Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Manchester City will be aiming to build on a 3-0 win over Arsenal when they take on Oxford United in the League Cup quarter-finals. The Citizens have slim chances of winning the Premier League trophy, meaning that Pep Guardiola is likely to field the best possible side against the Yellows. Man City are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and we predict that they are going to make it to the semis of the competition without any difficulties.
In Kun Aguero’s absence, Gabriel Jesus will almost surely lead the line for the visitors against Oxford United. The League One side failed to find the net in the previous two league fixtures, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the star-studded Premier League winners. When the two sides met in the Carabao Cup in September 2018, Man City rolled over Oxford United 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Rob Hall):
Rob Hall is an English footballer who plays as a right-winger for Oxford United. The Aylesbury local was born on the 21st of October, 1993. Formerly a West Ham Youth product, the pacey forward signed his first professional contract with the club in October 2010. He made his professional debut, however, playing for Oxford United against Dagenham on the 13th of September 2011, a game in which he also scored his first-ever goal.
He followed up his time at Oxford with loan spells at clubs like Milton Keynes, Birmingham City, and Bolton Wanderers. On the 28th of March, 2013, he joined Bolton on a permanent deal, thus ending his more than a decade long relationship with parent club West ham. He remained a Bolton player until 2016 but made a little impact having gone out on loan twice to Milton Keynes during that time.
On the 19th of July, 2016, the 25-year old re-joined former club Oxford United on an initial two-year contract, which has since extended. On the International front, Hall has represented his country on the under-16, under-17, under-18, and under-19 level and was a member of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.