Manchester City vs Port Vale Match Info
Date: Saturday January 4 2020
Kick-off time: 5.31pm GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Referee: Lee Mason
Manchester City vs Port Vale Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches (all in the Championship)
October 30 1999: Port Vale 1-2 Manchester City
October 2 1999: Manchester City 2-1 Port Vale
March 14 1998: Port Vale 2-1 Manchester City
November 4 1997: Manchester City 2-3 Port Vale
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 23
Manchester City wins: 18
Port Vale wins: 4
Manchester City vs Port Vale Stats
- This is the second FA Cup tie between these clubs, Manchester City having won the first 2-1 away from home in the 1990-91 fourth round
- Port Vale have drawn five of their last seven matches, three of them 2-2
- A team has scored three or more goals in only one of Port Vale’s latest 17 games
Manchester City vs Port Vale Match Preview
Manchester City look increasingly unlikely to repeat their domestic treble of last season, but the cup double is still on and they are fully expected to cruise past Port Vale.
With every Liverpool win in the Premier League, the more remote City’s chances are of retaining that title – yet they still have the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup to go at in the hope of starting the 2020s in the same way they spent much of the last decade.
The draw has been kind to Pep Guardiola’s side, giving them a home tie against a League Two club 75 places below them in the English football pyramid and whose main target this season will be to qualify for the play-offs in the fourth tier.
John Askey, who guided Macclesfield Town into the Football League, is the Port Vale manager and he is doing a decent job having made the Stoke-on-Trent club difficult to beat and especially at home.
In saying that, the Valiants won both of their previous FA Cup ties this term on the road at MK Dons and Cheltenham Town, while they have lost away only once since mid-October.
That will surely become twice, however, this weekend, and although Guardiola is likely to name a stronger side for the first leg of the Manchester derbv Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday, the team he sends out here will surely be much too strong for Port Vale.
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Manchester City vs Port Vale Betting Tips
Manchester City to score 5 or more goals @ 5/6 with bet365
Manchester City to win by 4 or more goals @ 5/6 with Paddy Power