Swansea City vs Manchester City
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:20 UK / 18:20 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Swansea City matched last term success by reaching the FA Cup quarter-final for the second time in a row. They did so in a spectacular fashion, bagging three wins by three goals difference against the likes of Aston Villa (0-3), Gillingham (4-1) and Brentford (4-1). Nevertheless, their fairy-tale run will likely come to an end at this very stage as they’ve been dealt the toughest of draws.
The Welsh outfit will battle Premier League champions and current leaders Manchester City for a place in the last four. To make it even tougher for the Swans, Pep Guardiola’s machinery will enter this match in the highest of spirits after a demolishing 7-0 victory over German Schalke in the reverse fixture of the last 16 round in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Swansea City vs Manchester City: Head-to-head
Manchester City were a dominant force in this match-up over the course of history.
The Citizens won 10 and drew 1 of last 11 encounters with Swansea City.
Manchester City bagged nine goals without conceding a single at the opposite end in two H2H clashes with the Swans in the previous term of Premier League.
Swansea City vs Manchester City: Prediction
Pep Guardiola will likely make a number of changes to his starting line-up here as Man City are still in the battle for titles in both Premier League and Champions League. However, even the entirely reserve line-up of the Citizens should be enough to do the job against the second-division opposition.
Man City bagged six or more goals on multiple occasions in cups so far in the season, mainly against lower-division rivals. They notched seven on Tuesday night and we would not be surprised to see a similar scoreline here even though Swansea City played exceptionally well in recent home matches (five wins and a draw in last six home ties in all competitions).
Over 2.5 goals FT looks like a banker bet at 1.40 odds, while you can alternatively back Manchester City to win & BTTS at 2.50 odds.
Swansea City vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.40 (2/5)
Manchester City to win & BTTS @ 2.50 (6/4).