Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

Manchester City host Birmingham City in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side look like they are finally starting to find their rhythm this season, whilst the Midlands club are struggling in 18th in the Championship.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Kyle Walker of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on October 31, 2020 in Sheffield, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips

This article covers Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Manchester City vs Birmingham City: Match details

Match: Manchester City vs Birmingham City

Competition: FA Cup

Date: January 10, 2021

Kick-off time: 1:30 pm, January 10, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Etihad Stadium

Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: General view inside the stadium with a close up of the corner flag prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Birmingham City

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Manchester City reached the EFL Cup final on Wednesday with a 2-0 with over rival Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola’s side look to have finally found their rhythm, having won their last five matches in all competitions.

Birmingham City head into the tie struggling at the bottom of the Championship.

A defeat to Blackburn Rovers last weekend leaves them in 18th and without a win in six games.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Oleksandr Zinchencko of Manchester City celebrates with Fernandinho of Manchester City after Fernandinho scores his sides 2nd goal during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 06, 2021 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 06: Oleksandr Zinchencko of Manchester City celebrates with Fernandinho of Manchester City after Fernandinho scores his sides 2nd goal during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 06, 2021 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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Sergio Aguero to score first. The Argentine is continuing to be eased back from injury and Sunday could be seen as an opportunity to start him from the off.

Aguero will be eager to kick start his season and will be confident of netting against the Championship strugglers.

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Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City walks in before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on March 30, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Manchester City vs Birmingham City – recent form and head to head statistics

Manchester City FC vs Birmingham City form
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West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City FC - 0:5
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Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City FC - 1:3
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Manchester City FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:0
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Manchester City FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 4:0
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Manchester City FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Birmingham City vs Preston North End - 0:1
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Middlesbrough FC vs Birmingham City - 0:1
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Manchester City FC vs Birmingham City - 3:0
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Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers - 0:2
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Birmingham City vs Derby County - 0:4
Last 5 games for Manchester City FC
January 26, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 5 Manchester City FC
January 23, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Cheltenham Town 1 - 3 Manchester City FC
January 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 0 Aston Villa FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 4 - 0 Crystal Palace FC
January 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Last 5 games for Birmingham City
January 23, 2021 Championship 20/21 Wycombe Wanderers 0 - 0 Birmingham City
January 20, 2021 Championship 20/21 Birmingham City 0 - 1 Preston North End
January 16, 2021 Championship 20/21 Middlesbrough FC 0 - 1 Birmingham City
January 10, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Birmingham City
January 2, 2021 Championship 20/21 Birmingham City 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers
Manchester City FC vs Birmingham City FA Cup 20/21 form
Manchester City FC Birmingham City
2 Matches played 1
2 Matches won 0
34 Goal attempts 7
14 Shots on goal 2
14 Shots off goal 4
10 Corner kicks 3
72% Average ball possession 25%
6 Shots blocked 1
2 Cards given 2
31 Free kicks 5
4 Offsides 4
6 Goals by foot 0
6 Goals scored 0
1 Goals conceded 3
Manchester City FC vs Birmingham City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester City FC Birmingham City
24 Matches 24
13 Home Matches 11
11 Away Matches 13
36 Total Goals 17
1.5 Average Goals Scored 0.71
14 Wins 6
6 Losses 14
4 Draws 4
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester City FC and Birmingham City
January 10, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Birmingham City
September 21, 2011 Carling Cup 11/12 Manchester City FC 2 - 0 Birmingham City
February 2, 2011 Premier League 10/11 Birmingham City 2 - 2 Manchester City FC
November 13, 2010 Premier League 10/11 Manchester City FC 0 - 0 Birmingham City
April 11, 2010 Premier League 09/10 Manchester City FC 5 - 1 Birmingham City


Manchester City vs Birmingham City: Match preview

Following a slow start, City are starting to look dangerous once again.

They are into the EFL Cup final and are sat just four points off the top of the Premier League.

City defeated Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the EFL Cup final.

Meanwhile, in the league, three consecutive wins has seen them climb into fifth and just a few points off the top.

Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on October 24, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Birmingham winless in six

Birmingham City are winless in six following a tenth defeat of the season against Blackburn last Saturday.

The defeat leaves them in 18th and just four points above the bottom three.

Aitor Karanka will be hoping his side can fare better than in the EFL Cup.

Birmingham were knocked out at the first hurdle by League Two side Cambridge United.


Manchester City team news vs Birmingham City

Manchester City are expected to remain without several players due to COVID.

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus were both on the bench against United.

Both players could feature on Sunday, but it is unclear as to whether they are able to start.

Ederson, Ferran Torres and Tommy Doyle have all now tested negative and will have further tests ahead of the games.

If the trio test negative again, they could feature against Birmingham.

Eric Garcia, Cole Palmer and Scott Carson are continuing to self-isolate.

Nathan Ake remains sidelined with a muscular injury.

Manchester City vs Birmingham City betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Birmingham City team news vs Manchester City

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Aitor Karanka has a full squad to select from on the weekend.

The Spanish manager could make several changes from the side that lost to Blackburn last weekend.


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