FA Cup | Manchester City VS Manchester Utd; Saturday, 25 May at 22:00 GMT +8

Manchester City are aiming for a repeat of their 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham United. In that match, they had 73% possession and 28 shots at goal, with Phil Foden and Rodri scoring goals. West Ham United had 3 shots on goal and 2 on target. Manchester City’s recent results show their quality in their backguard, with their goal tally standing at 2.

Manchester United will face Brighton & Hove Albion in a Premier League match, following a 0-2 win. In the previous match, Manchester United had 0% possession and 11 shots on goal, with goals scored by Diogo Dalot and Rasmus Højlund. Brighton & Hove Albion had 17 attempts and 3 on target. Manchester United has been scored against in five of their last six matches, with their defence showing their frailties.

Manchester City has won five of their recent head-to-head matches against Manchester United, with one draw. The last match between the two was on Premier League match day 27 on 03/03/2024, with Manchester City having 74% possession and 27 attempts on goal. Phil Foden and Erling Haaland scored the goals, while Marcus Rashford scored the goal. The referee was Andrew Madley. The last match featured both teams.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has a fully injury-free squad available for the match, ensuring a full complement for the team.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has announced that several players, including Victor Lindelöf, Scott McTominay, Tyrell Malacia, Raphaël Varane, and Luke Shaw, will miss the upcoming game.

Predicted lineups:

Manchester City

Goalkeeper: Stefan Ortega
Defenders: Joško Gvardiol, Manuel Akanji, Rúben Dias, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Rodri, Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva
Forwards: Jérémy Doku, Erling Haaland

Manchester United

Goalkeeper: André Onana
Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martínez, Diogo Dalot,
Midfielders: Casemiro, Kobbie Mainoo, Sofyan Amrabat, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes
Forwards: Amad Diallo, Alejandro Garnacho

  • Manchester City – 5 wins
  • Manchester United – 1 win
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

Manchester City is expected to dominate possession and convert chances into goals, while Manchester United may struggle to break through. A controlled 2-1 win is expected.

Winning probability:

Manchester City – 53%

Draw – 10%

Manchester United – 37%

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