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Bristol City vs Crystal Palace.

Carabao Cup Fourth Round.

Bristol City 4

  • M Taylor (34th minute)
  • M Djuric (39th minute)
  • J Bryan (60th minute)
  • C O'Dowda (66th minute)

Crystal Palace 1

  • B Sako (21st minute)

Bristol City v Crystal Palace preview: Robins aim to extend unbeaten run against Eagles

Charlotte Marsh

Tuesday 24 October 2017 17:42, UK

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Yohan Cabaye of Crystal Palace (obscure) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Crystal Palace team mates during th

Bristol City will be aiming to extend their 11-game unbeaten home run against Crystal Palace when the two sides meet in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

The Robins have won seven and drawn four of their last 11 meetings with the Eagles in all competitions, and have also have won three of their four League Cup meetings, most recently in August 2013 - a 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate.

Lee Johnson's side have drawn and lost their last two games but midfielder Marlon Pack is hoping they can prove their credentials against a top-flight side.

"We now have a great chance at home against Premier League opposition," he told the club's official website.

"Our last two games have been disappointing but it's a chance to show what we're about against Premier League opponents and get the ball rolling again. It's all about reaction.

"We need to be aggressive, work hard for each other and hopefully the chances will come and we can keep this cup run going. It will make a good distraction from the league game; a one-off game where we can go out, give it our all and show people what we are about."

For Crystal Palace, they will be hoping a win at Ashton Gate can spark a revival as they currently sit bottom of the Premier League table.

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Team news

Roy Hodgson will balance handing his Crystal Palace fringe players chances with bidding to move past Bristol City in Tuesday's clash.

Wilfried Zaha, Mamadou Sakho and Luka Milivojevic are unlikely to be risked as Hodgson keeps one eye on the bid to reverse Palace's woeful Premier League form.

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey could start, with defenders James Tomkins and Martin Kelly also coming into contention.

Bristol City striker Milan Djuric, who has been absent since undergoing groin surgery in August, is close to a return and could feature against the Eagles.

Korey Smith (hamstring) is likely to be rested, Jamie Paterson (illness) is a doubt and Nathan Baker (knee) is set to miss out completely.

Match stats

The Robins have won each of their last two home League Cup ties against Palace but the loss came at home in August 1978 when Bristol City were a top-flight side.

Bristol City are in the League Cup fourth round in successive seasons for the first time in their history. However, they haven't reached the quarter-final stage since 1988-89, eventually losing out to Nottingham Forest in the semi-final.

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Palace themselves have reached this stage in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2005-06, while they last reached the quarter-final in 2011-12.

Bristol City have defeated top-flight opposition in two consecutive League Cup games for the first time in their history - the last lower league side to progress in three successive rounds against top-flight sides was Bradford in 2012-13.

The Eagles have won each of their last five League Cup games against lower league opposition, although the last four have all come at Selhurst Park.

Charlie's prediction

I see this as what might be a small upset. Bristol City are a very hot and cold side, battered at the weekend but generally strong at home.

Palace are much more cold and these are the situations where Hogson has to protect his players, especially Zaha, and, while he won't be wanting to admit this, it is a game where he'll take a hit.

Charlie predicts: 3-1 and Bobby Reid to score first (60/1 with Sky Bet)

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