Top of the Premier League will come up against bottom of the Championship in the FA Cup on Tuesday. A place in the quarterfinals will be on the line, but could Peterborough produce on the all-time shocks in the famous cup competition against Manchester City.
FA Cup Preview
Manchester City will have their sights firmly set on a victory in the FA Cup this season, as they look to win the treble. They already have an advantage in the Premier League over Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola has often taken the domestic cup competitions very seriously.
City have looked incredibly strong in the FA Cup so far this season. They eased through the third round with a healthy 4-1 victory on the road against Swindon Town, before seeing off Championship side Fulham at the Etihad in the previous round.
They needed to come back from a goal down in that fixture, but ultimately they made light work of the free-scoring side that currently sit top of the second tier. City warmed up for the showdown with the Posh with a controversial 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday.
It has been all change at London Road over the past week or so, as long-service manager Darren Ferguson parted company with the club. He was replaced by former player Grant McCann. It was a long start for the new boss though, as Peterborough were easily beaten 3-0 at home by Hull City.
Some of the club’s best form this season has come in the FA Cup, as they have seen off two difficult sides in the previous rounds. Both fixtures have come at London Road, as they beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 in the third round, before beating Queens Park Rangers 2-0 in the last round. This is undoubtedly a harder assignment.
Peterborough vs Manchester City Head to Head
This will only be the second behind between Peterborough and Manchester City. The previous meeting came in the FA Cup back in February 1981. That fixture was won 1-0 by City, and many will see this fixture following along the same lines.
Peterborough vs Manchester City Prediction
It is difficult to make too much of a case for Peterborough this week, as they have been in free fall in the Championship over recent weeks. Therefore, a healthy win for Guardiola’s side looks the safest bet, and the best value could be found in the handicap market.
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