Manchester City – Birmingham, January 10, 2021, forecast and bet on the FA Cup match, watch online

Alexey Seryakov

Alexey Seryakov

Manchester City v Birmingham. Prediction: Easy Prey for Guardiola and Marez at Etihad

Birmingham are not impressive even in the Championship, where they are close to the relegation zone.

January 9, 2021, 09:30

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On January 10, the match of 1/32 finals of the FA Cup will take place between Manchester City and Birmingham City. The game starts at 16:30 Moscow time. Bookmakers have already given a forecast, in which they consider the hosts’ favorite: you can bet on the victory of “Man City” in bookmakers with a coefficient of 1.14. The success of “Birmingham” is estimated by the bookmakers with a coefficient of 30.0. Draw bets are accepted at odds of 11.0.

Bookmaker odds for FA Cup match Manchester City – Birmingham 10 January 2021

Bookmakers are not sure that the FA Cup match Manchester City – Birmingham will be effective: total over 2.5 goals goes for 1.43, and total under 2.5 goals – for 2.74. If the hosts score, the odds will play 1.02. The guests’ goal is available in bookmakers at odds of 2.53. They offer to bet on “both will score” for 2.65.

Analysis and prediction of the match of 1/32 finals of the FA Cup “Manchester City” – “Birmingham” (10.01.2021)

2021 entered legal rights. The English Championship traditionally did without New Year’s breaks, because Boxing Day is sacred. However, due to the coronavirus, a couple of matches had to be postponed. Now the Premier League took a short break, the weekend was given to the 1/32 FA Cup final.

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Top clubs come into play. On January 10, Manchester City will play against Birmingham at the Etihad stadium, beginning at 16:30 Moscow time. For the “townspeople” for some time the draw has thrown into the national cup not the weakest opponent. Blue, of course, do not shine, but still play in the Championship.

To be fair, the results are pretty pale. 23 points in 23 fights, 18th place out of 24 participants. The gap from the relegation zone is only four points, the performance is terrible. Only 17 goals with 29 conceded. The previous victory is dated as early as December 9th.

Since then – one point in six meetings. Five defeats (including 1-4 to Middlesbrough and 0-4 to Derby County), and a goalless draw with standings-next door Nottingham Forest. Aitor Karanka’s line-up is quite variegated, there are enough legionnaires. However, there is absolutely nothing to brag about.

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And it seems that the FA Cup is a great opportunity to cheer yourself up and knock out the gaping favorite. Premier League representatives often exhibit second lineups in national cups, especially in the early stages. The schedule is tight, and the leaders need rest. But there’s a problem.

Got caught “Manchester City”, which, under Josep Guardiola, is consistently eliminated in the early stages of the Champions League playoffs, but dominates the cups. In 2019, they took the FA Cup, and in the English League Cup it is still more serious – five wins in seven previous draws. In KA-2019/2020, for example, they reached the semifinals, where they lost to Arsenal.

In general, the openly problematic “Birmingham” will be difficult to present a sensation. Moreover, at a party. Of course, the “townspeople” will take care of the leaders, because already on January 13th they will have to fight with “Brighton” in the Premier League. And yet even the Manchester City reservists are very dangerous, because the bench is deep here.

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P1 begs to dry. Josep Guardiola’s players concede a little, and the Blues have huge problems with performance even at the Championship level. There is a problem – this option is given a modest coefficient of 1.59. We’ll have to get out. We would choose between F1 (-1) in the first half at 1.89 and a goal in the first 23 minutes at 1.86.

The logic is as follows. The favorite will probably try to give an aggressive opening in order to quickly gain an advantage and not waste extra energy. He misses Birmingham enough, he is not used to such pressure. Therefore, the chances of an early goal are great.

Forecast and bets on the FA Cup match “Manchester City” – “Birmingham” January 10, 2021

The guests play in the Championship, but they do it unsuccessfully. They are four points from the relegation zone, scored one point in the last six rounds, and scored only 17 goals in 23 matches. It is clear that Guardiola will protect the leaders and put up an experimental squad, but even the Manchester City reservists are much stronger. We expect an aggressive opening from the favorite in the hope of quickly gaining an advantage and not wasting extra energy.

Rate: Man City win in the first half with a handicap (-1) at 1.89.

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