Cardiff City v Manchester City – FA Cup Betting Guide: 28th Jan 2018

Sunday 28th January 2018

 Cardiff City v Manchester City 16:00, BBC

The FA Cup 4th Round games end on Sunday afternoon with Man City, who currently head the outright betting market favourites, heading to Wales to take on Cardiff City, who you might recall reaching the 2008 final, while old-school Bluebirds fans will know they also lifted the cup in 1927.

City are around 3.75 to win this competition and are after reaching the League Cup Final in midweek are still on for a potential four-timer. City have won the cup 5 times previously, but despite their ‘big-gun’ status have actually only lifted the FA Cup once since 1969 – that was after a 1-0 win over Stoke in 2011.

The two teams have played 9 times in the FA Cup, with City having the clear upper-hand with 4 wins, 4 draws, with Cardiff having just one FA Cup win over the Manchester side.

They last met in the Premier League in 2014 and that resulted in a cracking game that ended in a 4-2 home win for City, but Cardiff supporters will gain some hope from the fact they’ve actually won their last two home matches over City.

Cardiff also come into this clash having not lost in their last four and with their home fans behind them we can expect the team that currently sit third in the Championship to make things difficult for the Premier League big guns.

Looking at the associated markets then Over 2.5 Goals looks a banker with 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads going that way. However, at 1.47 you are not going to get rich here.

So, what about BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE? This option has actually paid out in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads, plus in 11 of the last 13 meetings – the 1.90 on this catches the eye.

We can gain further confidence from this option knowing that City have let in a goal in all of their last 6 games, including in midweek in their 2-3 away win over Bristol City in the League Cup.

 

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.90

 

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Sunday 28th January 2018

Cardiff City v Manchester City 16:00, BBC

  • Last met (Premier League) 2014, Man City 4-2 Cardiff
  • Met in the FA Cup 9 times, Man City 4, Draw 4, Cardiff 1
  • 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
  • Both teams have scored in 11 of the last 13 head-to-heads
  • Cardiff have won their last 2 home games vs Man City
  • Aguero (Man City) is their top league scorer (16 goals)
  • Man City’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in Man City’s last 5 games
  • J Ralls (Cardiff) is their top league scorer (7 goals)
  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last 4 games