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Wolves can take the final step

Wolves can take the final step

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Manchester City may be the favourites to win the FA Cup but, after knocking Liverpool and Manchester United out of the competition, Wolves will be confident of lifting the trophy for the first time since 1960.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have been outstanding this season following last term’s promotion and are in contention to finish seventh in the Premier League as well as having the chance to beat Watford in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley.

Wolves to win the FA Cup @ 4/1

Raul Jimenez and, perhaps more surprisingly Matt Doherty, have already scored three goals in the FA Cup this season, while Wolves will be keen to exact some revenge on the Hornets who won 2-0 at Molineux in October when Etienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra were on target.

Watford have also over-achieved in the league this season and have seven more points than they did at the same stage last term.

They have never won the FA Cup before but did reach the final 35 years ago when they were beaten 2-0 by Everton.

Brighton to beat Manchester City @ 11/1

Manchester City are showing no sign of tiredness as they attempt to win the quadruple this season but that may have changed by the time the semi-finals take place in less than three weeks’ time as the title race and Champions League move towards a conclusion.

City’s recent record in the FA Cup is surprisingly poor with their only triumph in the last half-century coming in 2011 when they defeated Stoke City.

The Seagulls’ only appearance in the final came in 1983 when they lost a replay to Manchester United.

Chris Hughton named weakened sides in the earlier rounds this season but, with relegation now unlikely, Brighton can put all their efforts into shocking Pep Guardiola’s star-studded team who so nearly came a cropper at Swansea City in the quarter-finals.

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Adrian Mills Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.

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