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The Championship meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday will see home side Bristol City doing battle with Derby County.
All Bristol City v Derby County match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Bristol City fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-1 Championship success versus Cardiff City.
In that match, Bristol City had 45% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Bristol City was Chris Martin (2'). Cardiff City had 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
It has not been often 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 games, shipping 7 goals on the way. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Bristol City:
- are unbeaten in the league by Derby County in their previous 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Barnsley in Championship competition, Derby County and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Derby County had 71% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Barnsley had 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Conor Chaplin (30') and Victor Adeboyejo (83') scored for Barnsley.
It is worth noting that Derby County have failed to get amongst the goals in their past 6 games, contributing the disappointing return of only 3. In those matches, The Rams have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that Derby County:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 16/09/2017 shows us that Bristol City have won 3 of these games & Derby County 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from The Robins and 7 created by The Rams. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league match between these clubs was Championship match day 32 on 12/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Bristol City 3-2 Derby County.
In that match, Bristol City managed 33% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Nahki Wells (38'), Filip Benković (44') and Famara Diédhiou (58').
At the other end, Derby County had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Martyn Waghorn (61') and Chris Martin (82') scored.
The match was refereed by Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Bristol City
Steven Sessegnon (Hamstring Injury), Joe Williams (Thigh Muscle Strain), Famara Diédhiou (Corona virus), Liam Walsh (Thigh Muscle Strain), Nathan Baker (Hamstring Injury), Alfie Mawson (Knee Surgery) and Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Bristol City boss Dean Holden. Rene Gilmartin will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Derby County
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Derby County manager has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
Derby County will surely be able to score against this Bristol City lineup, however it might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Bristol City when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to this.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Dean Holden
Competitions: Championship position 5
🔑 Star Player: Jamie Paterson
Generally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jamie Paterson was born in Coventry, England. After making a first senior appearance for Walsall in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.