The Blues aim to break in every tournament they participate in. The team is motivated and sets the highest goals for themselves, although the game also matches this level.
In the last meeting Manchester City defeated the Red Devils in the League Cup (2: 0), thereby continuing his winning streak. John Stones and Fernandinho became goal scorers. Citizens reached the final, where they will compete for the main trophy with Tottenham.
As far as the FA Cup is concerned, Pep Guardiola’s club is just getting started with the third round. The opponent is not the strongest, therefore, the team will enter the home arena in the status of a clear favorite and will try to deal with the opponent without any problems.
The Blues are in terrible shape and the FA Cup is hardly a priority for the team, as the game needs to be adjusted in the domestic league. The team is going through difficult times, as there are enough problems now.
Players “Birmingham” they probably don’t remember the last time they won. The team is 18th in the Championship, while the rivals from the relegation zone are already breathing in their backs. Aitor Karanka’s charges miss a lot, and this is one of the main holes that worries all the time.
The club from the city of the same name understands perfectly well what awaits him at Etihad, because they will have to fight back all the time, although, as previous matches show, the defense is bursting at the seams.