Capoue: Not expected to win

French midfielder Etienne Capoue accepts that no-one expects Watford to defeat Manchester City at Wembley and lift the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

The Hornets have made it through to only the second FA Cup final in their history, with their previous appearance ending in a 2-0 defeat to Everton in 1984.

And Capoue is aware that almost everyone will be expecting the Citizens to clinch a unique domestic treble by adding the FA Cup to the Carabao Cup and the Premier League title they have already won this season.

He said: "The best team ever in my six years in England. Six years I have played against them and this year was the best team ever.

"Everyone says we have zero chances, so we are going to take it. Everyone says Man City are the top team and will win easily – nobody expects us to win."

Watford are 6/1 to win the FA Cup final, with the Hornets 12/1 to win in 90 minutes and 28/1 to triumph following a penalty shootout.

Meanwhile, Watford head coach Javi Gracia has told his players to make the most of an opportunity to become club legends by claiming a surprise Wembley victory.

The Spaniard told the Evening Standard: "I know perfectly it is an important day, it is an important game. I would like to make history with the club and to do it we need to win.

"It is our moment and we have to feel it. I am sure the players know it and they will be ready to give their best."

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