Bristol City vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Bristol City vs Manchester City in Carabao Cup.
Bristol City vs Manchester City Match Preview
Bristol City will look to do the unthinkable when they try to stop the runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City in the semi-final of the League Cup. This Bristol City vs Manchester City second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final will be played at the Ashton Gate Stadium on Tuesday night, January 23, co check out our Bristol City vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips.
Bristol City earned themselves a fighting chance, by grabbing a late away goal in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium. The 2-1 win for City makes them favourites, but in straight knockouts like these, an away goal can be crucial, and Bristol have that in their bag! They were never likely to mount an upset, but they have certainly kept their hopes alive. The Championship side, though, is not in good form and are winless in their last six games (D1, L5) in all competitions. This run has pushed them down to fifth in the Championship table and is threatening to ruin their season. The hosts can take comfort from their form in the last round of the League Cup against Manchester United, but that is no guarantee for success in this Bristol City vs Manchester City fixture!
Manchester City have bounced back to winning ways last weekend, when they defeated Newcastle United 3-1. After their winning march was halted by Liverpool the week before, City needed to get back to winning ways. There is a school of thought that the intensity in the side is missing, from what it has been at the start of the season, but that is a non-starter. City look as threatening as ever and come into this game on the back of scoring 15 goals in their last five games (avg. of 3.0 per game) in all competitions. That they have conceded at least a goal in all these games, is a window of opportunity for the hosts in this Bristol City vs Manchester City encounter.
Bristol City vs Manchester City H2H
Manchester City have lost only once in their last seven meetings against Bristol City (W4, D2) although most of these matches have happened in the late 1970s.
Bristol City vs Manchester City Team News
Nathan Baker and Frank Fielding are major injury worries for the hosts who will miss Gary O’Neil, Jens Hegeler, Ivan Lucic, and Callum O’Dowda through injuries.
Manchester City will not have Fabian Delph for this encounter while it is too early for Vincent Kompany to play any role.
Bristol City vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Bristol XI: Steele (GK), Wright, Flint, Diedhiou, Magnusson, Brownhill, Smith, Pack, Bryan, Paterson, Reid.
Manchester City XI: Bravo (GK), Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Bristol City vs Manchester City betting tip
The romantics out there are purring over the success of Bristol in this tournament and their win over Manchester United. The Red Devils too must be supporting the hosts to do an encore against their city rivals. But, City look too strong and have enough depth in their squad to make this a regulation win. Back the visitors to have an easy win and progress.