Still yet to suffer defeat in 2023, Bristol City will endeavour to pull off the next FA Cup giant killing when Premier League champions Manchester City visit Ashton Gate for Tuesday’s fifth-round tie.
The Robins put three past West Bromwich Albion without reply to advance to round five, while Pep Guardiola‘s crop ended Arsenal’s hopes of a record-extending 15th crown.
As the weather warms up, Bristol City have been fighting across the FA Cup and Championship, still without defeat since going down 2-0 at home to West Brom in the Boxing Day round of fixtures.
Pearson’s side have found the back of the net in all of their 11 fixtures since the turn of the year, and the hosts have also shipped just one goal in their last four at home, but such resilience may prove futile against the Citizens juggernaut.
Even though Man City are still playing catch-up to Arsenal in the Premier League, next on the agenda for Man City is avoiding a first defeat to Bristol City.
Bristol City’s period of preparation for a meeting with the Premier League champions could hardly have gone any better, but any hopes of the Robins extending their unbeaten run here are surely unfounded.
Even with changes expected in abundance, Man City should have no problems sweeping aside their second-tier opponents and booking their spot in the quarter-finals for the fifth year running.