Man City v Rotherham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 06/01/19

Man City v Rotherham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Manchester City v Rotherham and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s FA cup matchup by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Manchester City v Rotherham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 06/01/2019
  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Channel: N/a

It’s fair to say that this game does not come timely for either side, with Rotherham fighting relegation and Man City trying to keep a stronghold on the premier league it is a fixture that they could both do without, especially straight from the festive period.

City may see this as a real opportunity to spark some life back into their side with a rampant display against Rotherham, however with 2 cup games only 2 days apart it is hard to predict what squad City will set out with.

Rotherham will see this as a huge opportunity to be giant killers, so they won’t come lightly. A cup run for them all though may not be ideal due to their league status, would definitely bring around some much needed positivity for the club who currently sit one place above the drop zone.

Team News

Bravo is still out for the home side, leaving it likely Ederson will stay in the squad. Mangala and Mendy are both still out injured. Delph will not feature as his red card in the Premier League will leave him suspended for this cup tie.

For the away side Billy Jones will return after his 1 match suspension, however Richard Towell is still out due to his 3-match ban from the red against Bristol.

Potential Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Kompany, Zinchenko, Diaz, Foden, Sane, Sterling, De Bruyne, Jesus.

Potential Rotherham Starting XI: Rodak, Ajayi, Raggett, Wood, Mattock, Taylor, Vaulks, Palrmer, Williams, Wiles, Smith.

Head To Head

  • The two sides have only met twice in the last 20 years with a championship match up in the 01/02 season, in which City won one of the games and were held to a draw in the other.

Key Stats & Facts

  • City come into this on the back of a recovering victory against Southampton, which prevented them from losing 3 on the bounce.
  • Rotherham come into the game after their first win in 9 matches, following a 2-1 win at home to Preston.

Betting Odds

  • Manchester City 1/11
  • Draw 10/1
  • Rotherham 33/1

The Verdict

With the game being poor timing for both clubs I would expect city to head into it with the intention to put it to bed bright and early to avoid any attempt of an upset by Rotherham. That’s why I have taken a look at the first half handicap market as this game is extremely difficult to find value in.

Should Phil Foden start in an attacking role I would also take a shot on him to score anytime, he has started in two cup games for City scoring in one of them. With City’s poor form he will also be desperate to show what he can bring to the table.

Recommended Bets

  • Manchester City first half handicap (-1) – 11/10 (Bet365)
  • Phil Foden anytime scorer – 23/10 – (Betway)