A Manchester derby will today decide where the FA Cup trophy calls home for the next 12 months.

Manchester United take on Manchester City in a 3pm kick-off at Wembley in the final game of the domestic English season. After hundreds of sides went out with the aim of being at the home of football, United and City are the ones that have made itAnd there is much more than just bragging rights in Manchester on offer today. Silverware will be handed out and it means a lot to both clubs as the season approaches its climax.

United have already won the Carabao Cup and will be aiming to make it a double this afternoon in Erik ten Hag's first season in charge at Old Trafford. For City, they are hoping to keep their hopes of a Treble alive and can secure two thirds of it if they beat United this afternoon, as well as claim a famous win over their cross-town rival.

Here's what the pundits have had to say ahead of the Wembley showdown.

Chris Sutton (BBC Sport)

"Manchester United have had a great season and are desperate to stop City winning the Treble, but in the end it comes down to who has the better players.

"Pep Guardiola is going to go as strong as he can - he won't be thinking about the Champions League final - and a full-strength City are the superior side.

"City got beaten at Brentford last week, or at least their reserves did. They have had the luxury of being able to rest a few players after winning the Premier League early, which is big for them.

"We know Guardiola's side will dominate the ball and United will have to defend really strongly throughout - I don't see them keeping City out though.

"The only way United can beat City is on the counter-attack. As well as Rashford they have got Alejandro Garnacho who is quick as well, so even if Antony isn't fit, they have plenty of pace in their attack.

"That's going to be their main weapon, but City should deal with it. City won't just beat United comfortably, they will wipe the floor with them."

Sutton's prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Manchester United

Paul Merson (Sportskeeda)

"The FA Cup final represents the only chance Manchester United have got of stopping their local rivals from winning the treble. I do think they have a chance - believe it or not. Manchester United have got the ammunition they need to hurt Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola's side will need to deal with a few injuries as well.

"Man United will have to hope that their opponents have a bad day, and there's a lot that has to go their way. Erik ten Hag's men will need to score the first goal. United won't be too far off from the way Roma played [in the Europa League final], but they do have more pace in their ranks. Manchester United are dangerous on the counter, and they will push further up the pitch.

"I'd definitely play Marcus Rashford on one side, and I would consider playing Alejandro Garnacho on the other wing. Jadon Sancho could adopt a bit of a free role as a number ten because it would give Manchester City something to think about. It would stop John Stones from coming into midfield because if he did, Rashford and Garnacho would have space to run into behind him.

"If you get Jadon Sancho dropping back through the middle, Manchester City might not be able to dominate the midfield. I think it's his best position. Manchester United do have an alternative in Anthony Martial, but which version of him are you going to get? When Martial plays well, he's very good, but how many times has he done that? You cannot afford to carry anybody in this game.

"I would also consider playing Marcus Rashford on the right. If he does play on the left against Kyle Walker, you've got Man United's biggest threat marked by City's fastest defender. Manchester United have got to change it up because if they don't, there's only one winner.

"Manchester City are a great team with an immense squad, and that's why they're in contention to win the treble. All the players that won't play for them this weekend could walk into Manchester United's starting lineup. Julian Alvarez, for instance, would certainly be starting this game if he was a Manchester United player.

"Erling Haaland will definitely play with Jack Grealish alongside him, but Grealish will need to be up for a battle against Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Both players are among the best in the business at 1v1 duels, and this should be a good, hard battle.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Riyad Mahrez plays in the FA Cup final and Bernardo Silva is picked for the European final. Man United will have to sit back because of Erling Haaland's pace, and I'm not sure if they'll be able to push up the pitch enough to trouble their opponents.

"Man United will make it a hard game, but even when they win their matches, they give away too many chances. If Ten Hag's side can get to half-time without conceding a goal, they can get ahead in the second half and make it a heads-or-tails match.

"Manchester United fans will need to go to the game this weekend hoping for something special. If both teams play well on the day, there's going to be only one winner. Manchester City have been the better team this season and should be able to win this game."

Merson's prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Manchester United

Phil Thompson (PaddyPower)

"I think there will be goals in this game. I’m going for Manchester City to win this 3-2. I think they will dominate possession but Erik ten Hag does have Manchester United well drilled defensively and David De Gea got the golden glove award with 17 clean sheets so they’re not bad at the back."They love to hit on the counter attack and that’s why I think there’ll be goals at both ends."

Thompson's prediction: Manchester City 3-2 Manchester United

[Manchester Evening News]