Carabao Cup semi-final preview – Man City v Bristol City

The Carabao Cup semi-finals begin on Tuesday with favourites Manchester City hosting Championship Bristol City.

Bristol City shocked Manchester United in the previous round, but they have an even tougher looking task on their hands in the shape of City – who are yet to be beaten this season.

City boss Pep Guardiola has the chance to claim ‘The Quad’ this season and he insists he wants to win them all.

“We are going to try to win the game, take the best result possible, then go to Bristol away with the best result – that’s the only way I know,” he said.

“The important thing is to be involved in all competitions and we are there as well as other teams. Chelsea are in the same position, they’re in them all.

“We have to be involved in everything. From my experience in Barcelona when we won the treble, in January you cannot talk about it, it’s unrealistic.”

Over 7,000 Bristol City fans are making the trip and Lee Johnson wants to make sure they are left ‘proud’.

“We will do our very best to make everybody proud and we’re looking forward to hearing the songs and the noise,” said Johnson.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham ace Andy Gray, leading agent and former Man City midfielder Barry Silkman and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with BoyleSports’s Leon Blance.

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Manchester City 19:45 Bristol City
Etihad Stadium
First leg

TEAM NEWS: Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are both ruled out for City, as Pep Guardiola decides how strong a side he names. Bristol City are without Jens Hegeler, Gary O’Neil, Callum O’Dowda and Ivan Lucic
KEY FACT: Man City are still going for an unprecedented quadruple
MATCH ODDS: Man City 1/10 Draw 9/1 Bristol City 25/1
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable home win, Man City will dominate this game…5-1
GRAEME SAYS: Bristol City will find this very tough but they won’t get anything…3-0
SILKY SAYS: Home win all the way and without too many problems…4-0
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Man City to win @1/10
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Kevin De Bruyne remains the biggest bargain on the Football Index

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