Even in the current climate, England have remained true to themselves in terms of football. While most were resting, there was active play all through the holidays – where the coronavirus outbreak did not interfere. But now that even in Germany clubs are taking to the field, the Foggy Albion have scheduled the 1/32 cup round for the weekend. Swindon Town and Manchester City will play first, as early as Friday night. It’s hard to find a more diametrically opposed pairing – but what interesting bet can you find? The website’s analysts have made their predictions for the cup match on January 7, 2022. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet.
Swindon Town have made it to League Two
The Crimson were founded back in 1879. They, however, are not remembered for anything special, and in their only season at Premier League level they were a deaf outsider and were relegated straight away. However, they can’t even dream of that now. They lost their place in Ligue 1 in 2021, moreover, there were problems with wage arrears. But the new owner, Australian Morfuni, seems to have found a way to deal with the problems. Swindon are now in the top five of the division, hoping to take a straight shot at the top. and in the cup, they have managed to beat both Crewe and Walsall.
Manchester City will obviously be thinking more of Chelsea
“The Citizens have picked up great form. They have already managed to win the 2022, though not without problems and scandal. Unlike in August, Arsenal proved to be a worthy opponent this time around, and Guardiola’s words about the opponent being stronger don’t seem like a stock phrase of politeness. The champions equalised only on penalties, and did not score the winning goal until the 93rd minute, although by then they had been on the powerplay for more than half an hour – Gabriel was sent off for a 2nd yellow in the 59th. Prior to that City had won minimally against Brentford, by no means a grandee. It looks like the club’s peak form has passed, and it’s a good thing the AFL won’t be back until January 15th. But, on the other hand, the winning streak has extended to 6 in a row anyway, and within the Premier League points have not been lost for 11 rounds. That’s the real class that allows City to stamp out trophies. Nevertheless, it seems that rest is needed, so we expect maximum rotation in the cup.
At the end of the last century, the clubs played extensively within the Champions League. But the last time they met was in 2002, in the Cup. That time Manchester City won 2-0.
The odds are clearly in favour of the understandable. But, given City’s specific motivation and possible line-up there, expect a “both to score” (odds – 2.28).