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Man City vs Port Vale Betting Tips - Champions to begin title defence with comfortable victory

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Man City vs Port Vale
Man City are expected to have too much for lower league Port Vale (Getty Images)

Man City face League Two club Port Vale in their FA Cup third round clash at Etihad Stadium. The Champions are looking to defend the trophy and are expected to have too much quality for the lower league club.

Manchester City Form


Man City head into Saturday’s match well behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race. Their League predicament means retaining the FA Cup title has become a major priority this season.

City claimed a 2-1 win over Everton in midweek in the EPL and have a good record in the FA Cup where they have suffered just one defeat in their last nine matches. Pep Guardiola’s men breezed to the trophy last season, beating Rotherham 7-0 along the way before claiming a 6-0 victory over Watford in the final.

Manchester City News


Man City are likely to shuffle the park for Saturday’s clash with a number of fringe players expected to get a run out. David Silva and John Stones have missed the last few matches with injury but could return in time to face Port Vale while Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain sidelined.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola's Man City side have won their last six matches in the FA Cup (Getty Images)

Port Vale Form


Port Vale have already come through two rounds of the FA Cup, claiming a 3-1 victory at Cheltenham in the second round to book a place in Saturday’s match. They drew 2-2 with Macclesfield Town on New Year’s Day in League Two.

John Askey's men do not travel to the Etihad in good form having failed to win in five of their last six matches. They often struggle on the road having claimed just one win in their last four away matches.

Port Vale News


Port Vale have no injuries or suspensions and are likely to stick with much of the same team that faced Macclesfield. Tom Pope is once again expected to lead the line following his hat-trick in the previous round. 

Man City vs Port Vale Head to Head


Man City and Port Vale have three wins each from six previous matches. City have won the last two meetings, including a 2-1 victory in a Championship fixture at Vale Park back in 1999. 

Man City vs Port Vale Betting Odds


Man City are backed at a minimal 1.05 for the win on Saturday while Port Vale are priced at 26.00 for an unlikely victory at the Etihad with a draw set at odds of 13.00. Having claimed a 6-0 victory in last season’s final, City are backed at 1.80 in the -3 handicap market while a win to nil is paying 2.30.

Man City vs Port Vale Match Up


Man City should have too much for Port Vale, irrespective of who features on Saturday. The champions will be confident of getting past the League Two team with their superior attacking quality. 

With City expected to dominate the possession, Port Vale could struggle to create chances on Saturday. Striker Tom Pope is likely to be starved of service in attack and should get no joy against the City backline.

Man City
Man City have scored 3+ goals in five of their last six matches (Getty Images)

Man City vs Port Vale Stats


  • Man City have won their last 6 matches (FA Cup).
  • Man City have scored 3+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (FA Cup).
  • Port Vale have lost their last 2 matches against Manchester City (all competitions).

Man City vs Port Vale FAQ

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Where is Man City vs Port Vale being played?

Man City vs Port Vale will be played at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

When is Man City vs Port Vale being played?

Man City vs Port Vale will be played at 17.31 GMT on Saturday 4 December 2019.

Where can I watch Man City vs Port Vale live stream online?

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What happened in Man City’s last FA Cup match?

Man City claimed a 6-0 victory over Watford in their last FA Cup match.

Verdict

Saturday’s match is likely to be a one sided contest with Man City expected to dominate proceedings. I am backing the hosts in the -3 handicap market.

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Man City just missed out on the -3 handicap tip as the were just a goal short in their 4-1 win over Port Vale.
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