On Saturday, the Premier League championship favorites Manchester City and the Championship’s Sheffield United square off at Wembley Stadium in the first of two FA Cup semi finals. The winner of this match will secure their spot in the championship game and set up a matchup with either Brighton & Hove Albion or Manchester United, who square off on Sunday in the other semifinal.
Man City defeated Bayern Munich 4-1 on the road, including a 1-1 tie in the second leg at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, to advance to the Champions League semifinals for the third consecutive year. Man City must defeat lower-league competition in Sheffield United before prepping for a top-of-the-table matchup with title rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday.
The Citizens have lost to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool in the last three FA Cup semi-finals, but they will fancy their chances against the Blades on Saturday after winning each of their last 21 domestic cup matches against teams from lower divisions, scoring 78 goals and giving up just 11. The last time City suffered a defeat against lower-league opposition was a 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round loss to Wigan Athletic in February 2018.
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Sheffield United defeated Bristol City 1-0 at home on Tuesday night to move closer to securing promotion from the Championship. James McAtee, on loan from Manchester City, scored the game’s only goal in the second half. The Blades, who are currently in second position in the table for the second tier, need just one more victory to secure their return to the Premier League since they are currently seven points ahead of third-placed Luton Town, who have played one more game and lost their most recent match at Reading.
The most recent loss for the Blades, a 5-3 loss to Hull City in the 2013–14 season, was their fifth consecutive FA Cup semifinal loss. A streak of four victories in their previous four matches with Man City in the competition offers a ray of hope going into their journey to Wembley, despite the fact that their chances of making it to their first FA Cup final since 1936 are small.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Game Information
- Date: 04/23/2023
- Time: 01:30 PM ET
- Location: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Mönchengladbach.
- How to Watch: Manchester City vs Sheffield United ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Betting Lines
Manchester City is -650 according to our Vegas FA Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $15.On the other side, Sheffield United is +1400 according to the Vegas FA Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $1400.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Manchester City at a 86.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Sheffield United has 6.67% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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