Bristol City vs Manchester United
English Carabao Cup, Season 2017/18
Date: Wednesday, 20th December 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium (Bristol).
It will be a festive atmosphere at the Ashton Gate when Manchester United visit for the Carabao Cup fixture against Bristol City on Wednesday night.
Bristol City are turning the tables in the Championship this season and occupy a strong third position in the table after 22 match weeks. This is a giant leap by the team managed by Lee Johnson, who only managed to avoid relegation by the slimmest of the margins last season.
The Robins are one of the teams that registered the lowest number of defeats in the Championship this season. The other two teams are Wolves and Cardiff and all three teams lost just 3 games this season.
Bristol’s run to the Carabao Cup quarterfinals has been impressive as they defeated Premier League sides Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace in the previous three rounds.
Manchester United are 9 points behind arch rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race, with majority of lost points coming away from home.
Yet, the team had shift gears in recent weeks and won in 6 of their last 7 games in all competitions while losing in one.
Bristol City vs Manchester United: Predictions
Manchester United might have the luxury of having some of the finest talents in world football. But a team like Bristol have to be respected despite their tiny stature in England’s footballing map.
The Robins are in sensational form this season and their players will be highly motivated at the opportunity to lock horns with a giant team like Manchester United.
So, expect a tight contest on Wednesday evening, but United will be the one progressing to the semifinals at the end of 90 minutes.
Bristol City vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
FT – Both teams to Score and Manchester United to win @ 2.90 odd.
Over 1.5 second half goals @ 1.61 odd.
Bristol City vs Manchester United: Head-to-head
Wednesday’s League cup fixture mark the first competitive meeting between Bristol City and Manchester United since calendar year 1980.
The historic data suggest that United won 15 and Bristol in 10 with another 10 in draws from their 35 head-to-head meetings.