Manchester City go up against Championship side Sheffield United on Saturday hoping to book their place in the FA Cup final.

Manchester City go up against Championship side Sheffield United on Saturday hoping to book their place in the FA Cup final.

Pep Guardiola’s side are second in the English Premier League with 70 points, five behind leaders Arsenal but with a game in hand.

Sheffield on the other hand are second on the Championship table with 82 points and look well on their way to securing promotion.

City destroyed promoted Burnley 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the competition, whilst Sheffield were 3-2 winners against Blackburn Rovers.

City are winless in six FA Cup meetings with Sheffield, losing four times, including a 2-1 loss in 2009.

Guardiola’s side have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven games against Sheffield, with these six games producing fewer than 2.5 goals.

City could become the first team since Everton in 1965-66 to reach the FA Cup final without conceding a goal if they manage to keep a clean sheet here.

Sheffield have lost each of their last five FA Cup semi-finals, most recently a 5-3 defeat against Hull City in 2013-14 and are hoping to break the cycle.

Can the EPL hopefuls find it in them to upset the champions and book a place in the finals for the first time ever?

Click here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Man City vs Sheffield start?

The game kicks off at 6:45pm Kenyan time at Wembley.

Man City vs Sheffield team news

Riyad Mahrez is set to come into the starting line-up and will occupy one of the flanks as Jack Grealish starts on the other side.

Season’s top scorer Erling Haaland will lead the attacking line as Kevin De Bruyne engineers the midfield proceedings.

Ederson will start on the bench as Stefan Ortega starts in between the sticks and Rico Lewis will start in defense.

There are no changes expected from the Sheffield line-up except James McAtee and Tommy Doyle who are ineligible to face their parent club.

Man City vs Sheffield head to head

The EPL champions have won 6 out of the 9 games played against Sheffield, who have won 2 games. Only one has ever resulted in a draw.

Man City vs Sheffield current form

Pep Guardiola’s side have not lost in their last 5 games, only dropping points in their last game, a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich.

While Sheffield have lost just once and won all of the remaining 4 games.

Man City vs Sheffield prediction

This game is expected to be filled with goals, with at least over 2.5 goals expected. Though, Man City are expected to win convincingly.

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