Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City go head-to-head against Manchester United on Saturday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h), and Team Form Analysis.

Manchester City vs Manchester United

Wembley Stadium will be the center of attention when Manchester City and Manchester United lock horns in the FA Cup final. The citizens set up a meeting with their local rivals by beating Chelsea in the semis. And they must be confident after managing to defend their Premier League trophy. Nathan Ake is pushing for a recall to the starting XI. First-choice goalkeeper Ederson misses out due to an eye injury.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, aim to save the season by clinching their 13th FA Cup trophy. But they will have a mountain to climb in Sunday’s showdown. As Pep Guardiola can count on key players for the decider, we are tempted to place our bets on the star-studded Citizens. Rasmus Hojlund is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Brighton. Both Mason Mount and Harry Maguire are major doubts.

Players to watch: Foden to fire City to glory

Phil Foden was the star of the show in Man City’s 3-1 win over West Ham on Sunday. He netted twice in the first half to put his team on course for another English crown. Foden has scored in each of his previous two outings against Man United this season. And he looks overpriced at 7/4 HB88 to strike at Wembley.

Lisandro Martínez’s return from injury last weekend coincided with Man United keeping their first clean sheet since March. The Argentine center-half likes to get stuck in, so he could be worth considering committing two or more fouls at 5/2 (HB88).

Predicted line-ups

Pep Guardiola is unlikely to make too many changes from the side that secured the Premier League title against West Ham last weekend.

Having come off the bench to score in Man United’s final two Premier League games of the season. Rasmus Højlund is expected to be named in Erik ten Hag’s starting XI on Saturday.

Man City: Ortega; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Doku, Foden; Haaland

Man United: Onana; Dalot, Martinez, Casemiro, Wan-Bissaka; Mainoo, Amrabat; Amad, Garnacho; Fernandes, Højlund

Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction

The fierce Manchester rivals are set for a second consecutive city derby in the FA Cup finals. Last season, Manchester City secured a 2-1 victory en route to completing the treble, but this time. They aim for a domestic double after being eliminated by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

Manchester City ended the Premier League campaign with nine consecutive wins, while Manchester United conceded two or more goals in seven of their last ten matches across competitions. Erling Haaland won the Premier League Golden Boot with 27 goals in 31 appearances. Manchester City also won two easy Premier League matches against United this season and have six victories in their last seven clashes with them.

Each of their last six head-to-head encounters saw three or more goals scored. City clinched their fourth consecutive league title with a 3-1 win over West Ham, finishing two points ahead of Arsenal. United have had a turbulent season with many injuries. But have seen critical players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford return recently.

Despite this, they are still considered inferior to City. City’s recent form and dominance over United make them favorites to win by at least two goals, with odds of 1.85. Erling Haaland, despite criticism, will be motivated to prove himself in the FA Cup final with odds of 3.75 for him to score the first goal.

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