⚽️ Competition: EFL Cup
🗓 Date: December 18, 2019
🏟 Location: Kassam Stadium
💡 Betting Tips: City over 1.5 goals (1st HT)
📈 Odds: 2
💳 Stake: 6/10
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A plump schedule is on the island these weeks. Four games will be played in the Premier League in less than two weeks. Before the marathon starts in the league, some teams still play cup games in the EFL Cup. In order to avoid the strain from the insignificant League Cup, the coaches will probably start the rotating machine.
Oxford vs Manchester City Free Betting Tips
So also in the game between Oxford and Manchester City. According to odds, City remains a big favorite against the third division club even with rotation. To survive the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, Oxford United will have to claim the best performance of the season.
However, we see little surprise potential in this pairing, which is why our Oxford against Manchester City prediction is clearly aimed at an away win for the Citizens. Even if Pep Guardiola should spare some top performers on Wednesday evening, Manchester City is still too strong to allow themselves a misfire against the third division.
Oxford – statistics & current form
Oxford United want to continue the EFL Cup run and Manchester City to eliminate the next Premier League club from the cup. In League One, the third English league, Oxford is not exactly one of the best teams. The team of head coach Karl Robinson currently only occupies eighth place in the table.
While the defensive ideas of the team were manageable, “The U’s” knew how to convince with a strong offensive. Behind third-placed Peterborough (43 goals), Oxford is the second-strongest offensive in League One with a score of 37. The most dangerous player in the squad was James Henry, who contributed to the team’s success with eight goals and four assists.
In this competitive season, Karl Robinson’s team lost only one home game in regular time. The home strength of Oxford already felt West Ham United in the EFL Cup.
The “Hammers” went down 4-0 at “The U’s” and said goodbye to the League Cup. In the last 16, Oxford prevailed against league competitor Sunderland after penalties.
To make it work against the overpowering Citizens, Oxford United will have to perform best this season. For the only time in the club’s history, Oxford United has won a major title on the island. In the 1986 League Cup, “The U’s” fought well-known competitors to the finals and won against QPR.
George Throne, Simon Eastwood, Anthony Forde and James Henry will miss the home game against Manchester City due to injury. In addition, with Liverpool loan Ben Woodburn the most valuable player in the squad of the third division is missing.
If Oxford provides Manchester City with a big surprise in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, sensational odds for an outsider bet can be tapped.
Probable lineup of Oxford:
↪ Archer – Ruffels, Dickie, Mousinho, Cadden – Sykes, Long, Moore – Fosu, Taylor, Hall
Last Oxford games:
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Milton Keynes Dons vs. Oxford United 1-0 (League One)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Oxford United vs. Shrewsbury Town 0-0 (League One)
⚽️ 12/04/2019 – Exeter City vs. Oxford United 0-0 (EFL Trophy)
⚽️ 11/30/2019 – FC Walsall vs. Oxford United 0-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 11/23/2019 – Southend United vs. Oxford United 0: 4 (League One)
Manchester City – statistics & current form
Manchester City is expected to miss the third championship in a row. In the Premier League, the Citizens have had a mixed start to the season and are currently 14 points behind the leaders from Liverpool. Even the Premier League champions 2019/20 betting odds make it clear that the Citizens are unlikely to win another title.
The Skyblues have lost some of their shine, but still have a strong team. Last weekend, Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-0 without any problems and showed a small defiance. The previous day, there was a bitter home bust against the city rivals from Manchester.
Pep Guardiola and his team want to build a winning streak so that there is a conciliatory end of the season at the end of the year. The League Cup does not have the highest priority here, which is why we can expect some changes in the squad on Wednesday evening. Due to the major injury concerns in the squad, some top performers should take a break.
There are four Premier League games scheduled for the next two weeks. It is not yet clear which team Pep Guardiola will start in the League Cup with, but supplemental players like Riyad Mahrez can count on starting chances. If the Citizens kick off the offensive machine in the cup game against the third division, the semi-finals will hardly be at risk.
A win from Manchester City should be kept on the slip. Currently only odds of 1.11 for Tip 2 are offered at Oxford against Manchester City.
Probable lineup of Manchester City:
↪ Bravo – Cancelo, Garcia, Otamendi, Zinchenko – Gündogan, Rodri – Mahrez, De Bruyne, Silva – Jesus
Last games from Manchester City:
⚽️ 12/15/2019 – Arsenal vs. Manchester City 0-3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/11/2019 – Dinamo Zagreb vs. Manchester City 1: 4 (Champions League)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Manchester City vs. Manchester United 1-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 03.12.2019 – Burnley vs. Manchester City 1: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 11/30/2019 – Newcastle vs. Manchester City 2-2 (Premier League)
Oxford vs Manchester City Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Oxford United and Manchester City met only once in this century. In the 2018/19 League Cup, the Citizens won 3: 0 at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, eliminating the third division from the League Cup. Jesus, Mahrez and Foden gave Skyblues a convincing away win last season.
Oxford vs Manchester City Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
The physical strain on the island is immense in the next two weeks. Before the starting signal is given at the weekend, the EFL Cup is due for some teams during the week. Six teams from the Premier League are currently represented in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
Including last year’s champion from Manchester. It is expected that Pep Guardiola will spare some players in the League Cup. With Oxford United, the Citizens will meet a third division and are expected to reach the semi-finals with little effort.
Key facts – Oxford vs Manchester City tips
💫 Last season City eliminated the Oxford hosts 3-0 from the League Cup.
💫 At Oxford United, some top performers will miss the home game against the Citizens due to injury.
💫 Some changes can be expected in the starting line-up of Manchester City.
Last season, Manchester City eliminated “The U’s” from the League Cup after a dominant performance. We expect a one-sided match on Wednesday evening, in which the Citizens will celebrate a win. At Oxford against Manchester City, our tip on good betting odds is aimed at over 1.5 goals of the Citizens in the first round. Six units are used for this.