Manchester City vs Wycombe WanderersEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 21, 2021, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City begin the defence of their Carabao Cup title with a fixture against Wycombe at the Etihad Stadium. City have won the competition for the last four seasons and are expected to begin this year’s edition with a comfortable home win.
Manchester City are four-time defending champions of the Carabao Cup and are going for their fifthh straight title. They drew a bye in the previous rounds of the competition and are set to make their first appearance in this year’s edition.
It has been a solid start to the season for Manchester City, who have suffered just one defeat this term. They head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 0-0 draw against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
It was an unconvincing performance against Southampton but Manchester City had won their previous four matches across all competitions and will be keen to return to winning ways. Pep Guardiola’s men have scored five or more goals three times in that run and will be keen to make a statement with a similar performance on Tuesday.
Wycombe Wanderers came through the two previous rounds of the Carabao Cup before securing a place in Tuesday’s match. They needed penalties in both fixtures with the second-round clash against Stevenage ending 2-2 after regulation time.
Gareth Ainsworth's men have not been at their best lately and went on a three-match winless run following the win over Stevenage. They suffered two defeats in that run and only ended that winless streak last weekend when they claimed a 2-1 victory over Charlton Athletic in a League One fixture.
Wycombe Wanderers have struggled on their travels and are without a win in their last two matches, including a 3-1 defeat at Sunderland.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Manchester City and Wycombe Wanderers have met just twice beforew, during the 1998/99 League One season with the visitors winning both matches.
Players to watch
Phil Foden returned from injury last weekend against Southampton and is likely to get a run-out on Tuesday to build up some fitness. Bet365 has the England winger at 4/5 to score anytime.
Gareth McCleary has four goals for Wycombe Wanderers this season and will be the one to watch on Tuesday. The midfielder is priced at 7/1 by bet365 to score anytime at the Etihad.
Anything else catch the eye?
The Citizens have scored five or more goals in three of their last five matches and could be tipped to earn a winning margin of four or more goals at 7/5 with betfair.
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