The date of the match between Manchester City and Peterborough
The date of the match between Manchester City and Peterborough and the expected line-up between the two teams
Manchester City will do their best to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals when they go to the championship team Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.
The England champions beat Fulham 4-1 in the previous round of the competition while Peterborough secured their place at this stage thanks to a 2-0 home win over Queen Park Rangers.
Peterborough United Vs Manchester City.
Tournament: FA Cup Round of 16.
Channels that broadcast the match: beIN Premium 3HD.
Venue: Weston Homes Stadium.
Commentator: Hafeez Daraji.
The match between the two teams will start at 10:15 pm Saudi time, 9:15 pm Egypt time, and 8:15 pm Morocco and Algeria time.
Details of the match between Manchester City and Peterborough
Peterborough won two matches at home to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup this season, recording a 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers on January 8 before beating Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at the start of February.
Posh has already exceeded expectations in this season’s competition and is looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1965 which is an indication of the scale of their task on Tuesday night.
Darren Ferguson resigned as Peterborough coach on February 20 and the club was currently at the bottom of the standings with just 21 points from 33 games.
Grant McCann was reappointed as head coach on a two-and-a-half-year deal last week but the 41-year-old was unable to make a successful start on Saturday as the struggling club lost 3-0 at home to Hull. city.
Peterborough, who returned to Huddersfield Town on 4 March, will face Man City for the first time since February 1981 when the Nationals scored a 1-0 victory in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
As Peterborough struggles to stay in the tournament, Man City are once again flying high at the top of English football and occupying first place in the Premier League table, six points behind second-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand after their participation in Sunday’s UEFA Cup final with Chelsea. .
An unexpected surprise occurred, which was that Pep Guardiola’s team lost 3-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on February 19, but he returned to the winning path at Goodison Park on Saturday by beating Everton thanks to a goal in the 82nd minute of Phil Foden.
The Nationals didn’t need to break a sweat in the FA Cup this season as they beat Swindon Town 4-1 in the third round of the competition before beating Fulham’s side in the tournament by the same score on 5 February.
Manchester City have won the FA Cup on six occasions, most recently in 2019 when they beat Watford 6-0 in the final and are considered by many as the favorites to win the title this season.
Manchester City have reached the semi-finals in the past two seasons and it is a bit surprising that Guardiola has won the FA Cup only once during his time at the Etihad given the huge success that the Spaniard has had since his arrival in 2016.
Peterborough will again miss Nathan Thompson through injury while Jack Taylor is likely to miss out and his return is expected to come against Huddersfield in the league on March 4.
Marc Bevers can come off the bench in this match as the experienced defender comes close to returning with a muscle problem.
Dan Butler is set to miss out with an ankle injury and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a team similar to the one that appeared against Hull in the tournament on Saturday.
Manchester City’s squad are in great shape at the moment with Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish returning to the bench against Everton on Saturday after spells on the sidelines.
Guardiola picked a strong squad for the previous round against Fulham and it is expected that there will be many familiar names in the starting lineup on Tuesday night.
There will certainly be changes from the Everton game with Jesus, Alexander Zinchenko, Kyle Walker, Grealish, Fernandinho and Nathan Ake in the ranks to start the roles against the Championship club.
Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Robin Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo can all rest before the league game with Manchester United on March 6 but Ederson can continue in goal as Zach Stephen still has a shoulder problem.
Possible Peterborough United starting line-up:
Benda / Knight / Edwards / Kent / Ward / Norburn / Grant / Coulson / Morton / Ssmodex / Marriott
Possible Manchester City starting lineup:
Ederson, Walker, Stones, Aki, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish
It is expected that the score between the two teams Peterborough United 0-3 Manchester City and Peterborough will see this match as a free kick but it is very difficult to expect anything other than a comfortable win away from home.
Man City’s squad would be full of quality even if Guardiola made five or six changes so the English champions must have quite a lot for their opponents in the competition.