On Saturday 18th May 2018/19 FA Cup Final will take place at Wembley. Manchester City have reached the final by defeating Rotherham United, Burnley, Newport, Swansea and Brighton & Hove Albion. While Watford defeated Working, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace. Manchester City have already secured the League Cup title in February, and last weekend on the final day Man City secured the Premier League title. No team have ever won all three domestic titles in one season before, so Man City may write a new chapter in the English football history on Saturday! which has all Geeks excited!
Man City is five times winners of the FA Cup, their latest trophy was 2011. Manchester City is coming to this game with great confidence. City have won fourteen of their last fifteen games and scored nineteen times. City have won the last 10 games against Watford and they have scored an average of three goals every game. Fernandinho will face a late fitness test after missing the last few weeks with a knee injury, while Claudio Bravo and Benjamin Mendy are both ruled out.
Watford will have a big day at Wembley, this being just their second ever appearance in the FA Cup Final. Their first one was back in 1984. Watford finished the league season in disappointing fashion with three successive defeats, losses against Wolves at home, Chelsea away and the final Premier League game for the season at home against West Ham. So Watford is definitely outsiders to lift the trophy for the first time in their history. Jose Holebas is available after successfully appealing the red card he received on the final day of the season against West Ham, although Domingos Quina and Sebastian Prodl remain injured.
Last ten games (Man City 10, Draw 0, Watford 0):
05 Jan 2013 Manchester City v Watford 3-0 FA Cup
25 Jan 2014 Manchester City v Watford 4-2 FA Cup
29 Aug 2015 Manchester City v Watford 2-0 Premier League
02 Jan 2016 Watford v Manchester City 1-2 Premier League
14 Dec 2016 Manchester City v Watford 2-0 Premier League
21 May 2017 Watford v Manchester City 0-5 Premier League
16 Sep 2017 Watford v Manchester City 0-6 Premier League
02 Jan 2018 Manchester City v Watford 3-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2018 Watford v Manchester City 1-2 Premier League
09 Mar 2019 Manchester City v Watford 3-1 Premier League
Manchester City will probably set the pace for this game with a possession of 65-70%. Watford will have to rely on counter-attacking and set pieces.