Man City vs Sheff Utd betting preview: FA Cup odds, tips and predictions
A place in the FA Cup final is up for grabs when Manchester City face Sheffield United on Saturday.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United
Here are the latest match odds for Manchester City vs Sheffield United.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United betting preview
The magic of the FA Cup; bringing David vs Goliath together in combat.
Or Goliath vs David as it is on this occasion when Champions League semi-finalists Manchester City face Championship promotion-chasing Sheffield United.
City arrive here fresh off the back of a 1-1 draw at German champions Bayern Munich to add to their impressive 3-0 first leg lead.
Pep Guardiola’s men are back as strong odds-on favourites for the Premier League title and clear favourites for European silverware this year too.
In fact, their treble price to win a treble has shortened considerably this week — but not quite as short as the 1/7 you’ll get for them to win this one.
For Sheff Utd, the FA Cup has served as a bonus, with automatic promotion their main objective at present.
They sit second heading into the weekend and with a seven-point advantage over Luton in third, who have just three games to go.
The Blades also have a game in hand, which pretty much secures them Premier League football again next season.
This gives their fans the opportunity to celebrate a successful season together, at the very least, particularly with Man City loan stars James McAtee and Tommy Doyle unavailable. But of course they’ll be hoping to bag the most unlikely and incredible results in the competition’s history.
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Manchester City vs Sheffield United key stats
- Man City have been knocked out the FA Cup at this stage in each of the last three seasons
- Man City have won the past three meetings between the sides by a 1-0 scoreline
- Sheff Utd’s last win over City came in an 2008 FA Cup tie
- City have only kept one clean sheet in their last five games
- But they’re yet to concede in this year’s competition, winning 4-0, 1-0, 3-0 and 6-0.
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Total Goals/Both Teams To Score – Over 2.5 & No
City have a big meeting with Arsenal on the horizon and after a tough game in Germany this midweek, it’s likely we’ll see changes.
What might not change is their determination to keep and clean sheet and thirst for goals, which we can see here.
With 4-0 and 6-0 wins already in this FA Cup run, it’s possible another strong win and clean sheet could follow here.
Sheffield United recently lost 2-0 to a Burnley side on the end of that six-goal drubbing and Wembley’s big park could make it a long afternoon for the Blades.
Riyad Mahrez to score anytime
Mahrez has been a key contributor for Man City this season but was left on the bench for both legs against Bayern Munich.
Given that rest, he should come back into the fold here and looks a good price to open the scoring if you wanted to play that.
Mahrez hasn’t scored for City since their win over Leipzig earlier in the Champions League, which is a poor run for him.
With two goals so far in the competition, this provides him the perfect opportunity to get back on the scoring trail.
Man City to score a penalty
City spend so much time in their opponent’s halves, penalties are a common item.
In fact, they’ve had penalties awarded in three of their last four games.
Normally for this type of bet, that’s the main obstacle and the scoring is the easy bit.
But will Erling Haaland blazing one over in midweek, a new taker is likely to step up here and we fancy them to take the chance if and when it does.
How to watch Manchester City vs Sheffield United
- Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England.
- Time: Saturday, April 22, 16:45 BST
- Where to watch: ITV/STV
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