For our Bristol City vs. Man City prediction, we're going for a 3-0 win for the away side
Bristol City have the task of killing the giant in the FA Cup this weekend as they welcome Manchester City to Ashton Gate in the FA Cup 5th round.
Bristol City reached the 5th round of the FA Cup by beating fellow Championship sides Swansea and West Bromwich Albion.
The Robins are huge underdogs for this tie, for obvious reasons, but are having a fairly solid season in the Championship as they sit 13th in the table after thirty-three games.
They enter this game amidst a decent run of form, too, having won three and drawn two of their last five matches, the most recent of which was a 1-0 win over Hull City.
The win over Hull was yet another home victory for The Robins who are now unbeaten in their last seven games on home soil having won four of them.
Knocking Manchester City out of the FA Cup is a tall order for Nigel Pearson’s side but the potential of such shocks occurring is what the FA Cup is all about. They’ll likely go out here, but it’s always worth tuning in.
Manchester City reached the 4th round of the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 4-0 before dispatching Arsenal 1-0 at the Etihad last time out.
City have had an up and down season in terms of form having failed to reach the jaw-dropping level that we’ve all become accustomed to over the years.
They have, though, shown signs of returning to their old ways after delivering a number of impressive performances in recent weeks, the most recent of which was a cruising 4-1 win at Bournemouth last time out.
Pep Guardiola will be pleased by the performances of both Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden, both of whom were handed a first start in a number of weeks and delivered fine performances capped off with three goals between them.
City’s away form has been inconsistent, though, with Guardiola’s side winning two, drawing two and losing one of their last five games on the road.
They should, however, win this one without too much issue as they face a side from the division below.
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