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Coventry City will be visiting Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday for the Championship showdown with home side Bristol City.
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Bristol City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 EFL Cup victory against Exeter City.
In that game, Bristol City had 63% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bristol City was Jamie Paterson (35'). For their opponents, Exeter City got 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Bristol City haven’t conceded. In fact, The Robins have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 5 goals along the way. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Coventry City head into the game following on from a 0-1 EFL Cup win versus MK Dons in their last fixture.
In that match, Coventry City managed 32% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Coventry City was Tyler Walker (82'). At the other end, MK Dons had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Coventry City, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that period works out to just 1.67, with the average goals for The Sky Blues standing at 1.33.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 26/12/2011 shows that Bristol City have won 2 of these and Coventry City 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for The Robins and 10 coming from The Sky Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league match between these clubs was League One match day 44 on 18/04/2015 which finished with the scoreline of Bristol City 0-0 Coventry City.
That day, Bristol City had 57% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
On the other side, Coventry City had 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by David Coote.
Team News: Bristol City
Bristol City manager Dean Holden doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a fully healthy group to choose from.
We are thinking that The Robins look set to make use of the 3-5-2 formation for the game featuring Daniel Bentley, Tomas Kalas, Taylor Moore, Alfie Mawson, Jack Hunt, Han-Noah Massengo, Andreas Weimann, Jamie Paterson, Jay Rhys Dasilva, Nahki Wells and Famara Diedhiou.
Team News: Coventry City
From a largely full-strength squad, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Coventry City gaffer Mark Robins to be concerned about. Wesley Jobello (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, The Sky Blues will likely make use of a 3-4-2-1 system, going with Marko Marosi, Dominic Hyam, Kyle McFadzean, Leo Østigard, Josh Pask, Gustavo Hamer, Liam Kelly, Ryan Giles, Jamie Allen, Callum O'Hare and Matt Godden.
We feel that in this game, Coventry City are certainly able to get a goal against this Bristol City lineup, but it is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 win for Bristol City by the conclusion of the game. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Dean Holden
Competitions: League Cup (First Round)