The third round of the FA Cup takes centre stage as Pep Guardiola looks to clinch the only domestic honour to have eluded him thus far as Manchester City welcome Rotherham to the Etihad Stadium. City have wobbled in recent weeks in the Premier League and find themselves 7 points behind Liverpool in what promises to be one of the most exciting title races in years whilst Rotherham have climbed out of the Championship relegation zone in recent weeks.
English FA Cup, Manchester City vs Rotherham United, Sunday 6th January 2019, Kick-off: 14.00 GMT
- Manchester City – Best Odds – 1/14 (Betsson)
- Rotherham United – Best Odds – 45/1 (Tony Bet)
- Draw – Best Odds – 13/1 (Ladbrokes)
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have struggled in recent weeks – losing to Crystal Palace and Leicester to lose ground in the Premier League title race. They do however continue to fight on four fronts and they will be hoping to box this one off with the Carabao Cup semi-final on the horizon next week. Gabriel Jesus is often the striker City turn to in cup ties and the Brazilian will be looking to add to his tally of 7 goals in all competitions this season.
The Millers currently reside in 21st place in the Championship table, three points clear of the drop zone following an impressive 2-1 win over Swansea City on New Year’s Day. Paul Warne’s side will be fully aware of the magnitude of the task in front of them here but will be sure to enjoy their big day out at the home of the Champions. Will Vaulks is the top scorer for the Yorkshiremen this season with 6 goals and how he’d dearly love to add to that tally here.
Head to Head
Manchester City have never lost a competitive fixture to Rotherham United – leading the head to head record between the sides 7:0 whilst another 3 matches have ended as draws.
Manchester City vs Rotherham United Odds and Predictions
Manchester City have struggled to keep clean sheets in recent weeks but Rotherham shouldn’t trouble them too much.
Both teams to score – NO – looks a very good bet at 1/3 with 888 Sport.
Gabriel Jesus hasn’t been at his best this season but the Brazilian is always a threat in any game he plays.
Gabriel Jesus to score anytime looks a worthy gamble at 1/4 with William Hill.
City will be looking to use the full magnitude of their squad and with plenty of fire power in their ranks, could put Rotherham to the sword.
Over 2.5 goals in the game looks a sure fire winner at 2/5 with 10 Bet.
Rotherham will be sure to enjoy their day out at the home of the Champions but this should be a comfortable home win for City as they look to claim their first FA Cup since 2011.
Manchester City to win the match looks a forgone conclusion at 1/14 with Betsson.
Manchester City vs Rotherham United Score Prediction
Manchester City 3 – 0 Rotherham United – 6/1 with Bet Victor.
Manchester City vs Rotherham United Top Betting Tip
This promises to be a classic David vs Goliath fixture between two teams at differing end of the footballing pyramid in England and whilst Rotherham will pose City some threats the blues should pick up a solid home win here. Manchester City to win the match to nil is a strong bet at 5/4 with Betfred.