In 8 of their last 10 FA Cup matches, the Citizens have scored at least two goals. No more than one goal scored in eight of the last ten head-to-head matches between opponents and in the second half. Both teams have scored in the last three head-to-head matches.
The London club came close to winning the trophy last season. Chelsea successfully made their way to the final, where they lost 1:2 to Arsenal. The current rally has been going well so far. However, there were no serious rivals either. "Pensioners" began their campaign for the trophy with a victory over "Morecamb" (4:0). Then, in turn, Thomas Tuchel's team knocked out of the tournament also representatives of the lower divisions of England Luton (3:1) and Barnsley (1:0), while in the quarterfinals left the outsider of the Premier League Sheffield United (2:0) ). By the way, for the German specialist, who recently appeared on the Londoners' coaching bridge, the FA Cup is a good opportunity to take the first trophy at the head of Chelsea.
The current season is not so bad for Chelsea. Although they lost in the return match of the Champions League "Porto", but still issued a ticket to the semifinals of the prestigious tournament. Tuchel's wards are now in fifth place in the Premier League, but they still have good chances to compete for one of the sets of championship medals. By the way, in the Premier League Chelsea lost only one of 12 matches with Tuchel at the head.
Midfielder Mateo Kovacic is likely to miss the game due to injury. “Pensioners” have no other personnel losses.
In the last round of the English Championship, Josep Guardiola's charges lost to Leeds (1:2), but this did not shake the position as a whole. The Mankunians have confidently settled down at the head of the Premier League standings and in the next rounds can secure their next championship title ahead of schedule. The lead over Manchester United is now 11 points.
The FA Cup is not one of the team's priority tournaments. Throughout its history, the "townspeople" became the owner of the tournament only six times. The trophy was last sent to the Manchester City Club Museum in 2019, but this is only the second FA Cup win in 50 years. In the last draw of the trophy, the “citizens” lost to the future owner “Arsenal” (0:2) one step away from the final.
The Mankunians started the current tournament with a home victory over Birmingham (3:0). Then they passed such representatives of the lower divisions of England as "Cheltenham" and "Swansea" in turn, beating both with the same score 3:1 and in the quarterfinals they were knocked out of the tournament by "Everton" (2:0).
The Manchester City’s infirmary is empty. Sergio Aguero may well appear on the field in this meeting. So, what is the football predictions from the experts for today?
Our prediction is a win for Chelsea or a draw for 2.06 at BC 1xBet.
It is unlikely that many goals will be scored in this meeting. Both opponents rarely fail defensively, despite recent league failures.
Second bet is for a total under 2.5 goals for 1.93.
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