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The Championship clash at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Bristol City welcome Brentford.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Bristol City v Brentford - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bristol City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-1 Championship defeat last time out to Millwall.
In that game, Bristol City managed 43% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Bristol City was Tommy Conway (16'). Millwall had 20 shots on goal with 12 on target. Jed Wallace (5'), Scott Malone (31'), Billy Mitchell (52') and Tom Bradshaw (58') scored for Millwall.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Bristol City have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that The Robins have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 13 goals in the process. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen whether that pattern will persist here in this match.
Pre-game facts show that Bristol City:
- haven't beaten Brentford in their last 4 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 9 matches in the league. It's been disappointing.
Brentford come into this match after a 2-0 Championship win in the defeat of Watford in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Brentford managed 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Brentford, goals were scored by Marcus Forss (46') and Ivan Toney (60'). At the other end, Watford had 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
For 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Brentford, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that period comes to a paltry 1.83, with the average goals for The Bees standing at 1.67.
Pre-game facts show that Brentford:
- are undefeated by Bristol City in away games against them for the last 6 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 02/04/2018 shows us that Bristol City have won 1 of them and Brentford 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A total of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 5 of them for The Robins and 10 created by The Bees. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 23 on 03/02/2021 and the score finished Brentford 3-2 Bristol City.
That time, Brentford managed 62% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Sergi Canós (27'), Ivan Toney (50') and Saman Ghoddos (65').
Bristol City got 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Zak Vyner (3') and Nahki Wells (90') scored.
The match was refereed by Tim Robinson.
Team News: Bristol City
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Bristol City gaffer Nigel Pearson to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy squad. Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play. Rene Gilmartin will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Brentford
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, Brentford manager Thomas Frank doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
We believe that Bristol City could find themselves up against it to find the net against this Brentford lineup who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Brentford at the end of the match.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Competitions: Championship position 19
🔑 Key Man: Tyreeq Bakinson
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Tyreeq Bakinson was born in Camden, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Luton Town in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 33 appearances.