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The Championship meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday sees home side Bristol City go into battle with Barnsley.
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Bristol City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 0-2 Championship loss in their previous game against Reading.
In that game, Bristol City had 43% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Reading had 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Lucas João (42') and Michael Morrison (45') scored for Reading.
It’s not been often in recent games where Bristol City haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Robins have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 15 goals in the process.
Looking at their past form shows that Bristol City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Barnsley in their last 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Barnsley go into this game following on from a 2-1 Championship win to beat Blackburn Rovers in their last match.
In that match, Barnsley had 48% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For Barnsley, the scorers were Carlton Morris (72') and Alex Mowatt (90'). Blackburn Rovers had 2 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Adam Armstrong (90') was the scorer for Blackburn Rovers.
A series of reliable performances by the Barnsley defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7. That being said, it remains to be seen whether that pattern shall be replicated in this next game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Barnsley:
- have not beaten Bristol City when having played them away from home in the previous 16 league games. What a horrible run of results.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 22/04/2017 shows that Bristol City have won 3 of them and Barnsley 0, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Championship match day 5 on 17/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Barnsley 2-2 Bristol City.
In that match, Barnsley had 51% possession and 17 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Michał Helik (2') and Cauley Woodrow (102').
Bristol City had 13 shots at goal with 9 on target. Jack Hunt (47') and Tyreeq Bakinson (51') scored.
The match was refereed by Leigh Doughty.
Team News: Bristol City
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Bristol City manager Paul Simpson to contend with due to a largely intact group. Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out. Rene Gilmartin is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Barnsley
From a largely healthy group, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Barnsley gaffer Valérien Ismaël to contend with. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Bristol City could find themselves up against it to score against this Barnsley outfit who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Barnsley at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Dean Holden
Competitions: Championship position 13
🔑 Star Man: Famara Diédhiou
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Famara Diédhiou was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. After having played his first senior match for Sochaux in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 6 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.