Match: Manchester City vs Port Vale
League: English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 04 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:31 UK/ 18:31 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Port Vale: It will clearly be a first leg for the Etihad Stadium host when Manchester City receives Port Vale in the qualifying match.
Manchester City has appeared in the news of his team for the new season. They are doing well in the Champions League even though they have had problems during the Premier League matches. With De Bruyne and Kun Agüero in good shape, City was one of the invincible teams in the club industry.
In addition, in terms of statistics, the city has lost only two of its last ten games in major competitions. In addition, they have been undefeated at home in eight of the last ten games. They have only lost against Manchester United and Wolves at home recently.
Apart from that, the host will have much less to worry about in the match, as he will face a Ligue Two team in Etihad. Since Port Vale is not even a competitor for the City, we can expect the great weapons of the Guardiola team to rest. FA Cup defending champions are likely to point to a great victory.
Meanwhile, Port Vale has had a decent career in their respective league. Obviously, they have only lost two of their last ten games on their calendar. However, half of their undefeated matches ended in a draw. In addition, his streak of away games has been good with only two losses in the last ten away games.
Despite this, they faced teams from Ligue Two that are not comparable to the Manchester City giant. As such, we can expect the City team to dominate in shock and win with at least a -2 handicap in ninety minutes.