Swansea vs Manchester City match preview | FA Cup

Manchester City players
Manchester City players

The underdogs in a lopsided encounter, Swansea are without defeat in five Championship home matches, as part of an unbeaten home run of seven matches across all competitions.

Manchester City’s Sane, Foden, Silva

However, Manchester City have netted a terrifying 16 goals across three ties so far – including a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley – and conceding just the one goal.

Swansea can only hope that their FA Cup quarter-final opponents are somewhat drained after a 7-0 win in midweek.

Though outsiders, Swansea’s performances in the FA Cup so far this season have been excellent, yielding three successive three-goal margin wins.

Additionally, each of their prior FA Cup tie wins this season has also seen them win the second half.

City celebrate win

Manchester City, meanwhile, come into this one unbeaten in their last eight matches played immediately after midweek Champions League action.

Aside from their fifth-round defeat to Wigan last season, the ‘Citizens’ have a respectable FA Cup away record of: W4, D4, against lower-league opponents – scoring more than twice as many as they have conceded against such opponents – since January 2010.

Players to watch: Bersant Celina (SWA) faces his former club having hit two second-half goals in as many prior FA Cup ties.

Promising youngster Phil Foden scored Manchester City’s sixth goal in midweek, and excluding injury-time, he has hit three goals in just 124 minutes on the field since Feb 16.

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