Manchester City travel to Championship side Bristol City in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday evening.
Both teams will be aiming to secure a place in the quarter-finals as the hosts look to achieve a major giant killing.
Nigel Pearson’s Robins are unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions and will be hoping they can continue their form and pull off a shock.
Of course, it will be a tough task against Pep Guardiola’s side who are pushing for the Premier League title once again.
The Citizens have also won all of their last 10 away games in the FA Cup, dating back to 2019 which is the longest run ever in the competition.
Bristol City vs Man City: talkSPORT coverage
This FA Cup fifth round clash will be played on Tuesday, February 28.
Kick-off at Ashton Gate is scheduled for 8pm.
talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham.
Commentary will then come from Jim Proudfoot and former Republic of Ireland international Andy Townsend.
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Bristol City vs Man City: Team news
Bristol City defender Rob Atkinson has been ruled out until the end of the season with a ligament injury.
Kal Naismith, Kane Wilson and Tommy Conway are all also out while new signings Harry Cornick and Anis Mehmeti are cup-tied.
As for Man City, John Stones remains out with a thigh injury while Aymeric Laporte missed the last game through illness but may return.
Stefan Ortega is likely to start in goal over Ederson and Kalvin Phillips could be handed a start as Guardiola is expected to rotate.
Bristol City vs Man City: What has been said?
Guardiola is not expecting an easy tie on Tuesday with Bristol City in brilliant form in the Championship.
“The last 12 games no defeat, that gives me a lot of info,” he said. “12 games no defeat tells me they are there.
“My scout says they are a good team. The manager has a lot of experience, did really well at Leicester and Watford.
“It is a final, the FA Cup is an important competition, really, really important so a serious team will play tomorrow.
He continued: “From my experience in this country when you go away from home in the FA Cup against a Championship side, always, always it is tough.
“At home it would be a little bit different, away, always it is tough the FA Cup. That is why we are flying there tomorrow to do a good game and go through.
“It is a nice competition and we will do what we have to do.”
Bristol City vs Man City: Match facts
- Pep Guardiola has managed 35 domestic cup ties as a manager of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City against sides from outside the top-flight and progressed from 34 of them, failing only against Wigan in the FA Cup fifth round in 2017-18. Since 2016-17, when he joined City, only Chelsea (27) have won more matches in the FA Cup than the Citizens (26).
- Man City have won their last 10 away games in the FA Cup, a run that stretches back to February 2019. It is the longest away winning run by a team in the history of the FA Cup.
- Bristol City have been eliminated from 13 of their 14 FA Cup fifth round ties, with their one exception coming in 1973-74 when they knocked out Leeds United in a replay; Leeds would go on to win the top-flight that season.
- Manchester City have won their last 12 FA Cup matches against sides from a lower division by an aggregate score of 42-8. Their last such defeat was away at Wigan in February 2018, losing 1-0.
- This is the first ever meeting between Bristol City and Manchester City in the FA Cup. Their most recent encounters were in the 2017-18 League Cup semi-final, with Man City winning both legs (2-1 home, 3-2 away).