Manchester City vs Wycombe
England Carabao Cup,
Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens were the champions of the Premier League the last season, and are once again a top contender to repeat. Meanwhile, Wycombe were relegated from the Championship in 2020-21, and are currently struggling to hold their own against teams in the League One.
Surely expect Pep Guardiola’s men to have the upper hand this Tuesday at the Etihad.
It goes without saying that the PL title-holders would not be fielding their best eleven in this mid-week fixture, that too against a team from the third division.
But their squad depth is such that the absence of certain key players from the first team would not cause sleepless nights to their fans.
Anyhow, competition is fierce in the PL this time around, and it will not be easy for Pep and his boys to lift another title. They have also uncharacteristically dropped points in two league games early in the season.
The team needs to build momentum, and get into their winning groove. And Wycombe just might become collateral damage in the process.
They are on an inconsistent run at the moment in the third division, and especially on the road, they have been finding it hard to deliver good performances for quite some time.
Likely, expect a convincing win for Manchester City at their home this Tuesday.
Manchester City vs Wycombe: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have locked horns just four times so far, and all of these were before City became a major force to be reckoned with. Only once have the Citizens recorded a win against this rival.
- Wycombe are on a two-fixture winning streak.
- They had kept clean sheets in two of the past four meetings.
- The latest clash had ended in a 1-2 win for them.
Manchester City vs Wycombe Prediction
Wycombe have one win from their last five games, and just three from their past nine fixtures. They were also winless in 19 of their last 23 road trips, and in the process had even gone on a five-fixture losing streak.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won four of their last five games (in the Premier League & Champions League), and had scored five or more goals in three of these matches. Do also note that they had kept clean sheets in four of these games.
In terms of talent and experience, City are far ahead that of Wycombe, and are expected to deliver a great win this Tuesday