

A fifth consecutive 1-1 draw is priced at 11/2 and you can get 11/1 for Manchester City or Stoke to win on penalties – Manchester City are 7/1 to win after extra time.

If you fancy betting on some other games, why not take the advice of Terry Venables? He’s fresh off a Marbella sun lounger and bursting with tips in this video. There’s also a sexy lady…


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