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Man City vs Man Utd FA Cup Final Predictions, Tips and Odds: Citizens Look to Complete Double

For the second consecutive season, rivals Manchester City and Manchester United face off at Wembley in the FA Cup final. The Citizens will be hoping to do the double, while the Red Devils need to win to secure European football for next season. 

Man City vs Man Utd predictions

Man City vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 3/4 with Midnite
Correct Score Man City 2-1 Man Utd 8/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Phil Foden 6/1 with Boylesports

The stats behind our Man City vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Man Utd have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 games across all competitions.
  • Man City have scored at least two goals in 10 of their last 12 matches.
  • Phil Foden has scored five goals in his last five games.

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Pep eyes the double as Manchester United look for revenge 

For the first time in the FA Cup’s history, the same two English sides will contest the final in back-to-back seasons.

City got the best of their rivals in 2022/23 after İlkay Gündoğan scored twice on the way to their famous treble. One year later, Gündoğan has gone, but City are once again on the hunt for another trophy as they look to complete the double. The Citizens secured their record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title with a 3-1 victory over West Ham at the weekend and are now looking to win the FA Cup in back-to-back seasons for the first time in their history.

Pep’s side have been nearly unstoppable, going unbeaten in their last 35 matches across all competitions, with 29 wins, the longest run by an English side in the Premier League era. They took the record from their rivals and opponents, Manchester United, and will be hopeful of extending it at Wembley.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, know that winning the FA Cup is their only way of securing European football for next season. Despite beating Brighton on the final day, they finished eighth. This was their worst-ever finish in a Premier League campaign and the first time they had ever ended a season in the competition with a negative goal difference (-1), with Erik ten Hag’s future in serious doubt.

However, this is a Manchester derby, and anything can happen, just like in United’s last two rounds in the competition.

In the quarter-finals, they came back not once but twice against Liverpool at Old Trafford. They equalised in the 87th minute to send it to extra time before cancelling out Liverpool’s third goal again. Sub Amad Diallo then popped up in stoppage time to score a famous winner before being sent off for his celebration.

However, this was the complete opposite in their semi-final clash against Coventry when they scraped by on penalties after throwing away a three-goal lead to the Championship side despite leading 3-0 in the 70th minute. They were almost embarrassed to celebrate their spot-kick triumph, but it now means the red side of Manchester have reached more FA Cup finals than any other side in the competition’s history.

Man City vs Man Utd match tip

Phil Foden to score anytime @ 7/5 with Bet365

Fresh from two goals against West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season, Phil Foden hopes to add to his tally of 26 goals across all competitions in 2023/24. The 23-year-old has scored five goals in his last five appearances and 18 goals in 23 appearances across all competitions in 2024.

Man City vs Man Utd odds


*Odds correct as of 07:15 on May 24. 18+ only. GambleAware.

Man City have won each of the previous three meetings between the two sides, doing the double over their rivals in the league and beating them in last season’s FA Cup final. They are odds on to make it four in a row and complete the double after their fourth consecutive Premier League title was confirmed last weekend.

Man City vs Man Utd team news

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful

Ederson is Manchester City’s only confirmed absentee at Wembley, but Stefan Ortega was expected to start the FA Cup final anyway.

Top Scorer: Erling Haaland (5)

Card Magnet: Jeremy Doku, Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, Josko Gvardiol, Ruben Dias, Mateo Kovacic (1)

Assist Ace: Kevin De Bruyne (5)

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia Victor Lindelof, Mason Mount, Anthony Martial

Harry Maguire has been ruled out of the FA Cup final, though he is still expected to be fit for England’s Euros squad this summer. However, Victor Lindelof, Mason Mount and Anthony Martial are all in contention to return in what is a boost for Ten Hag. Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are also out.

Top Scorer: Bruno Fernandes (3)

Card Magnet: Andre Onana (2)

Assist Ace: Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes (2)

How can I watch Man City vs Man Utd?

Manchester City will play Manchester United in the FA Cup final at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25th. The match will be broadcast live on BBC One, ITV 1, and STV in the UK.

Man City vs Man Utd head-to-head

  • 3 March 2024 – Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United – Premier League
  • 29 October 2023 – Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 3 June 2023 – Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United – FA Cup
  • 14 January 2023 – Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 6 March 2022 – Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United – Premier League

Manchester City have won four of their last five meetings with Manchester United (one loss), including last season’s FA Cup final.

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