Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Watford FC (FA Cup Final)


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What do 1983-84 Liverpool, 2000-01 Liverpool and 1998-99 Manchester United have in common? They all won trebles, by claiming one European and two domestic trophies. No one has ever gotten into treble territory on domestic squabbles alone, but Manchester City can achieve it Saturday, should they beat Watford FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Regardless of the weekend result, City are already in rarified air, having followed up last year’s record breaking Premier League season points total by achieving the second most (100 last year, 98 this year).

Having won the Premier League and League Cup last season, and both of those trophies again this season, City have become just the fourth English club to win multiple trophies in back-to-back seasons.

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Let’s take a look at who City manager Pep Guardiola may select in his first team, as he seeks to further fill up the trophy case. Just make sure Noel Gallagher is on hand, and have your phones ready for selfies with the irascible, outspoken Oasis legend. 

The Bank   Manchester City Starting XI Prediction FA Cup Final vs Watford FC 

Forwards:  Raheem Sterling    Sergio Aguero  Riyad Mahrez

Midfielders:  David Silva   Ilkay Gundogan   Bernardo Silva

Defenders:    Oleksandr Zinchenko   Vincent Kompany  Aymeric Laporte  Kyle Walker 

Goalkeeper: Ederson


Manchester City vs Watford FC   FA Cup Final FYIs

Kickoff- Saturday May 18, Wembley Stadium 5pm

Injury report for both sides: go to this link

Referee: Kevin Friend

VAR: Andre Marriner

Odds via Betfair: Manchester City 1/5, Draw 6/1, Watford FC 14/1


Prediction: Manchester City 2, Watford FC 1

No, the unprecedented quadruple didn’t happen, but at least City will become the second team in Manchester to accomplish a treble. 2018-19 Manchester City is a club that will be talked about for ages.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, also contributes to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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