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Bristol City host visiting opponents Bournemouth at Ashton Gate Stadium in this Championship tie on Saturday.
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Bristol City are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-3 Championship victory against Peterborough United.
In that game, Bristol City managed 41% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Bristol City, the goals were scored by George Tanner (40') and Chris Martin (84'). For their opponents, Peterborough United had 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Sammie Szmodics (22', 43') and Nathan Thompson (34' Own goal) scored for Peterborough United.
It has not been often in recent times that Bristol City have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Bristol City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 6 goals along the way. Such a pattern might not be carried forward here, of course.
Their previous form shows that Bristol City:
- haven't beaten Bournemouth in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 15 league matches. The home fans must be at their wits' end.
Bournemouth will go into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Championship win over Sheffield United in their most recent game.
In that match, Bournemouth had 41% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Bournemouth, the goalscorers were Dominic Solanke (62') and Philip Billing (65'). For their opponents, Sheffield United had 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Morgan Gibbs-White (56') scored for Sheffield United.
A series of very capable performances by the Bournemouth defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their last 6 outings overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10.
Taking a look at their past results, Bournemouth:
- have not been beaten by Bristol City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 13/08/2005 shows us that Bristol City have won 2 of these and Bournemouth 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
In all, 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 from The Robins and 8 for The Cherries. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league match featuring the two was Championship match day 34 on 03/03/2021 when it ended Bristol City 1-2 Bournemouth.
That time, Bristol City managed 41% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Goals were scored by Tyreeq Bakinson (38') and Daniel Bentley (45' Own goal).
At the other end, Bournemouth got 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Cameron Carter-Vickers (88') scored.
The referee was Simon Hooper.
Team News: Bristol City
The Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Lewis Cook (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and David Brooks (Lymphoma) can’t be considered.
We’ve got the feeling that Bristol City might have a difficult job to break down this Bournemouth side who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Bournemouth at the end of the 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Competitions: Championship position 9
⭐ Star Player: Chris Martin
Usually playing in the Striker position, Chris Martin was born in Beccles, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Norwich City in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.