For the first time in history, Manchester City and Manchester United meet at Wembley Stadium in an FA Cup final. The two great rivals will go head-to-head with one another in London on Saturday to win the world’s biggest domestic cup competition.
There is more than just bragging rights riding on this fixture for both teams. Having won the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to equal Manchester United of 1998-99 as treble winners, needing to secure the FA Cup and Champions League to reach the heights of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
For United, Erik ten Hag is looking to cap off an impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford by securing the domestic cup double, having guided his team to Carabao Cup glory back in February.
With the excitement building for this extra special Manchester derby, we take a look at where the betting value lies in this fixture.
Manchester City: 1/2, Manchester United: 5/1, Draw 7/2
How will the game be won?
Manchester City - Extra time: 9/1
Manchester City - Penalties: 14/1
Manchester United - Extra time: 22/1
Manchester United - Penalties: 14/1
In the two meetings between the two sides this season in the Premier League both teams have scored. Man City won at the Etihad Stadium 6-3 and Man United won 2-1 at Old Trafford. Both teams to score in the FA Cup final is valued at 8/11.
It’s not the most exciting price, but if you want to boost the odds, you can opt to choose the match result and both teams to score. City to win and BTTS is 15/8, while United to win and BTTS is priced at 8/1.
If you think there could be another high scoring encounter between these two teams, Betfred are offering 6/4 on Over 3.5 goals.
Manchester City scored first in both Premier League meetings in 2022-23. They are 2/5 to score first at Wembley, whereas Manchester United are a more enticing 2/1 to score the opening goal of the match.
Both encounters between these two great rivals this season ended up with results that had an odd number of goals. This is valued at 5/6.
Manchester City to score in both halves is 11/10. Manchester United to score in both halves is valued at 5/1.
Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored a hat-trick against Man United at the Etihad Stadium back in October. Haaland is 2/1 to score first in the final and Foden is valued at 13/2 to open the scoring. Foden is also 2/1 to score at any time in the match.
Haaland has scored over 50 goals in sky blue this term. The Norwegian has scored more than one goal in 13 matches across all competitions this year. He is valued at 5/2 to score two more goals against United on Saturday.
In the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, Jack Grealish was on the scoresheet for the Cityzens, he is 8/1 to open the scoring in this fixture again and 11/4 to score at any time.
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were the scorers for United on that occasion. Rashford scoring first is available at 15/2, while he is 5/2 to score at any point during the game.
Fernandes is 11/1 to break the deadlock at Wembley and 7/2 to find the back of the net at any time.
Casemiro had never been shown a straight red card his career before joining Manchester United in the summer and he has already been sent off twice for the Red Devils this campaign. The Brazilian midfielder is the 6/4 favourite to be carded in the FA Cup final after amassing 13 yellow cards across all competitions this term.
Haaland, Rodri and Bernardo Silva each picked up the joint-most yellow cards in the Premier League for Manchester City in 2022-23 with five. Haaland is 7/1 to go into the referee's book, while Rodri is 10/3 to pick up a booking, and Silva himself is 4/1 to be carded.
United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is no stranger to bookings and can sometimes let his emotions get the better of him when things aren't going his team's way. The Portugal international has been carded 12 times in all competitions this year. He is 9/4 to get booked on Saturday.
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