Manchester City vs Manchester United: Betting Preview

Manchester City vs Manchester United Match Preview

For the second season running, Manchester City and Manchester United will square off in the FA Cup final. One could hardly ask for a more during way to end the top flight season than another Manchester derby.

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In what is now their 13th FA Cup final, and third in the last five years, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is on the hunt for success in the competition for the second year in a row. They are looking to be the first club in English history to do the league and cup double in back-to-back seasons. Having won the Premier League for fourth consecutive year last weekend, the Cityzens will have all the confidence going into this match.

The seven-time winners of the competition have won six of their last seven games against United, including both of the sides’ meetings in the Premier League this term. In all six of those games won, City scored multiple goals. Having kept clean sheets in four of their five FA Cup games this campaign, everything points to City getting yet another one over their local rivals.

While it has been a wonderful year for the blue side of Manchester, the same can seldom be said for the red side. Twelve-time FA Cup winners Manchester United slumped to eighth spot in the league this term, the worst in the club’s Premier League history. They were also ousted from the UEFA Champions League at the group stage. In plainest terms, it has been a year to forget for Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils.

As a result of their league finish, United has failed to qualify for Europe via domestic play. Thus, the cup final is of even more significance for the club, as losing this game would see them without European football for the first time in a decade. As players are already going of take wage deductions for missing out on the UCL, having no European football at all would be considered a disaster for United.

Match Facts

Date: Saturday, 26 May 2024

Kickoff Time: 15:00 local time (16:00 CET / 10:00 ET / 7:00 PT)

Venue: Wembley (London, England)

Manchester City vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups

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

Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Evans, Casemiro, Wan-Bissaka; Amrabat, Mainoo; Garnacho, McTominay, Fernandes; Højlund

Manchester City vs Manchester United Odds

Via Bet365

Manchester City Win1.30
Manchester United Win9.00
Both Teams Score Y/N1.75 / 2.00
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.44 / 2.75

Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction

Manchester City to win at 1.30

City enters this final as the overwhelming favourite. Given the season both clubs have had, it is not hard to see why. Any result in which they end up no lifting the trophy will be seen as a massive shock, and understandably so.

Untied will have to put it all on the line here, as their season hinges on this game. While City already won the biggest prize available in English football, the onus will be on the Red Devils to claim the cup and qualify for next season’s Europa League. It is all on them to pull off the upset.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Tips

Both teams to score at 1.75

Goals have been a regular feature in Manchester derbies of late, with five of the last six seeing both sides find the back of the net. Expect that trend to continue in Saturday’s final.

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Some may find it a bit surprising to predict that United will also score, but it is worth remembering that while has conceded less goals of late, that they have had a rather shaky defence for most of the season. So, do not be surprised if United finds the back of the net in this one.

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