Pep Guardiola may be a bit cautious talking about an historic quadruple so early in the season, but plenty of their fans will be daring to dream. The League Cup is the first trophy on the agenda, and it’s likely that the Manchester City manager will want to end this tie in the first leg to avoid a nervy trip down south later on in the month.
They certainly showed their fighting spirit in the FA Cup 3rd Round on Saturday, going into half-time a goal down at home to Burnley only to turn on the style after the break to win the game 4-1, a result that extends their domestic unbeaten streak at The Etihad to 13 months. The Citizens overall unbeaten streak is currently nine matches, and at home they have won eight in a row since.
Bristol City haven’t had an easy run of games in the League Cup, but they have eliminated all four of their Premier League opponents so far. Last time out it was a last ditch winner against Manchester United, but this is by far the toughest test they’ll face this season.
It doesn’t help that they’re coming into this game in a bit of poor form either. They lost 3-0 at Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday to make it three defeats on the bounce, and most worrying is the fact they have conceded ten goals in those three matches.
Manchester City vs Bristol City News
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola has injuries that are keeping striker Gabriel Jesus and left back Benjamin Mendy out of action at the moment. Expect some changes to be made as he rotated slightly for the FA Cup victory over Burnley on Saturday.
Bristol City: Lee Johnson is missing right back Eros Pisano, forward Famara Diedhiou, and center midfielder Jens Hegeler due to injuries. They rotated quite a lot at the weekend, so look for them to go with basically the same side that upset Manchester United in the quarterfinals.
Manchester City vs Bristol City VDB Betting Odds & Prediction
Manchester City vs Bristol City VDB Betting Odds
|Manchester City||-2½ (-140)||-1000||4 (+105)o|
|Bristol City||+2½ (+115)||+2500||4 (-140)u|
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Manchester City - Last 6 Games
|06/01/2018||Manchester City - Burnley||4 : 1 (0 : 1) (4 : 0)||(W)||FA Cup|
|02/01/2018||Manchester City - Watford||3 : 1 (2 : 0) (1 : 1)||(W)||Premier League|
|31/12/2017||Crystal Palace - Manchester City||0 : 0 (0 : 0) (0 : 0)||(D)||Premier League|
|27/12/2017||Newcastle United - Manchester City||0 : 1 (0 : 1) (0 : 0)||(W)||Premier League|
|23/12/2017||Manchester City - AFC Bournemouth||4 : 0 (1 : 0) (3 : 0)||(W)||Premier League|
|19/12/2017||Leicester City - Manchester City||4 : 5 (0 : 1) (1 : 0) n.E.||(W)||Carling Cup|
Bristol City - Last 6 Games
|06/01/2018||Watford - Bristol City||3 : 0 (1 : 0) (2 : 0)||(L)||FA Cup|
|01/01/2018||Aston Villa - Bristol City||5 : 0 (2 : 0) (3 : 0)||(L)||Championship|
|30/12/2017||Bristol City - Wolverhampton Wanderers||1 : 2 (0 : 0) (1 : 2)||(L)||Championship|
|26/12/2017||Bristol City - Reading||2 : 0 (0 : 0) (2 : 0)||(W)||Championship|
|23/12/2017||Queens Park Rangers - Bristol City||1 : 1 (1 : 0) (0 : 1)||(D)||Championship|
|20/12/2017||Bristol City - Manchester United||2 : 1 (0 : 0) (2 : 1)||(W)||Carling Cup|
Manchester City vs Bristol City Last Meeting Result
|Carling Cup (England)|
|29/08/07, 20:45||Bristol City - Manchester C||1 : 2 (0 : 1) (1 : 1)||2. Round|