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Manchester City

Man City vs Wycombe: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Tom Gott
Man City will take on Wycombe
Man City will take on Wycombe / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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Manchester City will be hoping for a morale-boosting victory when they host League One Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola's pleas for fans to come watch his side were not met positively and City did not give supporters anything to shout about in their 0-0 draw with Southampton, in which they didn't manage a shot on target until the last minute.

They will look to bounce back against a Wycombe side who sit fifth in League One after a run of just one defeat from their opening seven games.

Here's everything you need to know about the game...


How to watch Man City vs Wycombe on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Tuesday 21 September, 19:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Etihad Stadium
What TV channel is it on? ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? Carabao Cup on Quest TV (UK)
Referee? Robert Jones


Man City team news

Ilkay Gundogan
Gundogan has picked up a knock / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Guardiola has already confirmed that he will turn to the academy to make up the numbers in his squad for this game.

Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Rodri and Oleksandr Zinchenko all missed Saturday's goalless draw with Southampton and Ilkay Gundogan picked up a knock in that game that could sideline him as well, so expect a few academy starlets to get a run out in this one.


Wycombe team news

Wilfred Ndidi, Adebayo Akinfenwa
Akinfenwa could start / Warren Little/Getty Images

As massive underdogs here, Wycombe are likely to make plenty of changes to preserve fitness levels for their promotion battle in League One.

That could mean a return to the starting lineup for 39-year-old Adebayo Akinfenwa, who netted in his last Carabao Cup match against Stevenage.


Man City vs Wycombe predicted lineups

Man City: Carson; Walker, Mbete, Ake, Wilson-Esbrand; Lavia, Palmer, Foden; Mahrez, Torres, Edozie.

Wycombe: Przybek; Ram, Tafazolli, Jacobson; Kaikai, Burley, Pendlebury, Obita; Scowen, Akinfenwa, Mehmeti


Man City vs Wycombe head-to-head record

Unsurprisingly, these two aren't regular opponents. They have met just four times in the past, and believe it or not, Wycombe actually have the better record.

The 1998/99 Division 2 season yielded 2-1 and 1-0 victories for the Chairboys, who were out for revenge after falling 4-0 in the League Cup second round in 1995.

Interestingly, Guardiola has been defeated by League One opposition before, famously falling 1-0 to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fifth round in 2018.


Man City vs Wycombe score prediction

Jack Grealish
City are overwhelming favourites / James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images

City might be weaker than Guardiola would like, but anything other than an absolute romp here would be a massive surprise.

Wycombe will sit deeper than deep for this one and look to frustrate, and while they are very good at doing that, pulling it off against Guardiola's men is going to take a phenomenal level of effort which they likely won't be able to find.

Gareth Ainsworth's goal will be to avoid a humiliation, but that could be a big ask.

Prediction: Man City 4-0 Wycombe

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