Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, FA Cup 2020/21 – 4th Round
With a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace this week, Pep Guardiola’s Man City went 2nd in the Premier League table, two points behind with a game in hand, and will look to continue their superb run against Cheltenham in the FA Cup. Alley Sport is here with Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham: Match Preview
City are on an unbeaten run since 21 November, when they lost to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. This run includes an ongoing 8-match winning streak, during which they have defeated teams such as Chelsea and Manchester United. Guardiola and co qualified to their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup final and are sitting at 2nd place in the league, 2 points behind leaders United. City’s most recent match was a 4-0 victory over Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
A perfect cross from Kevin de Bruyne was headed home by City defender John Stones, giving the Blues the lead against Palace. The goal marked City play-maker de Bruyne’s 10th league assist of the season. Ilkay Gundogan produced a magnificent strike as he curled on to the top right corner after a poor clearance from Palace. The German midfielder continued his good form in recent games, as he has established himself as a regular starter for the Cityzens. Ruben Dias saw his header saved by Palace keeper Guaita, but John Stones latched on to the rebound and put it in the back of the net. The goal marked Stones’ 3rd goal in 2 weeks after not scoring for the last 3 years.
England winger Raheem Sterling completed the rout with a stunning free-kick after the returning Ferran Torres was fouled on the edge of the box. The win continues City’s remarkable 8-match winning streak across all competitions and Guardiola would expect his men to continue this streak against Aston Villa in the league and Cheltenham in the FA Cup.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham: Latest Team News
City have some injury doubts going into this match. Guardiola will be fielding a slightly weakened team to keep his squad fresh for the league matches. Defenders Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia and Nathan Ake are doubtful for this clash. Striker Sergio Aguero is also doubtful following an injury. The Argentine forward has played only 5 times in the league this season without return.
No concrete news is available on EFL League Two club Cheltenham. The game will take place at their home ground, Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday, 23rd January, 2300 IST.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham
Given the stature of their opponents, Guardiola is expected to play some of his squad players in this FA Cup fixture, to keep his players fresh for what looks to be an interesting title race in the Premier League this season. Zack Steffen is expected to start in goal, with either of John Stones or Ruben Dias rested for the incoming Nathan Ake. Rodri could start in midfield, with Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva. Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the line with Ferran Torres and Riyad Mahrez supporting him from either flank. Here is our Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham:
GK: Zack Steffen
LB: Benjamin Mendy
RB: Joao Cancelo
CB: John Stones/Ruben Dias
CB: Nathan Ake
CM: Phil Foden
CM: Bernardo Silva
LW: Ferran Torres
RW: Riyad Mahrez
ST: Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham: Score Prediction
A strong City team in good form are expected to dominate this game from the get go. We predict Guardiola and co to continue their winning streak with a 4-0 win over fourth division Cheltenham.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Cheltenham: Live Stream
Sony TEN network will be broadcasting FA Cup matches in India. Viewers can also stream the game from the SonyLIV app, from 2300 IST. UK fans can catch all the action on Sky Sports UK.
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