Bristol City vs Man City - FA Cup: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

Tom Gott
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Attention turns back to the FA Cup on Tuesday when Manchester City travel to face Bristol City in the fifth round.

Bristol City haven't lost in 2023 and have climbed their way up to the middle of the Championship table, narrowly behind the West Brom side they beat in the fourth round to set up this tie with the reigning Premier League champions.

Pep Guardiola's City have already seen off Chelsea and Arsenal to get here and will be in good spirits after their 4-1 thumping of Bournemouth at the weekend.

Here's all you need to know about this one.

Where are Bristol City vs Man City playing?

  • Location: Bristol, England
  • Stadium: Ashton Gate
  • Date: Tuesday 28 February
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Andre Marriner
  • VAR: N/A

Bristol City vs Man City H2H Results (Last Five Games)

  • Bristol City: 1 win
  • Man City: 4 wins
  • Draws: 0

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Bristol City: WWDDW
  • Man City: WWDDW

How to watch Bristol City vs Man City on TV and live stream


Television Channel/Live Stream

United Kingdom


United States



Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet One

Bristol City team news

There are no fresh fitness concerns for Bristol City, whose list of absentees is pretty hectic already.

Ayman Benarous, Rob Atkinson, Kal Naismith, Kane Wilson and Tommy Conway are all out, while Harry Cornick and Anis Mehmeti are both cup-tied.

Neutral fans may want to keep an eye on 19-year-old attacking midfielder Alex Scott, who is being tipped for a move to the Premier League in the near future.

Bristol City predicted lineup vs Man City

(4-2-3-1): O'Leary; Tanner, Vyner, Kalas, Pring; James, Williams; Sykes, Scott, Bell; Wells,

Man City team news

Defender John Stones remains injured and won't be rushed back for this one, while the unwell duo of Aymeric Laporte and Kevin De Bruyne may get a little more time to recover as well.

Expect plenty of rotation from Guardiola, whose preferred formation is a real mystery these days.

Man City predicted lineup vs Bristol City

(3-2-4-1): Ortega; Walker, Dias, Ake; Gomez, Phillips; Mahrez, Perrone, Gundogan, Foden; Alvarez.

Bristol City vs Man City score prediction

Bristol City's unbeaten streak is impressive but they'll need a minor miracle to maintain that against a small Man City squad whose rotated lineup could still compete for the Premier League title.

Guardiola's side have seen off two of the pre-season favourites in this competition already and should have no problems navigating a mid-table Championship side who have just climbed up and away from the second tier's drop zone.

Expect a comfortable win for Man City.

Prediction: Bristol City 0-3 Man City