Bristol City Women v Manchester City Women: League Cup Preview, News and Prediction

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A Look Forward At City’s Final Eight Encounter

Holders Manchester City face Bristol City on Wednesday as they proceed their quest for a second successive League Cup. The blues have gained the competitors 4 instances thus far and beat Chelsea 3-1 within the remaining final yr to safe Gareth Taylor’s second main trophy as City boss. Each groups topped their particular person teams, with the blues profitable all 4 of their fixtures and Bristol City sneaking via after three groups all completed on the identical variety of factors.

Preview

Wednesday’s assembly would be the first between the 2 sides since March 2021 when the blues gained 3-0 at Twerton Park. Caroline Weir, Ellen White and Sam Mewis had been all on the scoresheet that night and City will probably be hoping for the same outcome on Wednesday.

The blues go into the match on the again of a 13-match unbeaten run that has seen the women win 11 and draw simply two. Bristol City are at the moment second within the desk, one level behind the leaders London City with a recreation in hand. Their match with the leaders on the weekend was postponed. The house facet have gained three and drawn certainly one of their final 4, and have misplaced simply as soon as at residence this season – 1-0 to Birmingham City.

The City women should choose themselves up after shedding floor within the WSL on the weekend. After sitting simply three factors behind United, Saturday’s residence draw with Aston Villa, along with the reds 1-0 win at Studying despatched them to the highest of the desk and 5 away from the blues.

Group information

With an FA Cup conflict at residence to Sheffield United on the weekend, supervisor Gareth Taylor could also be tempted to once more rotate his squad. Hayley Raso, Sandy MacIver and Ruby Mace could also be a number of the names that might face the Robins on Wednesday. Esme Morgan, who was substituted at half-time on the weekend, faces a battle to be match for the conflict, with Taylor ready till the final potential second earlier than naming his workforce. For Demi Stokes, the match comes too quickly following her restoration from damage.

Prediction

It’ll come as no shock that I’m predicting a City win, however not due to Bristol’s decrease league standing. The house facet aren’t chasing promotion accidentally and will probably be a stern check for the blue women. Nevertheless, City may have one thing to show from the weekend’s abject efficiency, so we should always in all probability brace ourselves for a blue backlash.

Bristol City 0-4 Manchester City

Supply – bitterandblue.sbnation.com

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