Bristol City vs Manchester City Prediction 23 January 2018
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Bristol City vs Manchester City Prediction 23 January 2018

Tournament: English League Cup
Location: Ashton Gate Stadium
Match date: 23.01.2018 at 19:45

On January 23 2018 at 19:45 in the upcoming second leg game of the English League Cup semifinal at the Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol the local Bristol City are going to host their guests Manchester City.

Two weeks ago the teams played their first leg game of the current stage of the competition and Manchester City won that game 2:1 due to the goal scored on the 90th minute. Bristol City actually looked rather solid and disciplined, they scored and away goal and were even close to a draw in that match. In fact, Bristol used the same tactics which helped Liverpool outplay the Citizens. They caused a lot of pressure and played immediately with their center forward. They didn’t let Manchester City feel free at the Bristol part of the pitch. It almost worked at the Etihad and they will definitely try to use it in the second leg game.

Bristol are one of the favorites of the English Football League championship and they are in the race for promotion. In the current campaign of the League Cup they have already outplayed Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United and all of them are the teams from the English Premier League. We must remind you that a few EPL teams visited Bristol at their domestic stadium and none of them managed win with more than two goals difference during the last ten years.

Manchester City don’t really need to score a lot in the upcoming game as a draw is enough for them to make it to the final of the competition. We must admit that the squad Guardiola used for the cup games wasn’t very brilliant as they outplayed West Bromwich with just one goal difference, Wolverhampton Leicester in the penalty shooting. In Fact, Manchester City only won two of their latest six away matches played in the cup and they have never avoided conceding goals. Moreover, Manchester City conceded at least once in all of their latest five games played while Bristol scored at least once in all of their League Cup domestic games played since 2012.

We all remember the first leg game of the current stage when Bristol City managed to cause a lot of problems in Manchester. We think that this time they will also manage to do something like that and not to lose with a big goal difference at home.