Fcnaija are looking forward to the fascinating FA Cup semi-final showdown between Premier defending champions Manchester City and title chaser Liverpool on Saturday afternoon at Wembley Stadium.

Having both made it this far this encounter come less than a week when current Premier League leaders and second place team clash at Etihad Stadium with a 2-2 scored draw and are bidding to meet either Chelsea or Crystal Palace in next month final.

Team News

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be sweating for fitness of Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker after players both left the field prematurely after a rowdy outing at the Wanda Metropolitano in midweek.

However, Ruben Dais could be set for a return to starting lineup after making the bench against Atletico Madrid and Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus will again be eligible to feature after serving a European ban.

Owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from, the Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp doesn’t have plenty fitness concerns to report coming into this showdown only Diogo Jota, has emerge a slight doubt after picking up a minor knock.

Head to Head

A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings as Liverpool have only won one of their last nine meetings with Manchester City.

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The Citizen have won three and draw from their six games in all competitions, while The Reds have four victories and two stalemate matches from the same number fixtures.

Betting Tips 

As we’ve already seen this campaign, these are probably the two best teams on the planet with almost nothing to pick between them after their last Premier League clash ended in a 2-2 scored draw.

However, our expert at MonieBet have informed us that the semi-final showdown at Wembley could end up via penalty shoot-out to separate them on Saturday.

Punters are advised to look at the goals markets rather than the match result. Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight head-to-heads and they have failed to score in just three games apiece since the turn of the year.

Our expert partners at MonieBet are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match so we are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Manchester City at the end of this one. Let’s see what eventuates.

Manchester City Predicted Lineup: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Laporte; Rodri, Silva, Gundogan; Grealish, Sterling, Jesus

Liverpool Predicted Lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk; Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Score Perditions: Man City 2-1 Liverpool


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