Manchester City vs Sheffield United: FA Cup semi-final preview
anchester City are back in action on Saturday as they continue their quest to win a treble.
Fresh from beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s side are at Wembley to play Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Given it is a Championship team who stands between City and only a second FA Cup final under Guardiola’s watch, the Premier League champions are heavy favourites.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Sheffield United is scheduled for a 4.45pm BST kick-off time on Saturday April 22, 2023.
Wembley Stadium in London will host.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Sheffield United
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on free-to-air coverage in the UK on either ITV 1 and STV.
Live stream: ITVX and the STV Player (both free with a subscription) will offer a live stream service.
LIVE coverage: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United team news
Nathan Ake came off injured during City’s win over Bayern and looks destined to miss out, with Aymeric Laporte looking like the most likely deputy.
Elsewhere, Guardiola may be tempted to rotate with Arsenal heading for the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Phil Foden, Stefan Ortega and Julian Alvarez are all options to start.
For the Blades, both Tommy Doyle and James McAtee are unavailable as they are on loan from City. Wes Foderingham, however, is now free of suspension in goal.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United prediction
While the Blades cannot be written off, it would be a major shock to see them stopping a City team in this kind of form.
Manchester City to win 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester City wins: 53
Sheffield United wins: 38
Manchester City vs Sheffield United match odds
Manchester City to win: 1/8
Sheffield United to win: 17/1
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.