Manchester City vs Bristol City
English Carabao Cup, Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Bristol City have made a true sensation in the previous round of the League Cup when they saw off Manchester United to prevent the city derby in the semifinal of the competition. The Championship outfit have thus booked their spot in the last four in Carabao Cup, but they will have one hell of a task to go all the way as they are to play the red-hot Manchester City side for the place in the final.
The Citizens have been impeccable so far in the Premier League where they are 15 points adrift of the second placed United. Pep Guardiola has lined up a pretty respectable side for the FA Cup clash with fellow Premier League opposition Burnley. The Citizens did have certain troubles as they went on the break with a goal deficit.
Nonetheless, Sergio Aguero bagged a brace to turn things around in the second half before Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva got their names on the scoresheet to make it a comprehensive win at the end for Pep Guardiola’s machinery. Manchester City have thus made it 15 wins on the bounce in all competitions at Etihad Stadium.
Bristol City were also in action on Saturday when they travelled to Vicarage Road to play Watford. The Hornets have claimed a demolishing 3-0 win to make it three losses in a row for Lee Johnson’s men.
Manchester City vs Bristol City: Predictions
The Citizens are obviously massive favourites both on the night and over two semifinal legs and we would not be surprised to see them finishing the job in the first game in front of the home fans.
Additionally, Bristol’s defensive line has been super vulnerable as of late as they’ve allowed eight goals in last two matches on the road.
Given that Man City have scored at least three goals in each of last four home matches in all competitions, we have to see Man City Over 2.-5 Team Goals as a banker bet at the odds of 1.66.
Manchester City vs Bristol City: Bet Tips
Manchester City Over 2.5 Team Goals – 1.66 odds.
Manchester City -2.5 handicap at 2.05 odds.
Manchester City vs Bristol City: Head-to-head
It’s been 11 years since these two teams have last met each other.
Back then, Man City have claimed a 1-2 win on the road in the early stages of the League Cup.
Overall, Bristol City have been slightly more successful with eight wins in 17 matches.
Man City have won five of eight meetings with the Robins in front of the home crowd.