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The Championship clash at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday will see home team Bristol City facing opposition in the form of Blackburn Rovers.
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Bristol City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 3-2 Championship loss in their previous game against Coventry City.
In that match, Bristol City had 41% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Bristol City, goals were scored by Chris Martin (45') and Andreas Weimann (68'). On the other side, Coventry City got 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Matt Godden (51', 92') and Callum O'Hare (74') scored for Coventry City.
At least three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Bristol City have been involved. Opposition teams scored 14 of them in these games while Bristol City managed a tally of 5. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Bristol City haven't been beaten in the league by Blackburn Rovers in their last 2 matches.
Blackburn Rovers come into this encounter after a 3-1 Championship win with the defeat of Sheffield United in their most recent outing.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers had 39% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Blackburn Rovers, the goalscorers were Reda Khadra (37'), Ben Brereton Díaz (59') and Ian Poveda (70'). Sheffield United had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Rhian Brewster (2') was the scorer for Sheffield United.
Indicating their bias toward fruitful encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the last 6 matches in which Blackburn Rovers have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals each clash. Their opponents have managed 12 of this grand total.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 02/09/2018 tells us that Bristol City have won 3 of them and Blackburn Rovers 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 for The Robins and 6 being from Rovers. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Championship match day 37 on 17/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Bristol City.
That day, Blackburn Rovers managed 73% possession and 14 shots on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Bristol City had 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Craig Hicks.
Team News: Bristol City
The Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
We’re of the view that Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. Therefore, we predict a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw when the referee blows the final whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Daniel Bentley
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Competitions: Championship position 19
⭐ Star Man: Andreas Weimann
Usually used in the Striker position, Andreas Weimann was born in Vienna, Austria. Having played his first senior match for Aston Villa in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has netted 7 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 17 appearances.