Manchester City vs Birmingham City
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 10 January 2021
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens are one of the best teams in the world, and they are a perennial title contender in the English top flight. They are also determined to get back their tag as the best team in England, after Liverpool denied them a third straight title the last year in the PL.
They are also going on a phenomenal run at the moment, and with toppers Liverpool struggling to show consistency, Pep Guardiola realizes that this is the opportunity to strike. He will be adamant to keep the momentum of his team alive as well.
This Sunday, they are pitted against a team from the Championship, and are at home. Moreover, Aitor Karanka’s men are currently one of the worst teams in the second tier of English football, and they are also struggling to stay above the relegation cut-off.
On top of that, Guardiola’s men also have a great h2h record against this foe over the years.
Considering these factors, expect Manchester City to deliver a convincing win this Sunday at the Etihad.
Manchester City vs Birmingham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Citizens had recorded 13 of the former 16 overall wins.
- They had scored a total of nine goals from the former four clashes.
- They had kept clean sheets in four of the past seven encounters.
- It’s been 22 years since they have lost at home.
- Since 2001, the visitors have scored a total of just two goals at this venue.
Manchester City vs Birmingham Prediction
Guardiola’s men are on a five-game winning run, and they had scored a total of 12 goals in the process. They have also lost just twice in their preceding 25 fixtures, and these defeats had come against Tottenham and Leicester – two of the best teams in the world.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a six-game winless run, and of these five were losses. They were also winless in 37 of their past 43 overall match-ups.
Going on, Pep’s men also have a terrific h2h record against this opponent over the years, and have scored heavily in the process. And most importantly, they are the best team from the most competitive league in Europe.
By all means, Manchester City are expected to post a commendable win this Sunday.
Manchester City vs Birmingham: Betting Tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).