Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction: Semi-Final Preview

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction: Preview

The Wembley stadium will be rocking on Saturday evening as Manchester City and Liverpool go toe-to-toe in the FA Cup semi-final. 

This would be their second meeting inside a week after a heavyweight clash last Sunday at the Etihad Stadium which ended 2-2.

Match Details: FA Cup semi-final
Teams: Manchester City vs Liverpool
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Date: 16-04-2022
Time: 3:30 UK time
Referee: Michael Oliver

Manchester City will go into this fixture in the hopes of being in the contention for a treble, after a sheer-quality clash against Atletico Madrid and securing their second Champions League semi-final berth in a row. 

Man City had to deal with an aggressive Atletico Madrid side who were far superior in the second half however Guardiola's men were lucky enough to not concede the game and kept their compact until the 90th minute.

And now Pep faces another issue as Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker were hobbled off, as both picked up an injury against Atletico and will probably miss this contest. 

The Reds were already in a position to claim their well-deserved last four spots after a 3-1 win at Benfica, and started the second leg with great zeal, netting three goals before half-time. 

However, their performance slumped as Benfica pulled back three and were just two goals down. Liverpool remained in the contest and maintained their momentum and prevailed to the next round with a 6-4 aggregate.

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction: Head-to-Head

DateResult Competition 
10 Apr 2022Manchester City 2-2 LiverpoolPremier League
03 Oct 2021Liverpool 2-2 Manchester CityPremier League 
07 Feb 2021Liverpool 1-4 Manchester CityPremier League
08 Nov 2020Manchester City 1-1 LiverpoolPremier League
03 Jul 2020Manchester City 4-0 LiverpoolPremier League

Liverpool haven't beaten Man City in their last 5 head-to-head duels.

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction: Form Guide

Manchester: City: D-D-W-W-W

Liverpool: D-D-W-W-W-W

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction: Trivia

  • This is the first meeting between Liverpool and Manchester City in the FA Cup since Gérard Houllier’s Reds cruised off to a 1-0 victory away from home over Kevin Keegan’s men in 2003.
  • Manchester City will play their fifth FA Cup semi-final in the last six years under Pep Guardiola.
  • Liverpool have not won any matches in neutral venues, they have lost last six games at Wembley (D4 L2).

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction: Flashback 

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup: Lineup Prediction

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Ake; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Jesus, Sterling, Grealish

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz

Manchester City vs Liverpool FA Cup: Prediction 

In their 2-2 pulsating draw last weekend City were the much better side and exposed Liverpool’s defence on many occasions, if it was not for Sterling's offside and Maharez's miss Manchester City could have decided the match. 

Although this time City will be without marquee players De Bruyne and Walker regardless  Pep has a great depth in their payroll. 

Liverpool will need to be wary of their defence as they failed to keep Benfica’s foray at bay and conceded three goals abruptly. Nonetheless, their injuries concern, City will make amends and win this match.

Score Prediction: Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 

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