Get ready for an exhilarating football match as two fierce rivals, Manchester City and Manchester United, gear up for the highly anticipated 2023 FA Cup Final. As excitement builds, bettors and enthusiasts are eagerly studying the odds, hoping to gain an edge and predict the outcome of this thrilling encounter.
The two sides will go head to head for a chance to lift the trophy at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd.
In this article, we dive into the sportsbooks to find the best FA Cup betting odds on the market, offering our take for some of the best wagers for the big game.
As you might have guessed, City are pegged as the favourites to win the matchup at Wembley Stadium. After winning the Premier League title yet again, they are truly cementing their name as one of the greatest Premier League clubs in history and definitely the most dominant force in English football right now. Arsenal gave them a good run for their money, but as usual, Pep Guardiola prevailed with the new addition of his record-breaking striker, Erling Haaland.
City remains the team to beat. But we all love an underdog story, and with the Gunners failing to provide that in the Prem, I'm hoping Man United will step up to the challenge. They put together a very solid season, securing 3rd place in the league and winning the EFL Cup, but Ten Haag will certainly want to stop City from landing the big treble. United enter the FA Cup match after an excellent end to the season, logging 4 consecutive victories against Wolves, Bournemouth, Chelsea, and Fulham by a combined score of 9-2. It's not completely out of the question, but it will be tough to stop Haaland & Co.
The other option of course, is taking the draw. The bookies seem to believe this is more likely than United taking the win, and unfortunately, I'd have to agree.
Our Pick: Manchester City to Win (-200)
You could pick any one of the Over/Unders in the sportsbook - from 0.5 to 7.5 - but with the scoring machine that is Manchester City, something tells me this won't be a boring game.
In their run up to the end of the season and their campaign for the Champions League Final, City put together a string of huge scorelines against anyone and everyone. In the past few months, they defeated Real Madrid 4-0, Arsenal 4-1, Bayern Munich 3-0, Sheffield United 3-0, Liverpool 4-1 and RB Leipzig 7-0, just to name a few... Guardiola will be going all out as they edge closer to winning the prestigious treble, so this Man City vs Man United matchup shouldn't be any different.
United haven't been quite as prolific, but they consistently found a goal once or twice per game this season. I expect them to create some chances and maybe even convert one.
The Over 2.5 Goals bet looks like a fairly safe option with good odds, and that's our pick.
City 1-0: +750 (Caesars Sportsbooks)
City 2-0: +750 (BetRivers)
City 2-1: +750 (bet365)
City 3-1: +1050 (BetRivers)
United 1-0: +2200 (FanDuel)
United 2-1: +1000 (FanDuel)
Draw 2-2: +1600 (bet365)
There are plenty of options here and I'd love to see an underdog story as much as the next person, but betting against City here is a risk I'm not willing to take.
Haaland could easily log a hattrick, but even if he fails to put himself on the scoresheet, the supporting cast of Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish can easily find the back of the net.
Meanwhile, United's scoring prowess may not be as impressive, but Marcus Rashford is their best shot with Bruno Fernandes following closely behind.
City should take a convincing lead by all expert predictions and United certainly have the talent to steal one back at any point. Correct score wagers are about as tough as it gets, but 3-1 seems like a reasonable prediction here and it comes with some fantastic odds at +1050 in the BetRivers Sportsbook.
Our Pick: City 3-1 United
This Manchester City vs Manchester United matchup is set to be a thriller, with both teams having the skill to take the win and lift the trophy. Our money is on City winning the FA Cup and taking a shot at the triple, but we're hoping United can put up a good enough fight to make it interesting.