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Norwich City will be at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home side Bristol City.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Bristol City v Norwich City can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Bristol City will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Bournemouth.
In that game, Bristol City managed 44% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Bournemouth had 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Arnaut Danjuma (81') was the scorer for Bournemouth.
It’s not been often in recent games where Bristol City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that The Robins have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 6 goals along the way. That trend might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Bristol City:
- have not beaten Norwich City in their previous 8 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Previously, Norwich City drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Brentford.
In that match, Norwich City managed 56% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Norwich City was Kenny McLean (87'). Brentford had 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Ivan Toney (27') scored for Brentford.
The numbers tell their own story, and Norwich City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 5 goals in all. Defensively, The Canaries can certainly do much better.
Their past results show that Norwich City:
- remain undefeated by Bristol City in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 16/08/2016 shows that Bristol City have won 0 of these games & Norwich City 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 for The Robins and 8 created by The Canaries. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Championship match day 34 on 23/02/2019 when it ended Norwich City 3-2 Bristol City.
In that match, Norwich City managed 58% possession and 23 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Kenny McLean (36', 66') and Ben Godfrey (55').
For their opponents, Bristol City got 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jamie Paterson (12') and Callum O'Dowda (37') scored.
The referee was Gavin Ward.
Team News: Bristol City
Liam Walsh (Thigh Muscle Strain), Joe Williams (Thigh Muscle Strain), Steven Sessegnon (Hamstring Injury), Nathan Baker (Hamstring Injury), Alfie Mawson (Knee Surgery) and Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Bristol City manager Dean Holden.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has a number of players out of action. Kieran Dowell (Ankle Surgery), Onel Hernández (Tear in the abductor muscle), Sam Byram (Hamstring Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) are those who can’t be considered. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Adam Idah, Moritz Leitner and Josip Drmic.
We’re inclined to think that Bristol City will do well to break down this Norwich City side who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Norwich City after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Dean Holden
Competitions: Championship position 2
⭐ Star Player: Jamie Paterson
Mostly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jamie Paterson was born in Coventry, England. After having played his first senior match for Walsall in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 7 appearances.