Cheltenham Town – Manchester City
Cheltenham Town hosts Manchester City at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium in a match from the 4th round of the FA Cup. Stay with us because we are going to take a look at this game in the next few minutes.
Cheltenham are currently playing in the 4th tier of English football – the League Two. They reached the 4th round of the FA Cup after the elimination of three different teams – South Shields, Crewe Alexandra and Mansfield Town. Now it’s going to be a little bit different though – they will face a Premier League side.
Cheltenham Town are facing Manchester City in a moment when they are not really in their best shape. The club is without a win in its last 9 matches in all competitions, so this makes them an even bigger underdog against the Cityzens. They are currently 6th in the League Two standings.
Manchester City reached the 4th round of the FA Cup after an easy 3-0 win over Birmingham City in the previous round. These two teams faced at the Etihad and City scored all of their goals in the first half. Bernardo Silva scored a brace while Phil Foden added one more as well.
Man City are hitting peak form and we can see this from their result. The Cityzens are in a run of 8 consecutive wins in all competitions and they are full of confidence right now. In their last game City hosted Crystal Palace at the Etihad and took a convincing 4-0 win.
That’s our preview for the FA Cup clash between Cheltenham Town and Manchester City on Saturday. Being a team from the League Two the hosts must take the role of an underdog here. Especially given the fact that Manchester City are so good lately and won all of their last 9 matches.