After a week off to return to the Premier League, we’re back with another FA Cup prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net. As always, our experts have analysed all of our chosen fixtures in order to bring you only the very best FA Cup, tips, predictions & more.
For our FA Cup predictions today, we’re looking at another David vs Goliath fixture as League Two’s Cheltenham Town host Premier League giants Manchester City. Are we looking at a famous upset? Our FA Cup tips and betting info follow below.
Cheltenham Town’s FA Cup win over fellow League Two side Mansfield Town, provided a bit of respite in what otherwise has been a horrible run of form either side of Christmas. The Robins have gone six games without a win, drawing four and losing two of those. However, some positive spin can be put on this – they’ve drawn their last four league games in a brown, so coupled with their FA Cup 3rd round win Cheltenham go into clash against City protecting a five game unbeaten run in all competitions – we’re clutching at straws slightly there though.
It was a slow start to a strange season for Pep and the boys, but Manchester City have now won their last 9 games on the bounce, and are unbeaten in 16 – dating all the way back to their loss against Spurs on November 21. With Aguergo still out and Jesus hardly firing on all cylinders, we’ve seen a more pragmatic and defensively tight City side of late, thanks to the defensive partnership of John Stone and Ruben Dias. That being said, they’re not exactly starved for goals either, having put 4 passed Crystal palace last weekend.
Cheltenham Town and Manchester City have no recorded fixtures against one another. However picking a winner for our FA Cup predictions here isn’t a hard task regardless. As we mentioned above, Cheltenham have struggling in League Two of late, though still sit in 6th place. Meanwhile Manchester City have swaggered to the summit after a quiet start. City have been on the wrong end of a famous FA Cup upset in recent memory though, when a single goal from cult hero Will Grigg saw them crash out against League One Wigan. Are we about to see another FA Cup predictions upset?
Below, we’ve provided 3 statistical highlights regarding the recent form in all competitions for either side. We’ve used all of this information and more to bring you our FA Cup prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net.
Having analysed the above information, our FA Cup predictions today point to a large and very comfortable win for Manchester City.
Betting on a straightforward city win is, of course, complete pointless and odds of 1.1 and backing a Cheltenham upset is about as much use as playing the lottery. City do have six clean sheets in their last nine games, so there’s no much value in backing a City shutout at odds of 1.67. Despite general observations alluding to the fact that City have become more pragmatic, which they have, they still put 4 past Crystal Palace last weekend and in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, they eased past Championship side Birmingham City with a 3-0 win. Pep also tends to take Cup games fairly seriously, so we see the starting 11 at least being pretty strong. We’d therefore back City to score at least 4 goals, which you can back at odds of 2.25 with SkyBet.