Sheffield Wednesday vs. Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

04 March 2020

Wednesday 4 March

Hillsborough - FA Cup

Manchester City will be pushing for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals when they take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. The Blues are looking to defend their FA Cup title in a tricky tie away at the Championship side, having won the domestic treble last season.

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Past Meetings

These two sides last faced each other in the 2014/15 season, in both League Cup and FA Cup action. Both matches were at City’s Etihad Stadium, with the Blues winning two very different games 7-0 and 2-1. Before that, the clubs hadn’t crossed paths since 2007, while their last league meeting was in the second tier back in 2002.

Team News

Sheffield Wednesday will wait on a late fitness test for Dutch midfielder Joel Pelupessy, but defender Osaze Urhoghide is back from a one-match ban.

City are likely to give some of their fringe players some game time, as they have done in previous rounds, with Claudio Bravo, Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia and Phil Foden all set to come in.

Sheffield Wednesday vs. Manchester City Preview and Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday head into this game on the back of a six-game winless run in the Championship, with their last win coming in the fourth round of the FA Cup at QPR.

Garry Monk’s side have now drifted out of the play-off picture, with an 11-point gap between them and sixth-placed Preston.

City are still a mile off Premier League leaders Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola knows he has to perform in the cup competitions to keep up their chances of end-of-season silverware.

They have also looked good in the previous rounds, with straightforward wins over Fulham and Port Vale.

With Wednesday’s league form dipping drastically of late, it is hard to see much chance of an upset here, with a City win priced at 1.17.

Even with weakened sides fielded by Guardiola in the third and fourth rounds, City have scored four goals in both games. With that in mind, they are at 1.46 to win this one with over 2.5 total goals scored in the game.

Recommended Bets

Manchester City  to win 3-0 at 7.50

City are focused on securing a domestic cup double this season, and Guardiola will want to utilise this game to keep up their momentum for a testing few weeks ahead.

Gabriel Jesus to score anytime at 1.60

The Brazilian scored twice in the previous round as City beat Fulham 4-0, and he is set to start in this game with Sergio Aguero likely to be rested.

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