League Two outfit Swindon take on Premier League giants Manchester City in the FA Cup. Can the Robins spring a massive surprise in the third round of the competition? Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our match preview.
Swindon vs Man City – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Manchester City start their latest FA Cup adventure with a trip to Wiltshire to play lower league side Swindon. Find our top FA Cup predictions for the fixture below.
Manchester City to Win to Nil
Manchester City continue their assault on four fronts this week when they take on League Two’s Swindon Town in the FA Cup on Friday and we’re tipping the competition favourites to ease past their opponents in Wiltshire. The Cityzens have kept clean sheets in four of their last six domestic assignments and all of those shutouts were secured against Premier League level antagonists. City should find it even easier to keep fourth tier side Swindon off the scoresheet at The County Ground and we recommend backing the visitors to win to nil with that in mind.
Manchester City to Win Both Halves
With value hard to mine from what should be a one-sided contest on Friday, backing City to win both halves against Swindon could be worth pursuing. Pep Guardiola’s troops have come up against lower-league foes in the FA Cup quite regularly over the past couple of seasons and City won both halves in four of their last six meetings with clubs in that category. Manchester City are generally the dominant force in most games they play and they are targeting their 14th victory in 15 fixtures this week. We’re backing the visitors to take control of this one from the first whistle and bettors can take them in this market with confidence.
Swindon vs Man City: Stats, Markets & Odds
Here are the top stats for this week’s fixture along with a tool to help you pick the best odds for the contest.
Swindon vs Man City team news and predicted lineups
Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to eliminate their hosts this week, though Pep Guardiola is expected to shuffle his pack at The County Ground.
Swindon Town predicted lineup
Romoney Crichlow and Alex Gilbert were rated as doubtful before Swindon's fine 5-2 win over Northampton at the weekend, though both players were fit enough to claim a place on the bench against The Cobblers. Mathieu Baudry was absent from defence however, and he could miss out again on Friday. Dion Conroy is available again following his suspension.
Swindon Town predicted lineup: Wollacott, Hunt, Odimayo, Kessler, Williams, Lyden, Payne, McKirdy, Reed, Iandolo, Simpson
Man City predicted lineup
Manchester City tightened their grip on top spot in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Brentford last time out, though many of the players that featured against the Bees could be rested on Friday. Riyad Mahrez has travelled to the African Cup of Nations, while Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko are currently laid low with COVID-19.
Manchester City predicted lineup: Steffen, Cancelo, Burns, Egan-Riley, Mbete-Tabu, Lavia, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, Grealish, Sterling
Q&A – Swindon vs Man City
Which club is favourite to win this week?
Manchester City are clear favourites to beat Swindon this week.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 21:00 CET (GMT +1) on January 7.
Is this fixture on TV?
Swindon vs Man City is being shown live on ITV in the UK.