Man United have provided the perfect response to the derby defeat, picking up maximum points from games against Bournemouth and West Brom. The fixtures keep coming, with this Carabao Cup clash at Ashton Gate next on the agenda.
Bristol City are in fine form themselves, riding high in third in the Championship table, and the hosts will be fired up for a tie they have been eagerly awaiting ever since the draw was made. Lee Johnson’s side overcame Nottingham Forest at the weekend to make it four wins on the spin.
Of course, we won it last year thanks to a 3-2 victory over Southampton at Wembley. We’re the last side to keep hold of the silverware after successive wins in 2009 and 2010. Only two other clubs have done likewise – Nottingham Forest (1978 and 1979, 1989 and 1990) and Liverpool, who lifted it four times in succession between 1981 and 1984.