Blues could become first English team to complete domestic treble by beating Hornets
Manchester City vs Watford
Competition: F.A. Cup Final
Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 18th May 2019
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Referee: Kevin Friend Assistants: C Hatzidakis, M Wilkes Fourth Official: G Scott
Odds: City 2/9, Draw 5/1, Watford 12/1. View more betting odds.
Tickets: Sold out
TV: BBC, BT Sport
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus
Injured: Mendy, Bravo
Form guide: WWWWW
Manager: Javi Gracia
Squad (from): Gomes, Foster, Dahlberg, Janmaat, Britos, Mariappa, Masina, Cathcart, Femenia, Navarro, Holebas, Kabasele, Cleverly, Sema, Chalobah, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney, Success, Penaranda, Gray
Injured: Prodl, Quina
Form guide: WDLLL
Benjamin Mendy has not recovered from a knee injury and misses the FA Cup final, but Fernandinho could be available for selection. Manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that the Brazilian midfielder has trained for the last two days, and is in contention. City could become the first team in English history to complete the domestic treble by beating Watford, but Guardiola warned his players against any complacency ahead of the game.
“We won the most incredible Premier League ever, in terms of results and competitors. We are incredibly satisfied.
"We celebrated for a short time and were back to business in the last few days to focus on Watford because I know how difficult it was in the home game.
“We spoke about the players and hopefully we can be focused for one more day to compete again to be champions.”
City's last home game against Watford ended in a 3-1 victory, with Raheem Sterling netting a hattrick for the Blues. Overall City have won 17 of the 28 games played against Watford, with 5 draws and 6 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, D Silva, De Bruyne, B Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: Manchester City 3 Watford 1