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FA Cup 2738 2340 Gus Johnson's keys to victory for Manchester City vs. Wigan 31743815 Prediction Prediction FA Cup

Keep in the back of your mind that Wigan did have its best game of the year in this tournament (the Latics defeated Everton 3-0 in the sixth round). If Wigan can pull that off again — and maybe take advantage of some of City’s overconfidence — it can pull off an enormous upset at Wembley.

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One man to keep an eye on is Arouna Kone (pictured). The former PSV and Levante striker looked dangerous in attack last Saturday against West Brom and can be a force up top. Though Wigan tends to forget about its defensive assignments, the 29-year-old forward can single-handedly provide the punch needed to overcome Wigan's defensive shortcomings and help the Latics upset Manchester City on Saturday.

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FA Cup 2738 2340 Gus Johnson's keys to victory for Manchester City vs. Wigan 31743812 Wigan's X-factor Wigan%27s+X-factor FA Cup

We all love comeback stories, and it would be wild to see Wigan win the FA Cup after being in such trouble all season. It’s going to be tough. Jean Beausejour looks like he will be out, and Wigan need all the defense it can get against a Manchester City team that can score goals. Joel Robles (pictured) has been rock solid for the Latics in goal, though. Ali Al-Habsi made some crazy saves last season, but he also made so many mistakes that were just too costly to overcome. If Wigan somehow can manage to stymie City's offensive firepower, Roberto Martinez's men stand a fighting chance.

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FA Cup 2738 2340 Gus Johnson's keys to victory for Manchester City vs. Wigan 31743814 Wigan Athletic Wigan+Athletic FA Cup

We haven’t seen much of Wigan this season, and that’s because it has been fighting for Premier League survival. The Latics have great affection for manager Roberto Martinez (pictured), but this isn’t the first time they have been in this kind of struggle. Looking in as an outsider, we must wonder if Martinez's time at the DW Stadium will be coming to an end. Wigan, for the most part, plays the right way — it passes the ball well and tries to spread the field. As results would suggest this season, however, the Latics don’t have the talent to compete against the Premier League's elite. That said, expect them to come out with something to prove against Manchester City.

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FA Cup 2738 2340 Gus Johnson's keys to victory for Manchester City vs. Wigan 31743813 Manchester City's key player Manchester+City%27s+key+player FA Cup

The best game of the FA Cup, so far, was Manchester City's semifinal against Chelsea in April; for many, that felt like a final. Samir Nasri (pictured) had his best game of the year, and many believe that he has turned his fortunes around at City after a dismal start to the season. Nasri's future at Etihad Stadium still remains in doubt, but the French midfielder can make a strong case to remain at City with another strong performance against Wigan on Saturday.

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City’s desire. Will it be there? The Sky Blues were not at all good in Europe and dropped the ball badly in their title defense — the Premier League was over months ago, and they know it. To some of these players, this feels like a consolation prize. City’s manager, Roberto Mancini, needs to guard against that. All the pressure is on City's talented players, such as Sergio Aguero (pictured), Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany. This team is expected to win, and sometimes when you are in that situation, you struggle.

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FA Cup 2738 2340 Gus Johnson's keys to victory for Manchester City vs. Wigan 31743810 Manchester City Manchester+City FA Cup

For Wigan to have a prayer against Manchester City, the Latics must pay attention to Argentine duo Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez. It’s been a disappointing season for City, but it still has a chance at hardware, so that should make it important. These two strikers can score anytime, anywhere; particularly Tevez, who has totally changed his attitude from the stunt he pulled against manager Roberto Mancini (pictured) last season. These past few months, Tevez has looked like he is willing able to carry the team’s scoring load. City will need him to have a big game at Wembley.

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