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FA Cup: Man City vs Birmingham

Man City vs Birmingham

Teams from the Premier League will be specially qualified to participate in the FA Cup from the third round. Thus, the encounter with Birmingham will be the opening match of Man City in the FA Cup this year. This is an easy start for the Green Man while playing at home and just having to welcome a much weaker opponent. Man City has had an extremely impressive performance in recent times. After beating Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in the 17th round of the Premier League, Manchester City continued to show high form with a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford against great rival Manchestser United in the round frame. British League Cup semi-finals. As can be seen, the players under the leadership of coach Pep Guardiola show terrifying strength and can defeat any opponent at the moment.

The performance of this Manchester giant is also very strong with a series of 12 unbeaten matches in all competitions, including 5 recent consecutive wins. Obviously, Manchester's green half is returning to its inherent level after an uncertain start. When it is at its best, The City is the fear of every team. In particular, Man City is in very good form in the Premier League, plus the fact that competitors constantly drop points helps them make a big progress on the rankings. Currently, Man City is ranked 5th, 5 points behind the top team, but has played 2 matches less and officially returned to the race to the throne this season. With the confidence of having just won a ticket to play the final of the League Cup after winning against Man Utd with a stable performance, Green Man certainly does not have too much anxiety when entering the upcoming battle, especially when they are playing at home. Man City's Etihad Stadium is always an easy place to go for other teams. Last time, coach and coach Pep Guardiola had an impressive performance with a series of 5 unbeaten matches at the last welcome, including up to 4 wins and 1 draw.

Birmingham is certainly not a match for Man City. This team is playing very poorly in the Championship with 6 consecutive matches without knowing the smell of victory, including 5 defeats. Continuously dropping scores, Birmingham is only in the red light group at the Championship and has a murky future ahead. All that this team can do is rank 18 with 23 points after 23 matches. Having only 1 point after the last 6 rounds brings Birmingham closer to the relegation group ever. Focusing on the goal of relegation makes them not too interested in the FA Cup, in addition, hitting Man City in this round makes the chances of winning the St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium team almost zero. . A trip here to Etihad will be a very difficult challenge since 2000 until now,

Certainly a team that is playing in the Championship and has a poor performance like Birmingham will not be a rival to Man City. The Premier League representative outperformed the opponent in terms of class and in all aspects, moreover, he was in sublimation, in contrast to the faintness and impurity of Birmingham. Confrontation history in recent years shows that Manchester City are completely overwhelmed when they have won 6 wins, 3 draws only 1 time to lose against Birmingham City. The last time that Man City and Birmingham met approximately 10 years ago, in 2011, also in the framework of a Cup tournament, the League Cup, Man City gently overcame the opponent with a score of 2-0. . Comprehensive inferior to Manchester City in terms of class and quality of the team, Birmingham also has a huge disadvantage when it comes to marching to Etihad in the upcoming match. In the past, in the last 5 times to host Birmingham guests at their home field, Man City had 4 wins and 1 draw. So, with the advantages in hand, it is not difficult for the half-green Manchester City to win a ticket to continue in the FA Cup arena.The odds are set at quite high 2.5, but predicting Man City will not be difficult to overcome.

At the moment, City's attackers have an impressive scoring style, especially at home with 13 goals after 5 home matches. Maybe in this match Man City will not launch the strongest team, but their reserve names are too strong compared to the away team. With quality names with star Kevin De Bruyne in the team, Man City will definitely attack and impose gameplay on his opponent. With the home team's pressure, it is difficult for Birmingham to hold out for a long time and receiving a bold defeat with many conceding is inevitable. Therefore, the talented door in the 3.5 contest will be the smart choice of the player in this match.


Man City : Ederson, Eric Garcia, Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle, Scott Carson and Cole Palmer are Covd-19 positive. Laporte and Ake are injured

Birmingham : There is no unfortunate absence