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Bristol City v Manchester United: Goals galore in Carabao Cup as Red Devils look to avoid upset

16:44 GMT 20/12/2017
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Our tipster expects the goals to flow when Jose Mourinho's men make the trip to Ashton Gate to face Lee Johnson's in-form side in the League Cup

Bristol City have a terrific chance of claiming a major scalp in the League Cup when they play host to Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The Premier League side warmed up for this one with a hard-fought 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, but Lee Johnson's side have been beaten in just one of their last 10 matches and, having claimed four successive victories in the Championship, will not lack belief.

City are the lowest ranked side left in the competition, but having knocked out Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace already this season, they will see no reason to fear Jose Mourinho's men; dabblebet go 15/2 (8.50) that City enjoy another famous victory against Premier League opposition.

Manchester United come into this clash as defending champions and Mourinho's men will not relinquish their grip on the trophy without a fight, therefore it is no surprise that United are chalked up as 4/11 (1.36) favourites with dabblebet to move into the final four of the competition with a win inside 90 minutes, while the same firm go 4/1 (5.0) that the tie remains deadlocked at the end of normal time.

There is certainly plenty of potential for goals when these two teams lock horns, for there have been goals at both ends in six of City's last seven fixtures and they have scored at least two goals in eight of their last 10 matches in all competitions; as such, dabblebet go 10/11 (1.91) that both teams are on target, while the same firm offer 6/10 (1.60) that there are at least three goals scored in this game.

Those who are anticipating a big performance from the hosts may be tempted by dabblebet's chunky 7/2 (4.50) quote for City to score at least twice against Mourinho's men, while the 12/1 (13.0) price that Johnson's side win a match in which at least three goals are scored is tempting.

United are fighting for silverware on four fronts and they are unlikely to be at full strength for this fixture, although Mourinho will be aware that his side have a patchy record on the road in this competition - having won just two of their last five away matches in the League Cup - whilst they have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven games away from Old Trafford in all competitions.

Those factors will certainly offer City encouragement, but the men from Manchester will still be able to field a star-studded side given the depth of quality that Mourinho has at his disposal and it would be a significant shock should the holders fall at Ashton Gate.

A high-scoring tie, though, looks likely when these teams battle for a League Cup semi-final spot and, so, it is dabblebet's 7/5 (2.40) quote for at least four goals to be scored that could represent best value for punters ahead of Wednesday's League Cup clash.

Over 3.5 goals at 7/5 (2.40) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet