Championship high-flyers Bristol City welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City to Aston Gate for the semi-final second leg of the league cup. The Robins have beaten no fewer than four Premier League sides including Manchester United on route to the semi-final, and still, have a fighting chance having only lost 2-1 at the Etihad.
Keeper Frank Fielding and central defender Nathan Baker could doubtful for the game, after picking up groin and ankle injuries. Lee Johnson’s side has not picked up a win in their last six games in all competitions and will be backing on the atmosphere of the Ashton Gate faithful to push them on.
Bobby Reid grabbed the vital away goal from the penalty spot in the first leg, and the Bristolian striker could be crucial if City is to pull off the unlikeliest of upsets. Whilst boss Lee Johnston recognized that he has to take on Pep Guardiola’s team if the Robins are going to progress to the Wembley final. "We have to score - we know that We're at home so we want to impose ourselves. We have to play with content and character.”
As for Manchester City, Fabian Delph will be absent with a knee problem whilst club captain Vincent Kompany is a doubt with a calf complaint.
Pep Guardiola’s side has only lost once in their last twelve games in all competitions and will be looking for a vital away goal to kill off the tie. With the opportunity to lift his first piece of silverware in England, Guardiola is likely to field a strong side on Tuesday evening.
Fresh from signing a bumper five-year contract extension, midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be the man to watch for the league leaders. The Belgian international has been in breathtaking form for Man City and looking to find the back of the net just like he did in the first leg.
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