Although everyone likes to talk about the 'magic of the Cup', be sure not to let it influence your betting strategy too much! Gone are the days when this competition was a wide-open betting contest and, although Portsmouth won the trophy last season, you have to go back to 1995 to find a winner from outside the 'Big Four' before that. On that occasion, Everton triumphed 1-0 against Man United, with the Red Devils bouncing back a season later to beat Liverpool by the same scoreline.
Since 1995, eleven of the fourteen FA Cup finals have witnessed two goals or less - certainly a far cry from some of the high-scoring encounters witnessed in the late-eighties and early-nineties. Despite a veritable plethora of bookmaker markets for the finale, it's often difficult to glean value