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The Championship meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday sees home team Bristol City take on Cardiff City.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Bristol City v Cardiff City match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Bristol City won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Nottingham Forest.
In that game, Bristol City had 56% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Nottingham Forest got 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. Tiago Silva (62') scored for Nottingham Forest.
The Robins have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they’ve also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that The Robins have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches. Such a pattern might not be sustained here, though.
Coming into this contest, Bristol City haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Previously, Cardiff City drew 0-0 in the Championship match with Charlton Athletic.
In that game, Cardiff City had 57% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
A sequence of reliable displays from the Cardiff City defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 outings in total. Over that same time, their own attack force has managed to score 9.
Going into this one, Cardiff City are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 05/03/2016 shows that Bristol City have won 2 of these and Cardiff City 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for The Robins and 9 for The Bluebirds. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 16 on 10/11/2019 and the score finished Cardiff City 0-1 Bristol City.
In that game, Cardiff City had 52% possession and 16 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Bristol City had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Josh Brownhill (67') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Tony Harrington.
Team News: Bristol City
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
In our view, The Robins may well use a 4-4-2 formation in the match, handing starts to Daniel Bentley, Jay Rhys Dasilva, Nathan Baker, Tomas Kalas, Zak Vyner, Jamie Paterson, Han-Noah Massengo, Korey Smith, Andreas Weimann, Nahki Wells and Famara Diedhiou.
Team News: Cardiff City
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Cardiff City manager Neil Harris doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
It’s our belief that The Bluebirds might make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup, giving starts to Alex Smithies, Dion Sanderson, Curtis Nelson, Sean Morrison, Joseph Bennett, Marlon Pack, Joe Ralls, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Lee Tomlin, David Hoilett and Robert Glatzel.
Here is a game where Bristol City may find it difficult to hit the back of the net against this Cardiff City lineup who we think will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Cardiff City at the end of the match.
Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Korey Smith
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Lee Johnson
Competitions: Championship position 12
⭐ Star Player: Famara Diédhiou
Customarily taking to the field 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 accomplished Forward has managed to score 10 league goals in this Championship 2019 - 2020 campaign to date from a total of 34 appearances.