Swansea City vs Man. City: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
The last eight of the FA Cup is here with Championship side Swansea aiming to end Manchester City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple this season.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is trying to juggle many balls this season, that is because the former Barcelona manager has guided his chargers into the latter stages of every competitive tournament they have entered.
However, the Premier League and Champions League can wait for a little longer yet and with the EFL Cup already wrapped up, the attention now turns to the FA Cup.
It will be of no surprise to learn that City are not only favourites to win this tie, but the tournament as a whole with the best betting sites and head to South Wales with little to fear from their opponents.
That is because the Manchester club are on a 13-game unbeaten run against the Swans in all competitions and have won their last five of their last six trips to the Liberty drawing the other.
The Citizens are in imperious form while Swansea’s recent record has been patchy despite winning their last three home games.
Ironically, both sides won their fifth-round ties 4-1 meaning goals will be on the cards and Swansea will be up for it with the playoffs in the Championship only now a faint hope.
Expect Swansea boss Graeme Potter to have his side pressing hard with a goal fest set to ensue with Manchester City’s undoubted quality shining through in a 3-2 win.
- Both teams to score
A no-brainer this bet with popular sportsbooks considering Swansea has not failed to score at home since Boxing Day and City has scored 16 goals in their last three FA Cup ties.
- Over 4.5 goals is
Both sides’ last FA Cup outings saw results comprising five goals whilst City has not been involved in an FA Cup game this season that has seen fewer than five goals.
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Head to Head
This will be pair’s first ever meeting in the FA Cup, however, they did meet in the Premier League last season with City recording a 9-0 win over the two ties.
A 4-0 win at the Liberty was backed up by a 5-0 thumping at the Etihad as the Swans bowed out of the top flight.
To make matters worse, Swansea have not won any of the sides last 13 meetings in which City has won eleven of them.
Overall, Swansea has recorded just seven wins with City claiming 24 and a total of just 4 draws.
- Both sides won their fifth-round ties 4-1 with Swansea beating Brentford and City defeating Newport County.
- Phil Foden is Manchester City’s top scorer in the FA Cup this season with three.
- Manchester City have not lost any of the last 13 games against Swansea, winning 11 and drawing 2.
- The first ever meeting between the two came in 1926, Manchester City winning 3-1 on home soil in Division Two.