Manchester City vs Bristol City predictions and betting tips for the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday 9th January including three tips and reasons for our tipsters’ selections.
Bristol City’s reward for knocking Manchester United out of the competition is a two legged semi-final meeting with Manchester City. It doesn’t get any harder than this but Bristol City are likely to play without fear. They have the second leg at home so would love to still be in the tie, but romantic cup stories aside, Man City could be out of sight by the conclusion of this first leg. See our League Cup semi-final betting tips below.
The odds for Man City to win the match are just 1/7 and that tells it’s own story. The bookies aren’t giving Bristol City a prayer and it’s not hard to see why. Pep Guardiola’s men have been imperious so far this season and they show no signs of stopping on their quest for four trophies. It is anybody’s guess what kind of team Pep will put out here but even if he rests players the likes of Bernardo Silva and Yaya Toure will play. Sergio Aguero might have to start up front given the injury to Gabriel Jesus (Jesus can lead Brazil to World Cup glory). Finding value for our Manchester City vs Bristol City predictions has proved tough but if Bristol City can keep it tight early on we might have a game on. City haven’t been as deadly as in the league during this League Cup run so the first of our Man City vs Bristol City predictions is a draw at half-time and a Manchester City win at full-time.
Bristol City have conceded eight goals in their last two matches, and that is a real concern going into this match. However, the hosts have not been great in this tournament. They needed penalties to beat Wolves and Leicester and edged past West Brom. I wouldn’t be surprised if this bet falls flat on it’s backside but given that it would have won in Man City’s last two League Cup matches, I have to have a put on under 2.5 goals for my Manchester City vs Bristol City betting tips. The odds are a massive 27/10 and it’s not very often you see unders at that kind of price.
In Man City’s last League Cup match against Leicester we successfully advised a bet on Bernanrdo Silva to score and we’re going with the same bet here. He should get another start in this match after coming off the bench in the FA Cup on Saturday. The Portuguese man scored in that tie and hopefully he can repeat that feat from the start. Bernardo Silva to score anytime completes our Manchester City vs Bristol City predictions for this week’s League Cup semi-final.
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