Manchester City vs Rotherham
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 6th January 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Pep Guardiola’s men had some stumbles recently and lost some ground in the title race with Liverpool in the Premier League. The team will be looking to bounce back to their winning ways in this comparatively easier match for them.
The Spanish coach, widely regarded as one of the best coaches of this decade, has never won the FA Cup, the only domestic honor missing from his cabinet from the three teams that he has served. His obsessive nature to achieve perfection will not allow taking this match lightly.
Rotherham has achieved some success, temporary it may be, in the Championship. With a win against Preston, they stand just one point from shedding their relegation-team status.
Manchester City vs Rotherham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Citizens are unbeaten against this opponent.
- At the Etihad, Manchester City has a 100% winning record against the Millers.
- Both teams have found the scoresheet in every single h2h game.
Manchester City vs Rotherham Prediction
The all-conquering Manchester City will in no case face an upset here. The team and especially the coach are just too good to face even a draw against a relegation-threatened team from a lower league. Also, the fact that Pep has never won the FA Cup will be added motivation to go in for the kill.
City has won nine of their last ten home-ties, while Rotherham is going through a 15-match winless run on the road. The defending Premier League champions will defeat Rotherham with comfortable ease, and as it has been the case for most of their matches in the last two years, it will be a goal-fest. The Sky Blues will score at least two goals in the first half and win both the halves.
No English team has ever won all four trophies that they contested in the same season. The closest any team came to that glory was the 99 United team which won the treble. City, who are constantly at the receiving end of ridicules for not having ample history, will have this incredible achievement playing in the back of their minds. It’s the cue for Rotherham fans to miss give a miss for this tie.
Manchester City vs Rotherham Betting Tips
To Win Both Halves: Manchester City @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 1.66 (2/3).