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FA Cup final prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds


The first ever all-Manchester FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are bidding to complete the second part of a treble, while Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United can seal a domestic cup double.

City have already won the Premier League and face Inter Milan in the Champions League final on June 10. United won the Carabao Cup in February.

A crowd of about 90,000 was expected at Wembley despite more national train strikes causing travel chaos for fans traveling from Manchester.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Date, kick-off time and venue

Manchester City vs Manchester United in the FA Cup Final is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday, 3 June 2023.

The match will take place at Wembley Stadium.

The FA Cup trophy.  (The FA via Getty Images)

The FA Cup trophy. (The FA via Getty Images)

Where to watch FA Cup final

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live for free on BBC One and ITV 1.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch live online for free via BBC iPlayer and ITV X, available via their websites or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Dom Smith at Wembley Stadium.

FA Cup final team news

City quartet Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji are all fit to play last weekend’s defeat at Brentford.

Guardiola has confirmed back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega will play, saying: “It’s always been the same in the cups, even with Barcelona and Munich, so he’s going to play in the FA Cup.”

Stefan Ortega will play the final (Action Images via Reuters)

Stefan Ortega will play the final (Action Images via Reuters)

United winger Antony is losing his battle to be fit. Ten Hag said on Friday that it is “unlikely” Antony will play after he was carried off on a stretcher against Chelsea last week

At the back, Raphael Varane will partner either Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof. Luke Shaw is expected to be fit despite missing the recent 2-1 win over Fulham. It’ll be a choice between Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot at right-back.

FA Cup final predictions

There is no team more likely to beat Manchester City in the FA Cup, and deny them a famous treble, than Manchester United (well, maybe Tottenham away), but I can’t see it happening this time.

A much-changed team lost to Brentford last time out, but City by and large come up trump when required to, and their superiority across the pitch will shine through. Plus, Erling Haaland.

City to win 3-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Man City wins: 58

Draws: 53

Man United wins: 78

United won the most recent encounter, 2-1 at Old Trafford, but City won the three previous via an aggregate score of 12-4. United have won five of their last six FA Cup games against City.

FA Cup final match odds

Man City to lift trophy: 1/4

Man United to lift trophy: 3/1

Haaland to score two or more goals: 9/4

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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