Pep Guardiola’s men have won their last nine fixtures and our tipster is backing them to comfortably end the Robins’ FA Cup run
Pep Guardiola’s side eased past Birmingham City 3-0 in the third round thanks to a brace from Bernardo Silva, whilst the Robins needed extra time to see off Mansfield 2-1.
Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Man City have won their last seven FA Cup ties against lower-league opposition and bet365 make them just 1/10 (1.10) favourites to extend that run here.
Cheltenham have only ever reached the fifth round once before in their history, back in the 2001-02 season, and are 16/1 (17.0) outsiders to stun the six-time champions at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
The hosts’ last five fixtures have all finished level after 90 minutes and another stalemate is available at 10/1 (11.0).
Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City Team News
Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, and Rodri all played in the third round and could feature here. Zack Steffen should step in for Ederson, but Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, Kyle Walker and Sergio Aguero are all out.
Goalkeeper Scott Flinders remains out for the Robins, but Chris Hussey returned against Newport last time out and could be involved.
Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City Preview
This fixture could scarcely come at a worse time for Cheltenham, with the respective form of both sides in stark contrast to one another.
Indeed, the Robins have not won any of their last nine fixtures inside normal time, scoring only four times and managing only two clean sheets.
City, meanwhile, hit form just before Christmas and have won their last nine games in all competitions, scoring 22 times and conceding only twice – keeping an incredible seven clean sheets in the process.
Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
Man City have outscored lower-league opposition 26-4 in their last seven FA Cup fixtures combined against them, and should have little trouble running up the scoreline against a struggling Cheltenham side.
Combine that with the likelihood that Guardiola will play a strong side, bet365’s quote of 2.675 on the visitors to win with a -3.0, -3.50 Asian handicap looks a strong selection for this FA Cup clash.
The bet will pay out in full if City win by four clear goals, whilst victory by exactly three goals will see half the stake classed as a winner and the other half returned.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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