The FA Cup is the only title Pep Guardiola on the island could not win yet. Championship, twice League Cup Champion and the Community Shield Pep has already won, the trophy of the oldest cup competition in the world is still missing in his Vita. Last season, there was the premature end at the then third division Wigan Athletic. If Manchester City stumble on Saturday at last year’s Premier League relegated Swansea City, that would be a big surprise. Nobody really wants to believe in a sensation. A comparison of the odds between Swansea and Manchester City supports this prediction. The odds of a success of the Skyblues are not very tempting.
Football Betting Tips Swansea vs Manchester City
Should Manchester City win as expected from Saturday on Saturday, the Skyblues would be only the second team to win two FA Cup games in Wales in a single season, having previously won a sovereign victory at Newport. Previously, this was only Norwich City in the season 1950/51 with wins at Rhyl and also Newport succeeded. Since we would not bet on an outsider’s win between Swansea and Manchester City, it’s best to bet two on half goals over 2.5 goals. The Citizens scored plenty of goals in the second half.
The dream of a direct Premier League return is theoretically still possible, with currently rank 15 and nine points behind the last eligible for the playoff sixth place still unrealistic. In addition, the momentum currently does not speak for Swansea. Of the past five championship games, four have been lost (one victory). The only victory was at home. The home of the Swans is in a season of upheaval the only positive. Swansea has been unbeaten in seven home games (five wins, two draws) and is thus the best run under coach Graham Potter, who moved back to Swans from Sweden this summer. Striker Oli McBurnie plays a key role. With the Scottish won the Swans 41 percent of the league games (12 of 29). Excluding McBurnie, it was only 14 percent (1 in 7). McBurnie is also the first player in the past five seasons with 16 league goals after Fernando Llorente (in 2016/17) to score at least 15 goals for the Swans.
However McBurnie threatens to fail on Saturday, which does not increase Swan’s chances of getting ahead. At Swansea, against Manchester City, betting odds clearly suggest that the South Welsh are leaving. In the FA Cup, Swansea lost out in six of the past seven games against Premier League clubs. Only in January 2014 Swansea was able to win at Old Trafford at Manchester United. If Swansea could surprise them, it would be the third time Swansea had reached the FA Cup semi-finals. Previously, the Swans succeeded in 1926 and 1964. Leroy Fer and Joe Rodon are injured. Celina is not eligible to play Manchester City due to a clause in his loan agreement. For McBurnie should storm Daniel James again.
Best scorers in the championship:
➠ 13 goals: Oliver McBurnie
➠ 4 goals: Bersant Celina
➠ 3 goals: Connor Roberts
Expected establishment of Swansea:
➠ Nordfeldt; Naughton, Carter-Vickers, van der Hoorn, Roberts; Byers, Grimes, Fulton; Routledge; James, Dyer
➠ Coach: Graham Potter
Last Games from Swansea:
⚽ 13.03.2019 – West Bromwich Albion Vs. Swansea City 3: 0 (Championship)
⚽ 08.03.2019 – Norwich City vs. Swansea City 1-0 (Championship)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Swansea City Vs. Bolton Wanderers 2: 0 (Championship)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Sheffield Wednesday Vs. Swansea City 3: 1 (Championship)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Swansea City Vs. Brentford 4: 1 (FA Cup)
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
Ten goals in a week? Manchester City, the team that has struck 79 times in the Premier League alone and scored a total of 137 competitive goals this season, is nothing out of the ordinary. During the week, the Citizens moved safely into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and made with the 7-0 victory over Schalke 04, for the highest premier class failures of a German team of all time. It’s hard to imagine Manchester City having to bury its dream of becoming a quadruple in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Swansea City. Too clear are the odds and predictions of all bookmakers and experts between Swansea and Manchester City. The Citizens mastered three of the past four FA Cup quarter-finals (2011, 2013, 2017). The only defeat in 2014 was against Wigan Athletic, who were then at home in the championship then and now Swansea.
The Citizens scored at least four goals in each of the three FA Cup games this season (7-0 Rotherham, 5-0 Burnley, 4-1 Newport). In all three matches over 2.5 goals were scored in the second round, so on Saturday between Swansea and Manchester City includes our tip with over 2.5 goals in the 2nd half. Schalke scored its first European goal for their home club against Schalke, scoring five goals against non-Premier League clubs this season in two national cup competitions and a five-game lead. Striker Gabriel Jesus was directly involved in his six Cup start-up (League Cup and FA Cup) ten goals (seven goals, three assists). In addition, Jesus met three times in his previous two games against Swansea. Claudio Bravo, Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho are injured. Kompany and Mendy are questionable.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
➠ 18 goals: Sergio Aguero
➠ 15 goals: Raheem Sterling
➠ 8 goals: Leroy Sane
Expected lineup of Manchester City:
➠ Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Stones, Walker; Silva, Delph, Gündogan; Sane, Jesus, Mahrez
➠ Coach: Pep Guardiola
Last matches of Manchester City:
⚽ 12.03.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Schalke 7: 0 (Champions League)
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Watford 3: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. Manchester City 0: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Manchester City vs. West Ham 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Manchester City 0: 0 (League Cup)
Swansea vs Manchester City Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head-to-Head: 24 Manchester City wins – 4 draws – 7 wins Swansea City (35 competitive games)
Manchester City have been unbeaten in 13 competitive matches against Swansea (11-2-0) and have won their last five matches against the Swans. The last success of the Swans against Man City was in March 2012 in the Premier League, when it was won at home in Liberty Stadium 1-0. In the FA Cup, this pairing has never been.
Swansea vs Manchester City Our Betting Prediction
A big question mark, who will win this game, does not seem to exist. Pep Guardiola’s Skyblues have scored at least four times in each of the three FA Cup games, scoring more than 2.5 in the second round.
Key Facts – Swansea vs Manchester City Tips
➠ Swansea has been unbeaten in all competitions since home games (five wins, two draws)
➠ Man City scored at least four goals in each of the three FA Cup games this season
➠ Swansea has lost six of the past seven FA Cup games against Premier League clubs
Accordingly, between Swansea and Manchester City, our prediction provides such a tip.
Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals in 2.HT