Bristol City vs Man City – Betting Preview
Bristol City will try to pull off the next FA Cup giant killing when Premier League winners Manchester City visit Ashton Gate for Tuesday’s fifth-round match.
Bristol City has yet to lose in 2023!
Pep Guardiola’s crop thwarted Arsenal’s dreams of a record-extending 15th victory, and the Robins defeated West Bromwich Albion by a score of three to advance to round five.
Bristol City Preview
The hosts won their prior round of games against Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion. They defeated West Brom 3-0 in the fourth round, with Sam Bell and Alex Scott scoring goals.
They have gone unbeaten in 2023 in all competitions, and their 1-0 home victory over Hull City in the EFL Championship helped them get back on track after a couple of draws.
Pearson’s side have found the back of the net in all of their 11 fixtures since the turn of the year, and the hosts have also shipped just one goal in their last four at Ashton Gate, but such resilience may prove futile against the Citizens juggernaut!
Man City Preview
Manchester City faced tough competition in their previous rounds, first defeating Chelsea 4-0 at home in the third round, with Riyad Mahrez bagging a brace. They also defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the fourth round, with Nathan Ake’s 64th-minute strike proving to be the difference maker.
However, Guardiola has lost in the fifth round to lower-tier competition; Wigan Athletic shocked Man City at this stage of the 2017–18 campaign.
Nevertheless, a trip south to face Bournemouth at the weekend resulted in a resounding 4-1 victory, despite the Cherries’ valiant effort!
Cutting Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League table back down to two points having played a game more, next on the agenda for Man City is avoiding a first defeat to Bristol City in 44 years, although a 5-3 aggregate success against the Robins in the 2017-18 EFL Cup semi-finals was far from straightforward.
1×2 Betting Odds
The Robins have won six out of their first 11 games this season, going undefeated. Also, they have scored in each of their 11 games this season, and they are sure to do so again. But winning against Man City will surely be a step too far!
Bristol City are the underdogs in this @ 14.00.
The guests will want to keep their pristine record intact as they have yet to give up a goal in the FA Cup. The calibre of Pep Guardiola’s team’s squad is an advantage, and given their prior results against the hosts, they shouldn’t have any trouble winning.
Not that it should come as a shock, City are massive favourites in this @ 1.22.
The market odds of a stalemate and that this one needs extra time to settle, stands @ 7.60.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.44.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 3.02.
Manchester City has won their last 12 FA Cup matches against sides from a lower division by an aggregate score of 42-8. So don’t be surprised if a similar scoring trend continues!