Rampant City to Secure FA Cup Progress

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The fifth round of the FA Cup continues on Wednesday, with Swansea aiming to upset Manchester City, while the game of the night comes from Goodison.

Pep Guardiola will be hoping for FA Cup progress with Manchester City

Manchester City make the trip to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening to face Swansea City in the FA Cup fifth round (17:30 KO) and the Citizens look set to continue their sensational streak of form.

Pep Guardiola’s men have won an incredible 14 straight games across all competitions and that impressive run of results has seen City open up a five-point gap at the top of the Premier League with a game in hand.

City are actually unbeaten in 21, their last loss coming at Tottenham Hotspur on November 21st last year, and they haven’t lost against Swansea in the past 14 meetings.

Jesus Ready to Shine in Wales

Guardiola has confirmed he will play a strong side and there is likely to be a chance for Gabriel Jesus, who started the 4-1 win over Liverpool last time out on the bench, to shine up top.

The 23-year-old has scored eight FA Cup goals since arriving at the Etihad Stadium and he is 11/10 to find the back of the net anytime, while he is 7/2 to score the first or last goal of the match.

Swansea will be no pushovers though and they head into the clash on a 10-match unbeaten streak across all competitions, a fine run of form that has seen the club climb to third position in the Championship.

However, City are just rampant at the moment and it is hard to look past anything other than a routine win for the visitors, who could be worth a punt for a 2-0 win at 17/4.

Foxes to Edge Past Seagulls

Leicester face a tricky test when they welcome Brighton to King Power Stadium (19:30 KO) but the Foxes should have enough strength in depth in their squad to advance to the quarter-finals.

The Seagulls are on a six-game unbeaten run heading into the contest, but Graham Potter has to handle a number of injuries and the hectic fixture schedule could catch up with them this.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have won two of their last three home FA Cup ties and, at 5/6, they look like a good bet to continue their hunt for a first-ever FA Cup trophy.

Blades to Continue Cup Run

It has been a miserable Premier League campaign for Sheffield United, who sit rock-bottom of the standings and 12 points from safety, and it is a long shot that they survive relegation this term.

An FA Cup run is providing the fans with something to shout about at least and they should have enough to overcome Bristol City, who have lost their last three games – failing to score in two of those – and are slipping away from the Championship play-off positions.

The Blades’ form has improved over recent weeks, winning five of their last eight encounters, and they look tempting at 29/20 to win to nil on Wednesday evening.

Goals the Bet at Goodison

It is extremely difficult to separate Everton and Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare to clash at Goodison Park, a theory displayed in the betting with both priced at 17/10 to win, and that is why goals could be the route to go down.

Everton netted three in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester United last time out and that extended the Toffees’ impressive scoring record, as they have only failed to score in one of their last seven matches across all competitions.

Spurs had not netted in back-to-back games before beating West Brom 2-0 last time out, a fixture in which both Harry Kane and Heung-min Son were on the scoresheet.

Tottenham’s total of 36 goals in the Premier League this term is the joint seventh-highest in the division and backing over 2.5 goals at 11/10 in Wednesday’s clash seems a solid option.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

A sports journalist for over 15 years, Aidan has been part of written and audio coverage on a wide-ranging number of events. Having played and coached at amateur level, he offers in-depth insight and opinion into the world of football in particular.

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