Oxford vs Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th December 2019

Citizens to cruise to the semi finals

Oleksandr Zinchenko/Manchester City © imago images / ZUMA Press 17.01.2019

Oxford vs Manchester City Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 18th December 7.45 pm

What a great occasion this is going to be for League One side Oxford. The League One team will be entertaining the Premier League title holders Manchester City for a place in the semi-final of the EFL Cup. Will the underdogs be able to keep themselves in this tie against such a high-quality opponent? They have already beaten EPL opposition. Read our predictions for Oxford vs Manchester City.

Oxford vs Manchester City Betting Odds*

Oxford 18/1
Draw 9/1
Manchester City 1/10

EFL Cup Betting at Bet365

Oxford News and Form – Can oxford cause an upset?

What a game for League One side Oxford. It is something like a once in a life-time occasion for some of the players to go up against the best in the country. The downside is that it is likely to be the end of their tournament. Oxford lost a league game at MK Dons on the weekend. The U’s may have had one eye on this fixture, understandably.

Gabriel Jesus to score 2 or more


All of Oxford’s games in this season’s EFL Cup have been on home soil. They have knocked out a Premier League side already, as they dumped West Ham out by a 4-0 scoreline in the third round. Their other wins were against Peterborough, Millwall and Sunderland, the U’s needing penalties to get past the latter two. Oxford have suffered just one loss at home all season in all competitions. They have scored in all but one.

Oxford vs Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City won at Oxford in the 2018/19 EFL Cup
That is the only previous League Cup meeting
That was the first meeting since the 1997/98 Division 1
Man City are W7 D2 L5 in the overall head to head


Key-Facts – Oxford vs Manchester City

  • Oxford beat West Ham in the third round
  • The Citizens have won their last three away games
  • Man City have scored exactly 3 goals in their two EFL Cup games in this campaign


Manchester City News and Form – Will the Citizens ease to victory?

Their consistency hasn’t been there this season, but as they showed on the weekend with a 3-0 win at Arsenal, the brilliance of Man City on their day is untouchable. City are on a three-match winless streak away from home in all competitions, scoring at least three goals in each of those victories. The Citizens have only lost twice away from home in all competitions.

One of those was against Liverpool. Manchester City has scored in every away game this season, but they have only managed one clean sheet in their last six on the road (all competitions). In their two games in the EFL Cup this season, City have scored exactly three goals in each. Their victories were away at Preston and then at home against Southampton. City are the reigning EFL Cup champions.

Oxford vs Manchester City Tips & Odds

Manchester City to win to nil at 10/11
Over 4.5 goals at 5/4

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 15th, 2019 at 7:54 p.m.)

Oxford vs Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: This should be a fairly comfortable win for Manchester City at the end of the day. The league title is out of reach for them, but they can still drive hard at cup success. Away win to nil.