You can watch the FA Cup final live on BBC One and on the BBC Sport website. The broadcast will begin on Saturday at 15:55 CET.

Premier League champions Manchester City want an unprecedented tripling in the FA Cup final this weekend against Watford.

Can the Hornets surprise and collect the first great honor in their 121-year history?

Or will Dom's domestic dominance persist and Pep Guardiola's team win another Wembley victory with their victories in the Community Shield and Carabao Cup 2018-19?

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson fought another guest in each round of this year's FA Cup.

For the final he will compete against Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac and Danny Howard, and Radio 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson.

Radio 1 DJs Danny Howard and Annie Mac as well as Radio 1Xtra's Reece Parkinson
FA Cup final prediction
Result Lawro Annie Danny Reece
Man City vs Watford x-x 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1

Annie will play a DJ set live from Wembley before the finals and said, "It was a really interesting and exciting project for all of us on the show.

"Our job is to reenact people's lives, but tracking one of the biggest games in English football was a wonderful challenge."

Danny "My heart desperately wants Watford to do this, but in the way the city is, and the way they demolished Brighton on the last day of the Premier League season, I only see one way to support the M6. "

Reece agrees and declares, "I just can not see Watford scoring and even scoring, that's nice for me (sorry Watford fans).

"But I got Raheem Sterling first, then it's the Sergio Aguero show."

Chris participates in a cup final between the bands.


Kick off 17:00 BST.


Watford is a physical side and they will certainly try to their advantage.

So, I would be very surprised if Pep does not pick Vincent Kompany for the fight against Hornet striker Troy Deeney, especially because the captain of the city played a role in the runoff.

Kompany was still a long way from being fit at the start of the season, but the 33-year-old has denied six of his last seven games.

He's not just City Skipper, he's the best defender they have, even if they have other defenders better than he is.

I also expect no real surprises from the rest of the City cast.

They have won their last 14 league games to claim the title, and now they want to be the first team to contest an international match, so Pep will pick his strongest line-up – it does not make sense for him to play around with it.

It's a bit strange that no team has ever played this triple, but since 1888 only seven different English clubs have won the Double of League and the FA Cup.

Who made the double?
team number Seasons
Man Utd 3 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99
arsenal 3 1970-71. 1997-98, 2001-02
Preston 1 1888-89
Aston Villa 1 1896-97
Tottenham 1 1960-61
Liverpool 1 1985-86
Chelsea 1 2009-10

If City wins on Saturday, it's only the 12th time in 131 years and the first time since Chelsea in 2009/10.

They already have the Carabao Cup in their trophy cabinet and also the Community Shield, and it will take something special to stop them on Saturday.

Deulofeu could be the wildcard Watford needs

& # 39; Messi-esque & # 39; – Deulofeu scores a brilliant semi-final goal in the FA Cup

Victory or defeat, it was a very good campaign for Watford, who managed to end the season with the same manager they started it with. This is a great success according to their recent standards.

Joking aside, they look more relaxed because they stayed with their coach, and also because of his personality. Javi Gracia is very calm and does not let himself be carried away by individual results – win, lose or draw.

In Watford, Jose Holebas will be available after the crash of his red card against West Ham on the final day of the match. It is a great advantage that Gerard Deulofeu will be fit for the first FA Cup final since 1984.

Deulofeu looks like the player Everton signed with him in 2015. Also in Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue have the Hornets quality in the midfield.

I also like Andre Gray, who scored some important late goals for her this season.

In summary, I would describe them as competitive and consistent – that is, most of their players always have a solid 7/10. They do not stink as much as other Premier League teams.

I know they ended the season with three straight defeats, but I think the FA Cup final played a role on the horizon.

It seems they have a little bit of everything on their side, but you feel that if they play a top six side, if the top six side plays well they will beat them.

Watford against the six best teams in the Premier League in 2018-19
opponent Watford at home Watford away
Man City L 1-2 L 1-3
Liverpool L 0-3 L 0-5
Chelsea L 1-2 L 0-3
Tottenham W 2-1 L 1-2
arsenal L 0-1 L 1-2
Man Utd L 1-2 L 0-2

That's what happened this season – a 2-1 home win against Spurs in September was the only time they avoided defeat in 12 games against that side in 2018-19

Will Watford repeat Wigan's shock?

We know that City always has a lot of possession, but people do not always realize they have a lot of space, and I expect them to really reach Watford.

