Both sides head into the match from a win as Swindon defeated Northampton Town 5-2 and City claimed a 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday.
The match is a David and Goliath story with Premier League leaders City facing Swindon, who are currently fifth in their league. But it is set to be a huge occasion as the hosts have sold out their ground and it will be broadcast live on TV.
Despite the hype and attention surrounding the match, Swindon manager Ben Garner said in the build-up the team wouldn’t switch their attention to the fixture until after the Northampton game.
“We won’t pay any attention to that Manchester City game until January 2 after we play Northampton at home,” he told the Swindon Advertiser. “That will be our next game after that, and that’s when we’ll turn our attention to it.”
But how can fans watch and when is kick-off? Here’s all you need to know.
When is it?
The match will kick-off at 8pm on Friday, 7 January at the County Ground.
How can I watch?
The fixture will be available to watch on ITV with coverage starting at 7.30pm, Supporters will also be able to stream the match free on the ITV website.
Swindon: Ward; Odimayo, Conroy, Hunt; Reed, Kesler-Hayden, Gladwin, Lyden, Iandolo; Simpson, McKirdy
Man City: Steffen; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Palmer, Bernardo, Jesus
Swindon - 28/1
Draw - 10/1
Man City - 1/25
Manchester City may not employ their first team to take on Swindon but it would be a miracle if the South West team were victorious. As it’s being hosted by Swindon the hope will be City don’t run riot but it will be tricky to hold them off. Swindon 1-3 Man City.
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