Manchester City vs Bristol City – League Cup – Preview

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Manchester City vs Bristol City

Manchester City vs Bristol City – Manchester City hosts Bristol City on 9th January, Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their League Cup semi-finals.

Manchester City defeated West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City in the earlier rounds, although City’s last two wins in the competition came on penalties.

Bristol City have earned the reputation of being giant killers in the League Cup this season, dispatching Premier League opponents Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United in the earlier rounds, their most impressive performance coming against Jose Mourinho’s side in a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals.

Team News

Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden are sidelined through injuries for Manchester City while the visitors will be without Gary O’Neil, Jens Hegeler, Famara Diedhiou, Eros Pisona and Calum O’Dowda.

Manchester City Possible Starting Lineup: Claudio Bravo, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Tosin Adarabioyo, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Yaya Toure, Lukas Nmecha, Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva.

Bristol City Possible Starting Lineup: Luke Steele, Bailey Wright, Aden Flint, Nathan Baker, Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson, Josh Brownhill, Marlon Pack, Korey Smith, Joe Bryan, Jamie Paterson, Bobby Reid.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Manchester City vs Bristol City H2H Stats, Manchester City have won three, drawn one and lost one of their previous five meetings with Bristol City.

Bristol City have already done the unimaginable by progressing so far into the competition, but Manchester City have arguably been the best side in Europe so far and it will take nothing less than a miracle for Bristol City to defeat Pep Guardiola’s side over two legs.

Pep Guardiola is likely to rotate as games come thick and fast to keep his side fresh for the business end of the competitions, but Manchester City are still the favorites.

A 3-0 win for Manchester City is the most likely result in the first leg.

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