Bristol City to put up a bold effort against Manchester City in Carabao Cup

Manchester City's quest for the quadruple will continue on Tuesday evening as they take on Championship side Bristol City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Unsurprisingly, Pep Guardiola's men will be red-hot favourites to qualify for the final, where they will take on Chelsea or Arsenal, but with the visiting Robins having knocked out City's near neighbours, United, in the last round, then Guardiola will certainly be wary.

  • Manchester City have needed penalties twice in Carabao Cup
  • Bristol City have been four Premier League clubs (Watford, Stoke, Crystal Palace, Manchester United)
  • Manchester City remain unbeaten in domestic football this season

Tuesday 9th January - 7.45pm OddsWon/LostBet
Manchester City v Bristol City    
Tips Bristol City +3 on handicap    Best Bet @ 11 / 13  

How Will It Go?

A dominant 4-1 victory over Burnley in the FA Cup on Saturday saw the Cityzens secure their place in the fourth round, and now they will turn their attentions to the League Cup, and they are red-hot 1/9 favourites with Unibet to down their West Country rivals in 90 minutes, and it's hard to look away from a comfortable win.

However, the runaway Premier League leaders are sure to leave out some key players, like they have in previous rounds, and they have had some notable scares earlier in the competition, as they needed penalties to beat both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City, so while many will be expecting a dominant home win, it could be that the north west outfit grab a small first leg lead.

Bristol City have knocked out Premier League sides Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United in this competition, and it was their fine late victory over United that grabbed the headlines, but that was on home soil, and it's going to be a much tougher test against Manchester City, who remain unbeaten domestically this season, and it's no surprise to see Ladbrokes offering 28/1 about an away win.

The draw is 17/2 with Coral bookmakers, and it's hard to see Bristol City having enough quality to head back to Ashton Gate on level terms, so you have to feel Manchester City will outclass their rivals, and grab a first leg lead, before the second leg at BS3 in a fortnight.
Match Odds:

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1/8 1/7 1/9 1/8 1/7 1/9 1/8
8 8 8 17/2 8 17/2 8
20 22 28 28 25 28 20

*Odds correct as of 8th Jan, 08:54. Odds are subject to change.


Manchester City To Take Two-Goal Lead To Ashton Gate

Many will expect Bristol City to roll over and let Manchester City dominate from the start, and they are sure to have the lion's share of possession, but the Robins have been superb all campaign, and sit fourth in the Championship, and they could cause a second-string home side some problems, so the handicap market could offer better value for punters.

The 11/13 on offer with Ladbrokes for Bristol City +3 on the handicap has to be worth backing, as the visitors are surely going to want to head back to Ashton Gate still in the tie, so they will adopt more defensive tactics than usual, and it can be Guardiola's men that take a two-goal advantage into the second leg, so Bristol City +3 can land a winning bet.

Goals Expected

Both teams have been scoring a hatful of goals this season in all competitions, so the 6/5 with Coral for both teams to score is worth backing, while for those looking for more value should snap up the 11/1 with Betfair Sportsbook for Manchester City to win 3-1 in what should be an intriguing contest.
Correct Score Odds:

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- 6 11/2 11/2 11/2 6 13/2
- 13/2 6 6 6 13/2 7
- 8 15/2 15/2 7 8 8
- 10 9 9 10 21/2 11
- 10 10 10 10 21/2 11
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*Odds correct as of 8th Jan, 11:25. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Monday, 8th January 2018
Author: Steve Chambo

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