FA Cup Final 2023

Saturday, 3rd June 3pm

Manchester City vs Manchester United

  • Met 8 times in the FA Cup, City 3, Draws 0, United 5
  • Met twice this season in the league (Man Utd 2-1 Man City, Man City 6-3 Man Utd)
  • Man Utd have won the FA Cup 12 times (most recent win, 2016)
  • Man City have won the FA Cup 6 times (most recent win, 2019)
  • Last met in the FA Cup (2012, Man City 2-3 Man Utd)
  • Man City have won 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
  • Man Utd have won just 2 of their last 7 vs Man City (all comps)
  • The last 3 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS (but 6 of the last 9 Under 2.5 goals)
  • Both teams scored in the last 3 head-to-heads (but 6 of the last 9 both teams DIDN’T score)
  • Just 2 DRAWS in the last 19 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • Haaland (Man City) scored a hat-trick vs United this season
  • Phil Foden (Man City) scored a hat-trick vs United this season

The next hurdle for Manchester City to cross ahead of their treble bid is an FA Cup Final at Wembley this Saturday as they take on bitter rivals Manchester United.

With the Premier League already in the bag and a Champions League Final on June 10th – City will be hoping to keep their treble dreams alive, but there will be no side more than United who will want to throw a spanner in the works.

The sides have met 8 times in the FA Cup and it’s also United that have the edge in this competition with 5 wins to City’s 3.

They’ve also, of course, met in the league twice this term too and the honours have been shared on that front with a win each.

Looking at the match betting, City are the big favourites to win their 7th FA Cup at ½, with the draw 15/4 and United at 19/4, while City are an even shorter 1/4 to just lift the Cup and United 19/4.

City have also won 3 of their last 4 vs United, while United have won just two of their last 7 vs their bitter rivals to back up the odds the bookmakers have them in the betting.

Other options could be to side with both teams to score as this bet has paid out in the last 3 meetings, while the last three clashes also saw over 2.5 goals. You can back both teams to score at 3/4 or 3+ goals in the game at 8/13.

We’ve also only seen 2 draws in the last 19 head-to-heads between the two teams so extra-time and/or penalties might not happen if the stats are to be backed up.

Onto the scoring markets and no prizes for guessing a certain Erling Haaland is propping up the betting at 21/10 (1st) or 8/13 (anytime) – he’s scored 48 times (all comps) for City this season and scored a hat-trick vs Man Utd this term too. You can back him at 13/5 to net 2+ goals or 9/1 to get 3+ in the game.

This season Phil Foden also netted a three-time vs United – of course team news will be key, and he may not start, but if he does the 15/2 (1st) or 5/2 (anytime) might appeal.

United’s Marcus Rashford has also had a good season with 23 goals (all comps) and is their shortest-priced player in the scoring markets at 17/2 (1st) or 3/1 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game that the form book says City, but we know United will want to ruin their treble bid and be bang up for this. They’ve already won the EFL Cup this season and adding an FA Cup to a top four finish will be a top season for the Red Devils.

However, then both teams to score option at 3/4 looks fair value at this price and in a one-off game like this gets the call with both sides having little to lose.