Manchester City vs. Bristol City: Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for Carabao Cup

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IJanuary 8, 2018

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06:  Bernardo Silva of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Manchester City's quest for a quadruple continues on Tuesday when Pep Guardiola's men take on Championship side Bristol City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

Lee Johnson's side dumped out Manchester United in the last round and will be hoping to pull off another shock with a trip to Wembley Stadium now in sight.

Here's how you can watch the game.

          

Date: Tuesday, January 9

Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET

TV: Sky Sports Football (UK), ESPN 3 (USA)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), WatchESPN (USA)

        

Preview

The hosts will be huge favourites to secure victory on Tuesday night, as they remain unbeaten in the Premier League and are 15 points clear at the top of the table.

Guardiola has rotated his squad for the League Cup, using a blend of youngsters and fringe players, and they have been taken to penalties in the last two rounds.

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the hero as they saw off Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last 16 after a goalless draw, and they also needed penalties to get past Leicester City in the quarter-finals.

Those results may give the Championship side hope, and they will also have confidence having already knocked out four Premier League teams in their run so far.

Watford were their first victims in the second round, and they subsequently knocked out Stoke City and Crystal Palace before pulling off an even bigger shock by beating Jose Mourinho's side.

They will also be backed by the biggest away following in the Etihad Stadium's history, per the club's head of media Adam Baker:

The Robins go into the game after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford 3-0 on Saturday, although they did put out a much-changed side with one eye on Tuesday's game.

Korey Smith was the Ashton Gate team's hero against United, and he was taken off at half-time against the Hornets, but the substitution was only precautionary, assistant head coach Dean Holden confirmed:

Manchester City also made changes for their 4-1 FA Cup third-round win on Saturday, but it was still a strong team that came from behind to beat Burnley, with Sergio Aguero (twice), Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva on target.

Much may depend on what kind of team Guardiola puts out for this one, but City also travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday. Consequently, they could continue with an inexperienced lineup, which may give Johnson's side hope of another shock. 

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