Watford will not see much of the ball, and I do not see that they open up many opportunities.

Realistically, however, their chances of success depend on whether they can keep City from the gate.

I know that Wigan made this famous in the 2013 FA Cup final and won the game late, but that seems to be a very different situation. This city team is certainly different. They are series winners and know how to get over the line.

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I remember when I was in Liverpool, when we got a trophy wrapped in a weekend and had a chance of getting another one the next week, we were ready again on Tuesday, thinking: Let's win this and then We can have a real party.

The 2011 FA Cup was the first trophy City won in modern times, and they have not really looked back with four league titles and four league cups over the past eight years.

This is their first FA Cup final since 2013, but they have been alone at Wembley four times this season and I expect them to get the same result this time around as with each of these visits – another victory.

Lawro's prediction: Man City 2-0 Watford

Lawro spoke to Chris Bevan of BBC Sport.

Lawro's Premier League predictions – the final league table

Lawro made a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season and the final table, based on all his predictions, is at the bottom of this page.

In Lawros table Manchester City champion, Liverpool was second.

The Reds did not lose a game in Lawros's league table for the third consecutive season, but they actually have fewer points (92) than in the current table (97).

"People tell me that I will never lose Liverpool, but they only lost once in real life, how good am I?" Lawro told BBC Sport.

"I had abandoned them and City from the start as the two outstanding teams, which is the main reason why I did not tip either of them for being beaten."

"I was close to many of the 20 clubs in terms of their league position, but as far as the results are concerned, Manchester United was probably the most disappointing side of the season."

"Like most people, I expected them to do much better, first under Jose Mourinho and then at the end of the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, when their results fell off the beaten track."

"My results were within two points of Liverpool, but in reality they were a million miles away."

Lawro's Rankings – 2013-14 to 2017-18

See the bottom of the page for the 2018-19 season.






Lawro's predictions were right, Manchester City won the title in 2014 and 2018 … and again this season

How was Lawro last time?

From the last matchday of the Premier League got Lawro four correct results, including a perfect score, For a total of 70 points.

He beat hip-hop star Loyle Carner who got five correct results, but with no perfect scores, For a total of 50 points.

Total score after week 38
Lawro 3,340
Guests 2800
Lawro v guests
P38 W19 D4 L15
1 Man City 38 35 3 0 108 0
2 Liverpool 38 27 11 0 92 0
3 Man Utd 38 28 6 4 90 +3
4 Tottenham 38 23 11 4 77 0
5 Chelsea 38 23 7 8th 73 -2
6 Leicester 38 20 6 12 66 +3
7 arsenal 38 19 7 12 64 -2
8th Everton 38 19 5 14 62 0
9 wolves 38 16 3 19 51 -2
10 Burnley 38 13 11 14 50 +5
11 Newcastle 38 14 7 17 49 +2
12 West Ham 38 12 6 20 42 -2
13 Watford 38 11 6 21 39 -2
= 14 Bournemouth 38 10 7 21 37 0
= 14 Southampton 38 11 4 23 37 +2
16 crystal Palace 38 9 9 20 36 -4
= 17 Brighton 38 8th 8th 22 32 0
= 17 Fulham 38 9 5 24 32 +2
= 19 Cardiff 38 3 6 29 fifteen -1
= 19 Huddersfield 38 3 6 29 fifteen +1


160 David Ginola
140 The 1975 Ross MacDonald
120 Melvin Odoom, Joe Thomas
110 Tom Kerridge, Yatez
90 Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
87 Lawro (average after 38 weeks)
80 Adebayo Akinfenwa, Richard Ashcroft, Dina Asher-Smith, Lady Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Johnny Marr, Mark Wahlberg
70 Matt Fitzpatrick, RED, Yungen
60 Jamie Dornan and Paul Conroy, Idris Elba, Tom McFarland, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford and Sons, Dillian Whyte
50 Bring me the horizon, Loyle Carner, Theo Ellis, Drew McIntyre, Mohamed Sanu, Ten Tons, Dolph Ziggler
40 Tommy Fleetwood, Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington and Taka
30 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Danny Howard, Oti Mabuse and Scott Mills
20 Yizzy

Lawro's best result: 260 points (Week seven against Karl Pilkington)

Lawros worst score: 20 points (Week 24 against Grime star Yizzy, week 25 against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterfinal against Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons, and week 31 against Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard)