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Cheltenham vs Manchester City Predictions & Tips - Cheltenham to advance in the FA Cup

  • Cheltenham vs Manchester City predictions for Saturday’s FA Cup match
  • The game is being played at 5.30pm GMT at Jonny-Rocks Stadium
  • Manchester City have won to nil in their last 5 matches
  • I am backing Man City to win with Ferran Torres to score
  • Match preview, stats & predictions
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Man City's Ferran Torres tipped to score in a routing FA Cup win (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 21 Jan 2021
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Cheltenham vs Manchester City Predictions


Cheltenham are up against it here, taking on a Man City side on fire. This could get ugly for the Robins with Ferran Torres likely to start and score for the Premier League club.

  • Cheltenham have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 matches (League Two).
  • Manchester City have won their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have won to nil in their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have won by 2+ goals 7 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have kept 13 clean sheets in their last 16 matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester City’s Ferran Torres has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Cheltenham and Manchester City.

Cheltenham Form


Cheltenham Town are currently 6th in the League Two. The Robins failed to score in four matches in December, losing three. 

Michael Duff’ side are undefeated in their last five matches, all draws. Cheltenham drew 1-1 against Stevenage before a 0-0 draw at Colchester United.

Cheltenham hosted fellow League Two club Mansfield in the FA Cup, falling behind in the 3rd minute. They hit back with Alfie May equalising and William Boyle scoring the winner in added time.

Cheltenham returned to League Two with a 1-1 draw at Bolton with May opening the scoring. They drew 1-1 against Newport on Tuesday with May assisting Matty Blair for the equaliser. 

Cheltenham Injuries & Team News


Winger Chris Hussey picked up an injury against Newport and is doubtful. Midfielder Elliot Bonds is injured.

Right back Sean Long was on the bench against Newport after recovering from injury.

Striker Alfie May has scored two goals and registered an assist in his last three appearances.

Manchester City Form


Manchester City are in sensational form, winning their last 9 matches with five consecutive wins to nil. They have kept 13 clean sheets in their last 16 matches.

Pep Guardiola’s side beat Birmingham 3-0 in the FA Cup and Brighton 1-0 in the Premier League. Man City then crushed Crystal Palace 4-0 with John Stones bragging a brace, Ilkay Gündogan and Raheem Sterling also on target.

Last time out City beat Aston Villa 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium. They left it late with Bernardo Silva and Gündogan scoring in a match where they had 69% possession and 9 shots on target.

Manchester City Injuries & Team News


Manchester City are missing injured defenders Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte with Nathan Ake doubtful.

Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is injured and Sergio Aguero is unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.

Expect Guardiola to make a number of changes here with Eric García, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres set to start.

Torres was given plenty of opportunities in the UEFA Champions League where he scored four goals in five appearances.

Cheltenham vs Manchester City Tips

What is the Cheltenham vs Manchester City best bet?

Manchester City have won to nil in their last 5 matches with Man City win to nil the best bet.

Where can I watch the Cheltenham vs Manchester City live stream?

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Verdict

Needless to say this is a huge mismatch. Cheltenham will be chasing the ball for most of this one and Man City should cruise through.

Ferran Torres is likely to start with value on the Spanish forward in the goalscoring markets.

Best Bets: Man City Win To Nil Win To Nil @-125.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bets: Man City -2 Handicap @-117.65 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Ferran Torres Anytime Goalscorer @140.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Ferran Torres First Goalscorer @550.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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