Manchester City vs Manchester United
Stadium: Wembley (London)
Referee: Paul Tierney
The Manchester derby for the FA Cup starts on 3 June. Manchester City is the favourite at the famous Wembley Stadium, having had a remarkable second leg in the English Premier League and securing the league title. The Red Devils are back on top form after a bit of a matchday crisis, but Erik ten Hag's side are regarded as the clear underdogs for the upcoming game.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Manchester City failed to compete with Arsenal in the first half of the EPL campaign, with Guardiola's side trailing in second place for a long time. However, the situation changed in the second leg as City produced a winning streak in the league, twice beating the Londoners in head-to-head encounters. In head-to-head meetings, City's superiority over their opponents was simply enormous - 3:1 at the Emirates and 4:1 at the home ground at the Etihad. In the end, Manchester City beat their rivals to win another league title under Guardiola, thanks to a strong progress run. In addition to their final clash with United, Manchester City will face Inter Milan in the Champions League final for the trophy.
After a difficult start to the season and some difficulties inside the squad, Manchester United found their best game under Eric Ten Hague. The Red Devils showed a good level at home to Arsenal (3:1) and Manchester City (2:1) and eventually managed to secure a return to the Champions League. The Mancunians finished the season in third place thanks to excellent home performance statistics, while the Devils' away form can be noted as a negative component. MU has a trophy in this campaign - a 2:0 win over Newcastle and the English League Cup title.
Expert Betting Tips
Two Manchester representatives will meet in the final for the first time in FA Cup history. Naturally, the Red Devils have the edge in the number of trophies in this prestigious tournament. Manchester City currently dominates, with their level of play vastly superior to Ten Hague's squad. There will be no underestimation of the opposition and no rotation of the team from the nominal home side; the meeting with Inter for the Champions League will occur one week after the derby. In addition, City lost to United at Old Trafford in this EPL campaign.
In the upcoming game, we can expect a solid attacking performance from Man City and dangerous counterattacks from the Devils. Guardiola won't make the mistake of the last loss against Man Utd this time.
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