Manchester City v Sheffield United Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Manchester City v Sheffield United Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Manchester City v Sheffield United - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Manchester City v Sheffield United, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the FA Cup semi-final match between Manchester City v Sheffield United.

Manchester City v Sheffield United Match Details:

League: FA Cup Semi-final

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London     

Time: 22nd April, 9.15 pm

Manchester City v Sheffield United Preview

It’s the battle of the second placed teams in the Premier League and the Championship as Wembley hosts Manchester City and Sheffield United in the first semi-final of the FA Cup. E Haaland helped the Cityzens get a step closer to their first ever Champions League trophy in midweek as Manchester City won 4-1 on aggregate against the mighty Bayern Munich in the UCL quarter-finals. After yet another slip-up by Arsenal last night against Southampton, Pep’s men are just 5 points behind the Gunners in the Premier League with two games in hand before they meet at the Etihad later this week. This would give the Blue part of Manchester utter confidence and motivation of winning the treble ahead of their FA Cup tie against Sheffield United, despite losses to Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in their last three FA Cup semi-final ties. They have won each of their last 21 domestic cup ties against clubs from lower divisions having conceded just 11 goals and scoring 78 goals during this period. Julian Alvarez could come into the City lineup if Pep decides to give a rest to the high flying Erling Haaland, who is the top scorer in the English divison this season.

The Blades on the other hand are enjoying a successful season in the Championship, currently sitting second to the already promoted Burnley side – however requiring just one more win to acquire Premier League status themselves next season. Paul Heckingbottom and his men will be looking to cause an upset and become the first side since 1991 to defeat a Premier League side in the FA Cup semi-finals. Both the Manchester City loanees James McAtee and Thomas Doyle have played important roles in Sheffield United’s campaign scoring important winners against Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers. Despite having defeated Millwall, Wrexham, Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers to enter the semi-finals, the odds and predictions will be against the Blades – who probably face their most difficult test this time around.

Manchester City v Sheffield United Prediction:

Manchester City 4-0 Sheffield United


Manchester City and Sheffield United Key Stats:

Goals:

Manchester City: E Haaland (32), P Foden (9), J Alvarez (7), J Grealish, K De Bruyne (5)

Sheffield United: I Ndiaye (13), O McBurnie (11), J McAtee (8), S Berge (5)

Assists: 

Manchester City: K De Bruyne (15), J Grealish, Rodri (6), B Silva, E Haaland, R Mahrez (5)

Sheffield United: I Ndiaye (8), O Norwood, S Berge, M Lowe (5), J McAtee, T Doyle (3)

Tackles:

Manchester City: Rodri (58), B Silva (41), M Akanji (29), I Gundogan (26)

Sheffield United: O Norwood (105), M Lowe (78), A Ahmedhodzic (68), I Ndiaye (59)

Interceptions:

Manchester City: Rodri (29), N Ake (18), I Gundogan, R Dias (17)

Sheffield United: J Egan (75), O Norwood (69), A Ahmedhodzic (55), M Lowe (32)

Chances Created:

Manchester City: K De Bruyne (90), J Grealish (41), R Mahrez (34), P Foden, I Gundogan (33)

Sheffield United: O Norwood (80), I Ndiaye (43), S Berge (35)


Manchester City vs Sheffield United Lineups:

Manchester City: Ortega; Stones, Dias, Laporte; Lewis, Rodri; Mahrez, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland

Sheffield United: Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe; McBurnie, Ndiaye

Unavailable Players:

Manchester City: N Ake

Sheffield United: B Osborn, E Stevens, J O’Connell, R Brewster, R Norrington-Davies


Manchester City vs Sheffield United Fantasy Combination:

Gk: W Foderingham

Def: R Dias, A Laporte, M Lowe, R Lewis

Mid: K De Bruyne (vC), S Berge, O Norwood

Fwd: R Mahrez, E Haaland (C), J Grealish

Manchester City vs Sheffield United Captaincy Picks:

E Haaland, K De Bruyne, J Grealish

Manchester City vs Sheffield United Grand League Picks:

R Mahrez, I Gundogan, I Ndiaye