Manchester City Vs Wigan Athletic, FA Cup: Odd’s & Prediction

By Pavithran Chidambaram

October 15, 2018

Manchester City Vs Wigan Athletic

The Citizens lost to the Latics in the final of this competition five years ago, so expect a fiery match but marking the trident of Agüero, Sane and Sterling in the 30-yard box will be a Shangri-La. With Wigan winning last Six matches at Home in this competition and they hope to maintain the streak with last three wins coming against top teams in PL. Man City will hope to break the lines soon while Wigan will try to disposes the ball and wait for the Counter Attack. Any margin of error will cost both teams, Cup Final on Sunday will be a top priority for Man City but to win a Quadruple every match are important and Pep will field a strongest possible 11.

Agüero has scored 16 goals in 17 games from his debut in the competition in January 2012 and Sterling have involved nine goals in last nine matches scoring three and assisting six, so it will raining goals if Latics can’t keep their feet on the ground. To mark Agüero in final third and closing gaps when dragged wide by wing duos of Sane and Sterling will be an uphill task and keeping more possession is essential for progressing through the competition. Lastly, more depth and creativity from the bench of Citizens will a key factor and makes Man City the favourites in the competition.

GAME INFO

Competition/Round: 2017-18 FA Cup, 5th Round (Round of 16)

Date/Time: Monday, February 19th, 2018, 7.55pm GMT (UK), 1.25am IST (India, next day)

Venue: The DW Stadium, Wigan, England

Referee: Anthony Taylor

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Man City (4-3-3): Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gündoğan; Sterling, Agüero, Sané

Wigan (4-2-3-1): Walton; Byrne, Dunkley, Burn, Elder; Fulton, Power; Massey, Powell, Jacobs; Grigg

Man City injuries: Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy

Wigan injuries: Shaun MacDonald, Craig Morgan

PREDICTION

MAN CITY 3:0 WIGAN ATHLETIC

MOTM: De Bruyne

Agüero to score first

Photo Courtesy:Mancity.com

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