Michael Owen’s FA Cup final prediction for Manchester City v Watford

Manchester City will complete an unprecedented domestic treble with a win over Watford at Wembley in the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)

The FA Cup Final brings the curtain down on the English domestic season on Saturday and Brand Ambassador Michael Owen again shared his thoughts on the Wembley showpiece exclusively with BetVictor.

Manchester City vs Watford

Manchester City retained the Premier League title last weekend with a 4-1 win over Brighton (Picture: Getty)

Back-to-back Premier League Champions Manchester City will become the first side in English football to win all three domestic Trophies – also won the League Cup against Chelsea at Wembley in February – in one season if they beat Watford on Saturday and I can’t see past a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Watford will have full-back Jose Holebas available after his red-card, picked up against West Ham at Vicarage Road on Sunday, was rescinded on appeal earlier in the week. The Hornets have lost their last 10 games against City in all competitions and Pep Guardiola has a perfect win record – six out of six – against the Hertfordshire side who are playing their first FA Cup Final since 1984 when they lost 2-0 to Everton.

City lost their last Cup Final themselves against Wigan back in 2013, but this is such a fantastic City side that I can’t see the Hornets stopping them making domestic history and land an unprecedented treble.

Raheem Sterling helped Manchester City win the Carabao Cup at Wembley against Chelsea earlier this season (Picture: Getty)
Gerard Deulofeu was Waford’s hero during their epic FA Cup semi final win over Wolves (Picture: Getty)

City have goals in so many avenues that it is hard to pick an opening goalscorer but their two outstanding players this term have been Bernado Silva and Raheem Silva and I hope to see the latter find the back of the Watford net first at Wembley.

Gerard Deulofeu is, arguably, in the form of his life for Javi Gracia’s side – who have lost their last three – and I expect to see a big game from the former Barcelona and Everton striker.

Michael’s prediction: 3-1


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