Manchester City vs Port Vale
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 04 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:31 UK/ 18:31 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
It will clearly be a one sided game to the host at Etihad Stadium when Manchester City is hosting Port Vale in the knockout game.
Manchester City vs Port Vale Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met twice in 1999 before this clash.
- City has won both encounters in it, at home and away.
Manchester City was talked about in the news for their squad in the new season. They have been doing well in the Champions League even though they had troubles in the Premier League games. With De Bruyne and Kun Aguero in form, City has been one of the invincible squad in the club industry.
Besides that, in terms of stats, the City has lost only two of their last ten fixtures in the major competitions. Also, they have been unbeaten at home in eight of the past ten matches. They have only lost to Manchester Unitted and Wolves at home recently.
Apart from that, the host will have very less to worry in the match as they will be facing a League Two squad at Etihad. Since Port Vale is not even a competitor for City, we can expect the big guns in Guardiola’s squad to have some rest. The reigning champions of the FA Cup will be probably aiming for a large margin win.
In the meantime, Port Vale has been on a decent run in their respective league. Evidently, they have lost only two of their last ten fixtures in their schedule. However, half of their unbeaten games have ended up in a draw. Also, their away streak has been well with just two losses in the last ten away games.
Even so, they have been facing League Two teams who are not comparable to the giant that is Manchester City. as such, we can expect the City squad to dominate in the clash and win with at least a -2 handicap in ninety minutes.