Manchester City travel to The Jonny-Rocks Stadium for a highly-anticipated FA Cup fourth round meeting with Cheltenham.
After a disappointing start to the new Premier League campaign, Pep Guardiola’s side are finally back to their best. They have now won their last nine games in all competitions.
That form has seen them rise to second in the standings, two points behind leaders Manchester United. City do, however, have a game in hand over their rivals.
The hosts meanwhile are on a strong run of their own. Michael Duff’s side are now unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions. They sit sixth in League Two, just four points off leaders Cambridge United.
But league football will be pushed aside this weekend. And it will be a chance for Guardiola to rest his key players on Saturday evening. The game kicks off at 5.30pm.
It’s been a difficult journey for Cheltenham in the competition so far. They beat South Shields 3-1 in the first round back in November. An Alfie May double and one from Liam Sercombe helped secure the win.
That was followed up with a 2-1 victory against Crewe Alexandra in round two. Finn Azaz netted after just two minutes, with Chris Porter equalling the scores just after the hour mark. But George Lloyd became an instant hero with his 94th-minute winner.
More heroics followed earlier this month in the third round. Cheltenham came from behind thanks to May and William Boyle, with the latter scoring in extra time to earn a famous win against Mansfield.
Guardiola’s side meanwhile found life easy in their third round tie with Birmingham. Bernardo Silva netted a quickfire double, with Phil Foden also scoring to secure a routine 3-0 win for the hosts.
The Premier League giants have been given odds of 2/17 to come out on top once again on Saturday.
A famous victory for the home side can be backed at 28/1.
And it’s currently 23/2 for Cheltenham to clinch a draw.
City superstars Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling are currently 15/4 and 3/1 respectively to score the opening goal.
Youngster Liam Delap meanwhile can be backed at 4/1 to grab the first goal.
May is currently 20/1 to continue his fine goalscoring form in the competition with the game’s opening goal.