Cardiff City vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Cardiff City vs Manchester City in FA Cup.
Cardiff City vs Manchester City Match Preview
Manchester City are probably the best in-form team in Europe. It is not an exaggeration to say that the side is in line to make it to an unprecedented quadruple. That only means that they will keenly fight their FA Cup match against Cardiff City in this Cardiff City vs Manchester City encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, January 28, so check out our Cardiff City vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips.
While their opponents have been making waves for all the positive reasons in the recent times, the hosts have been having a tough period over the festive period. This was the time when they lost four games on the bounce before a home draw against League Two Mansfield in the FA Cup Third Round ended the sequence. They won the replay away from home and earned the right to host this Cardiff City vs Manchester City Fourth Round fixture. Their form has improved over the last four games (W2, D2), but they know the magnitude of the task that awaits them. At home too, the losses during the festive period marred their record, which otherwise has been good over the last 13 games in all competitions (W7, D4, L2). Will they be able to stop the Manchester City juggernaut?
City have been the runaway leaders in the Premier League and barring any miracle, they should win that title easily. They are also in the fray for the League Cup where they face Arsenal in the final. Pep Guardiola’s men are in fine mettle in the Champions League and that explains their confidence of going for four titles this season! Although they lost to Liverpool in the league recently, that was their only loss in their last 13 matches (W11, D1, L1). They have been in great scoring form and have scored 18 goals in their last six games in all competitions. Guardiola may go for a rotated squad in this Cardiff City vs Manchester City fixture, but that doesn’t make them less favourites by any stretch of imagination!
Cardiff City vs Manchester City H2H
Manchester City have a positive record over Cardiff City in their last seven meetings (W3, D2, L2), although four of those encounters were played over 50 years ago!
Cardiff City vs Manchester City Team News
Cardiff City will miss the availability of Lee Camp, Kadeem Harris, and Aron Gunnarsson for this match.
Manchester City will miss the usual long-term absentees Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden, and Gabriel Jesus while Vincent Kompany could make his long-awaited comeback from injury.
Cardiff City vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Cardiff City XI: Etheridge (GK), Peltier, Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Mendez-Laing, Ralls, Grujic, Hoilett.
Manchester City XI: Bravo (GK), Danilo, Kompany, Mangala, Zinchenko, Toure, Silva, Bruyne, Gundogan, Sterling, Aguero.
Cardiff City vs Manchester City Prediction
Even Cardiff City are under no illusions about this game and the visitors start as heavy favourites in this Cardiff City vs Manchester City encounter. For the hosts to pull off a miracle, they would need a bug to bite the entire visiting squad! That happening is a long shot and City look good to win. Back the visitors to win by a margin of goals and we see at least three goals in this encounter.