Bristol City vs Man City: Robins to be game but outgunned

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Odds: Bristol City 21/2, Draw 5/1, Man City 11/50

Kick Off: 1945, 23/01/2018

Stadium: Ashton Gate

TV: Sky Sports

Bristol City put in a heroic effort when taking the game to Manchester City two weeks ago and are again expected to go down fighting in the second leg of this EFL Cup semi-final.

Sergio Aguero’s injury-time winner ensured the Blues will take a 2-1 advantage to Ashton Gate and the runaway Premier League leaders will obviously be hard to beat.

However, Robins coach Lee Johnson has vowed to adopt a positive approach again and Evens for both teams to score is the first of our Bristol City vs Man City betting predictions.

A Look At Bristol City’s Betting Odds

Bristol City refused to follow the defensive tactics used by so many teams versus Pep Guardiola’s side this season and were good value for their lead through Bobby Reid’s penalty.

Joe Bryan, Liam Walsh and Marlon Pack had other chances in a performance which gave Johnson plenty of encouragement.

“We have got the away goal and that is important,” he said. “We are still in the tie, the buzz continues and the build-up to the game will be very exciting.”

The Robins ended a run of five straight defeats when drawing 0-0 at Derby on Friday night and are still very much promotion hopefuls, lying fifth in the Championship.

However, they did look very open at the back at times at Pride Park, which could prove costly versus higher-class opposition, plus first-choice keeper Frank Fielding came off with a groin injury.

Looking at the Bristol City vs Man City odds, 7/4 for an away win and both teams to score will do for us.

A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds

Guardiola named a strong team for the opening leg and will again be wary of a team which has already knocked out four Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

However, the Spaniard can also take heart from the fact that Leeds, Preston, Wolves and Norwich have won at Ashton Gate in the Championship this term.

The Blues gave us three winning bets at 6/5, 31/20 and 31/10 in our preview of Saturday’s 3-1 triumph over Newcastle, when Aguero hit the headlines with a hat-trick.

Guardiola was happy with his side’s response to a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool, stating: “I don’t know how many, but we created a lot of chances.

“Even at 2-1, how we reacted was good, we kept going, kept playing and made a difference.”

That unswerving self-belief should stand them in good stead here and we like 9/1 for another 3-1 triumph to complete our Bristol City vs Man City betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Derby 0-0 BRISTOL CITY

MAN CITY 3-1 Newcastle – Sergio Aguero (3)

Head-to-head: Man City 2-1 Bristol City

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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