Manchester City vs Bristol City Preview, Predictions
EFL Cup, England
Date: Tuesday, 9th January 2018
Kick off at 19:45 [UTC/UK] Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Bristol City is all set to visit Manchester City for their Leg 1 game in the semifinals of EFL Cup. After facing consecutive defeats, will Bristol City manage to turn their fate against Premier League leaders Man City?
Manchester City vs Bristol City Possible Lineups
Manchester City vs Bristol City Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following are expected lineups and formations from both Man City and Bristol City for their upcoming clash in the Leg 1 game for EFL Cup semifinals:
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
- Goalkeeper: Bravo
- Defenders: Walker, Otamendi, Mangala, Delph
- Midfielders: Toure, De Bruyne, Fernandinho
- Forwards: Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
- Goalkeeper: Steele
- Defenders: Wright, Flint, Baker, Magnusson
- Midfielders: Brownhill, Pack, Smith, Bryan
- Forwards: Paterson, Reid
Manchester City vs Bristol City Recent Performance
Manchester City vs Bristol City Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at how these teams have performed in their recent Premier League, FA Cup and English Championship:
In their last five games, Man City won four games and rest one was a draw. In their recent FA Cup clash against Burnley, Manchester City registered a dominating 4-1 home win. Their away game against Crystal Palace was a draw as both teams failed to score. Man City managed a 0-1 win in their away game against Newcastle United. Their home clash against Bournemouth was a gigantic 4-0 win for Manchester City.[statsfc-form key=”Lmls_WiJcW5z1J9v6j8VupFOtOoDIQijuh2mI1Fu” team=”Manchester City”]
After performing exceptionally well in the first half of the season, Bristol City has faced consecutive defeats recently. In their last five games, they won only one, lost three and rest one was a draw. Their las FA Cup clash against Watford was a disastrous 3-0 away defeat for Bristol City. They faced another thrashing 5-0 away defeat against Aston Villa. In their home clash against Wolverhampton, Bristol City faced a 1-2 defeat. Bristol City defeated Reading at home with dominating 2-0 score. Their away clash against Queens Park Rangers was a draw as both teams scored one goal each.[statsfc-form key=”Lmls_WiJcW5z1J9v6j8VupFOtOoDIQijuh2mI1Fu” team=”Bristol City”]
Man City vs Bristol City Team News, Tactical Analysis
Manchester City vs Bristol City Preview, Predictions, Team News: As it is a leg 1 game for the semifinals, both teams will enter with the leg 2 with the lead advantage they manage to get in this game. Following is some injury/suspension news coming out from both sides, ahead of their EFL Cup clash against each other:
Manchester City Team News:
Man City will miss Striker Gabriel Jesus and LB Benjamin Mendy due to injuries. As we noticed some rotation in their last game, expect some changes for this game too.
Bristol City Team News:
They will miss RB Eros Pisano, FW Famara Diedhiou and CMF Jens Degeler due to injuries. We are expecting them to turn up with the same squad they utilized against Manchester United since they have been rotating a lot this weekend.
Manchester City vs Bristol City Head to Head Stats
- They have a pretty short history of 17 meetings. In which, Bristol City won 8 games, Man City won 6 and rest three were draws
- Their last game was held in 2007 in EFL Cup, which Man City won 2-1.
Manchester City vs Bristol City Predictions
Manchester City has more firepower than what they require to completely thrash Bristol City away. They have a lot of fixtures in near future. They will definitely go all out and grab a big win to boost up their confidence and momentum. We even doubt if Bristol City will plant any goal.
inal Score 4 – 0
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