Manchester City will look to win a 15th successive match across all competitions when they head to Swansea City in the FA Cup on Wednesday night. City are flying at present, hammering champions Liverpool 4-1 at the weekend to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League, while they are also into the League Cup final, have a reasonably favourable Champions League draw and face lower-league opposition here in the FA Cup.
City won’t take the Swans lightly, as the Welsh side are in excellent form themselves: 10 games unbeaten is their current run, culminating in a victory over Championship leaders Norwich last time out.
It means that they can go top if they win their game in hand, though the focus here will be on extending the unbeaten run by taking a top-flight scalp, as difficult as that might be.
Swansea are third in the league table and will look to their January loan signing Conor Hourihane to continue his excellent form – he has three goals in as many games since joining from Aston Villa last month.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
When is the game?
The match kicks off at 5:30pm on Wednesday, 10 February.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
What is the team news?
Steve Cooper will be without Korey Smith and Liam Cullen for the home side.
Man City have doubts over Kyle Walker and Sergio Aguero, while Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake are expected to remain sidelined by injury.
SWA – Woodman; Naughton, Cabango, Guehi; Roberts, Hourihane, Grimes, Manning; Dhanda; Lowe, Ayew
MCI – Steffen; Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy; Silva, Fernandinho, Doyle; Ferran Torres, Jesus, Sterling
Swansea – 15/1
Draw – 6/1
Man City – 1/4
City could rotate all 11 players from the weekend and still have a side far too strong for Swansea to cope with. Unless the Championship side have a perfect night from back to front, their unbeaten run ends here. Swansea 0-3 Man City.