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City have yet to concede a goal in this season’s FA Cup as they take on nPower Championship side Barnsley at the Etihad on Saturday evening (5.30pm).

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And the Blues are 4/5 to keep another clean sheet with their online betting partners Paddy Power.

Roberto Mancini’s side are 7/4 favourites with the firm to lift the trophy they last won in 2011.

City have posted  3-0, 1-0 and 4-0 wins over against Watford, Stoke and Leeds respectively and are 13/2, 17/2 and 17/2 again to win by those scorelines in Saturday’s sold out quarter final.

The Barclays Premier League champions are 5/2 with Paddy Power to win (-3.0) in the handicap betting.

Carlos Tevez is the club’s leading scorer in the tournament with two cup goals in three games is 13/5 to get the first goal of the game or 21/10 to score first for his team.

The Argentinean international was also on the mark in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa last Monday night in the Barclays Premier League and City fans will hope his rich vein of goalscoring form continues.

Tevez to score first and City to run out 1-0 winners is 18/1 in Paddy Power’s scorecast betting. 

There’s not such positive news about compatriot striker Sergio Aguero and midfielder Jack Rodwell who are both ruled out of the game.

Yaya Toure who scored the winner in the 2011 final at Wembley has been playing in a more advanced role recently and the Ivorian international scored the opener against Leeds in the last round. He is 5/1 to do the same against David Flitcroft’s side.

City haven’t been beaten in the league when they’ve scored first this season winning 14 times and drawing twice and are 1/6 to score the first goal of the game.

The Blues have scored at home in the 42nd minute on average this season and Paddy Power bet 11/1 that the first goal of the game will come between the 41st minute and half time.

With 31 goals at home in the Premier League so far this season and eight in the cup - City are 1/2 to be winning at half time and full time against the side who are currently 22nd in the nPpower Championship.

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