Man City take on West Ham

Updated: 16/07/2024

The 49th Women’s FA Cup Final takes place this Saturday, with Manchester City and West Ham Ladies set to battle it out in front of a bumper crowd at Wembley.

The match offers both sides a rare shot at cup silverware. City have won only one FA Cup before, in 2017, while this will be the Irons first appearance in the showpiece in what is their first campaign as a professional outfit.

Women’s FA Cup Final Match Odds

Amazingly, City have gone the whole league season unbeaten. They’re set to finish second in the Women’s Super League, losing out to Arsenal.

But after waltzing past Watford, Liverpool and Chelsea without conceding a single goal, they’re strong 1/5 favourites to win their second FA Cup in three campaigns.

West Ham will finish sixth or seventh in their Super League debut, having lost 10 of their 19 games so far.

After battling past Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Aston Villa and Reading, they’re 11/1 outshots to cause a surprise in the final.

West Ham boss Matt Beard has steered the Irons to the FA Cup Final in their first professional season.

Women’s FA Cup Final goals odds

City are heavily fancied for this one. They’re the more-established side, boasting experienced internationals like skipper Steph Houghton, Jill Scott and Karen Bardsley.

The Manchester side also beat the Irons in their pair of league meetings 7-1 at home and 3-1 away. City’s pocket dynamo Nikita Parris netted in both fixtures, as part of her 24-goal haul this term.

West Ham aren’t short of quality or experience either, with Gilly Flagerty, Claire Rafferty and Jane Ross in their ranks.

But given City’s prowess this term, we’re looking at them on the -2 handicap at 11/8, with 3/1 about the Blues winning on the -3 handicap.

They haven’t conceded in the competition so far, but West Ham did net in both league meetings. There’s 3/4 about Both Teams to Score, while there’s 20/1 about a 5-1 City victory.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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