Manchester City vs Manchester United | FA Cup Final predictions

One of the most captivating showdowns of this season’s finale undoubtedly lies in the FA Cup final, which also happens to be a derby. The highly anticipated match at Wembley features Manchester City going head-to-head against Manchester United, promising a truly spectacular and emotionally charged encounter. Pep Guardiola’s team has the opportunity to secure a clean sweep of victories, having already triumphed in the Premier League and with the Champions League final against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter scheduled for Istanbul in just a week’s time. While the odds favor the Citizens, there are uncertainties surrounding the availability of key players such as De Bruyne and Grealish. Their journey to the final hasn’t been overly challenging, having faced Bristol City, Burnley, and Sheffield United along the way.

On the other hand, United’s return to the Champions League would be further embellished by clinching this trophy. The Red Devils reached the final after a tough semi-final encounter with Brighton, ultimately emerging victorious in a penalty shootout. Erik ten Hag’s squad, although grappling with several absentees, including Lisandro Martinez, Sabitzer, and Martial, remains optimistic, having recently secured a 2-1 victory over City in their last league match.

  • Manchester City has amassed over 100 goals this season.
  • United have scored a total of 6 goals in their 3 previous encounters.
  • The last 3 meetings between these teams have all witnessed over 2.5 goals.
  • Two in-form teams are set to clash, each determined to claim victory and create an exhilarating challenge.

 

Form Guide

Manchester City DWWWDL

Manchester City will be eager to bounce back from their recent 1-0 defeat against Brentford in the Premier League as they aim to reclaim victory in their upcoming match.

During their encounter with Brentford, Manchester City maintained 66% possession and made a total of 17 goal attempts, with 3 of them accurately aimed at the target. Conversely, Brentford managed to unleash 11 shots on goal, out of which 4 were on target. In the 85th minute, Ethan Pinnock successfully scored the winning goal for Brentford.

The recent performances of Manchester City’s defense have demonstrated their tremendous efforts. They have successfully restricted their opponents, allowing only 3 goals past their goalkeeper in their last six matches.

To conclude, Manchester City is determined to regain their winning momentum and overcome their previous setback. Their resolute defensive displays exemplify the team’s commitment to keeping their opponents at bay.

 

Manchester United LLWWWW

Manchester United will enter the upcoming match on the back of a 2-1 victory against Fulham in the Premier League. In that game, Manchester United had 54% possession and registered 21 shots, with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers for Manchester United were Jadon Sancho (39′) and Bruno Fernandes (55′). Fulham, on the other hand, had 10 attempts at goal, with 3 on target. Kenny Tete (19′) scored the goal for Fulham.

Manchester United’s defenders have been performing well lately, conceding only 4 goals in their last 6 matches. During that same period, they managed to score 9 goals. 

 

 

Injured and suspended

Manchester City: (Nathan Aké).

Manchester United: (Marcel Sabitzer, Tom Heaton, Lisandro Martínez and Donny van de Beek)

 

Manchester City vs Manchester United Predicted XI

Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.

Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford.   

 

Prediction

In this upcoming match, Manchester City is expected to dominate possession and capitalize on numerous goal-scoring chances.

On the contrary, Manchester United will face challenges in creating shooting opportunities, but we believe they will still have enough possession to find the back of the net.

Therefore, our prediction is a well-managed 3-1 victory for Manchester City, with the final whistle sealing their triumph.