The Robins have shown their giant-killing tendencies already this season, beating Manchester United 2-1 at Ashton Gate in their quarter final, while Pep Guardiola‘s side progressed after a penalties at Leicester City.
There may be temptations for City to rotate given their next game is a trip to Liverpool on Sunday, but a cup semi-final will have to be taken seriously, especially after Bristol City’s shock scalp last time out in the competition.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Manchester City side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.