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Bristol City will take to the pitch with visitors Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate Stadium in the Championship clash on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Bristol City v Middlesbrough can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Bristol City go into this game following on from a 0-0 Championship stalemate against Queens Park Rangers.
In that match, Bristol City had 50% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Queens Park Rangers got 7 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Bristol City have been involved. Regarding the goal split in that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while Bristol City totted up 3. We will find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Their previous form shows that Bristol City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Middlesbrough in their previous 3 matches.
- have not won against Middlesbrough in their previous 2 league games.
Middlesbrough go into this encounter after a 1-0 Championship win versus Leicester City in their previous outing.
In that match, Middlesbrough managed 33% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Middlesbrough was Sam Greenwood (83'). Leicester City had 12 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Michael Carrick's Middlesbrough have seen their goal attempts be successful 10 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period comes to 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Middlesbrough:
- have left without a victory over Bristol City when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 20/10/2020, both clubs have shared the honours with Bristol City winning 2 of those games, Middlesbrough 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A total of 17 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 for The Robins and 8 for The Boro. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league match between these sides was Championship match day 41 on 10/04/2023 when it ended Bristol City 2-2 Middlesbrough.
In that match, Bristol City had 40% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Sam Bell (45') and Harry Cornick (49').
Middlesbrough got 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Aaron Ramsey (58') and Matt Crooks (64') scored.
The match was refereed by Tim Robinson.
Team News: Bristol City
We are thinking that The Robins may well use the 4-2-3-1 system for the game, beginning the first half with Max OLeary, George Tanner, Zak Vyner, Robert Dickie, Cameron Pring, Matty James, Jason Knight, Mark Sykes, Andreas Weimann, Sam Bell and Tommy Conway.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Due to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Middlesbrough boss Michael Carrick has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We believe The Boro might elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Seny Dieng, Rav van den Berg, Dael Fry, Patrick Mcnair, Lukas Engel, Jonathan Howson, Hayden Hackney, Isaiah Jones, Matt Crooks, Sam Greenwood and Josh Coburn.
We’re of the opinion that Bristol City could find themselves struggling to score goals against this Middlesbrough team who we think will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Middlesbrough at the end of the 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Andreas Weimann
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Liam Manning
Competitions: Championship position 11
🔑 Key Man: Sam Bell
Mostly taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Sam Bell was born in Bristol, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Bristol City in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 4 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 16 appearances.