Manchester City vs Manchester United | FA Cup Final predictions

Manchester City vs Manchester United | FA Cup Final

03/06/2023 15:00

Prediction: 3-1

The much-anticipated FA Cup final featuring Manchester City and Manchester United is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd. Guardiola’s team has set its sights on the treble, having already clinched the Premier League title. They now aim to secure the English Cup and are also gearing up for the Champions League final against Inter on June 10th. On the other hand, Manchester United seeks their second triumph of the season following their victory in the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle. This derby match will mark the third encounter between the two teams this season, with one victory apiece in the league matches.

Brentford secured a 1-0 victory in their most recent Premier League match, ending Manchester City’s lengthy unbeaten streak that had persisted since February 5th. Prior to that, Guardiola’s side had drawn with Brighton. Meanwhile, Manchester United approaches the FA Cup final on the back of four consecutive wins in the Premier League, triumphing over Fulham, Chelsea, Bournemouth, and Wolverhampton.

Manchester City’s defensive lineup may be at risk due to Akanji’s uncertain availability. Dias, Ake, and Walker are expected to form the defensive trio, while De Bruyne has recovered from his injury and will partner with Gundogan in midfield. In the attacking department, the choice between Foden, who scored in the previous two matches, and Grealish remains undecided. Bernardo Silva is likely to occupy the right flank, with the center-forward position unquestionably belonging to Halland, who surprisingly hasn’t scored in his last four games.

Training woes plague Ten Hag’s Manchester United, as they may have to do without five injured players: Martial, Anthony, Lisando Martinez, Van de Beek, and Sabitzer. The Red Devils are anticipated to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Eriksen alongside the in-form Casemiro, who has netted two goals in the last three games. Rashford will lead the attack, supported by Sancho, who found the back of the net in the previous season’s championship, Bruno Fernandes, who has scored twice in the last two matches, and possibly the young Garnacho.

  • All three of the previous encounters between these teams have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
  • Manchester City has emerged victorious in three of the last four derbies, winning eight out of their last eleven games overall.
  • Manchester United, on the other hand, has scored two Over 2.5s in a row prior to this match.
  • Four out of City’s five FA Cup games have concluded with more than 2.5 goals, while interestingly, all of Manchester United’s FA Cup games have resulted in 3-1 victories for the Red Devils.

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.


Our prediction for the Manchester City vs. Manchester United FA Cup final is a victory for Guardiola’s team, with an Over 2.5 goals outcome. This promises to be a thrilling match between two attacking powerhouses accustomed to scoring a flurry of goals, even in derby clashes. The last three encounters between these teams have seen 17 goals.

The presence of top-class strikers such as Halland and Rashford further strengthens our forecast, along with the tactical acumen of both coaches. Ultimately, City holds an advantage due to their perceived technical superiority over their opponents, who will also contend with some key absences.