Citizens Favorites to Lift Trophy
There will be fireworks when the two city rivals, Manchester City and Manchester United, face each other in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and FA Cup live betting odds in the English Cups.
Man City: Brilliant Season
Manchester City is the most in-form team in Europe right now and will go into the match with lots of confidence after thrashing Real Madrid in the UCL and becoming the English champions. The Citizens made it a hat-trick of Premier League titles after Arsenal couldn’t make it back on top of the table. The team won its seventh domestic season crown and is now one trophy down, with two more to go, in its pursuit of winning the rare continental treble.
Pep Guardiola’s men will take on three-time champion Inter Milan at the UEFA Champions League Final on June 10. In the FA Cup final, it will lock horns with Manchester United in Wembley. If City can get two in two, it can join the very few that have achieved this feat in the history of European football, and we will definitely include it in our FA Cup picks and parlays.
Manchester City will bank a staggering $365m if it wins the treble, the biggest pot ever in the history of the game. It would enable Guardiola to continue to build on his dominance by putting City in pole position for any world-class player he believes will improve his squad.
Guardiola rested several first-team regulars in a 1-0 loss to Brentford in the last round of the Premier League season. However, Erling Haaland, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, and Bernardo Silva should start against the Red Devils, while Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, and Jack Grealish are major doubts.
Man United: Great Season Finish
Man United ended its EPL season with a 2-1 victory against Fulham. Erik ten Hag says his confidence in Manchester United’s ability to cause an upset and win the FA Cup next Saturday stems from his side’s recent history against Manchester City.
United will be the underdog at Wembley, and we don’t expect it to win this clash, so if you’re betting online, you should not back it here. Manchester United beat City many times in the last couple of years, so these players know they can compete, so we expect them to find the back of the net.
Manchester United winger Antony will probably recover from an ankle injury in time for Saturday’s FA Cup final. Marcel Sabitzer, Lisandro Martinez, Tom Heaton, and Donny van de Beek are injured for the Old Trafford outfit.
Man City vs Man United Head-to-Head
The two teams shared the points this season, with both winning their home games. The two city rivals tend to produce entertaining encounters, with previous head-to-head fixtures ending with at least three goals and both sides scoring.
The Citizens scored at least two goals in three of their last four head-to-heads, finishing the domestic season as the best attacking side in the EPL with 94 goals netted in 38 games.
Man City vs Man United Match Information
- Match: Man City (28-5-5) vs Man United (23-6-9)
- Day/Time: Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Wembley Stadium, London
- Man City vs Man United Live stream: fubo.tv
Man City vs Man United Betting Lines
Man City vs Man United Picks and Prediction
The Citizens enter this clash as heavy favorites, being priced at -200 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest FA Cup odds, while the goal line is set at three.
City will likely dominate the ball at Wembley, as it tends to do in most games. It would be no surprise if Ten Hag set his side up to counter-attack City. This tactic has worked against it previously, and Guardiola must be wary of it at Wembley. The Citizens can definitely turn in a performance to the same standard as against Arsenal and Real Madrid.
Manchester City is simply at another level, and we expect it to lift the trophy, but we also expect it to concede, so for better odds, we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.
Manchester City is listed at -200 in our Vegas FA Cup lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Manchester City, you have a chance to win $50. Manchester United is +450, offering a chance to win $450 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Manchester City a 66.67% chance to win, with Manchester United at 18.18%.