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Preston North End will be the visitors at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday for the Championship meeting with hosts Bristol City.
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Bristol City, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Championship triumph versus Cardiff City.
In that game, Bristol City had 38% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Bristol City, the goals were scored by Andreas Weimann (21', 70') and Daniel Bentley (59' Own goal). Cardiff City got 12 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Bristol City have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Bristol City have seen their goal breached in 6 of them as well as getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Ahead of this meeting, Bristol City are without a home win in the past 12 league games. No joy for the home fans.
Preston North End
Preston North End will go into this clash following a 3-1 Championship win vs Swansea City in their last match.
In that match, Preston North End had 41% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Preston North End, the goalscorers were Sepp van den Berg (21'), Emil Riis Jakobsen (45') and Ben Whiteman (52'). For their opponents, Swansea City got 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Joël Piroe (19') was the scorer for Swansea City.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Frankie McAvoy's Preston North End have found the net a total of 12 times, yielding them the goals scored per game average of 2.
Pre-game facts show that Preston North End:
- haven't beaten Bristol City in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 10/11/2018 shows us that Bristol City have won 1 of them & Preston North End 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them for The Robins and 7 netted by The Lilywhites. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Championship match day 24 on 16/01/2021 when the final score was Bristol City 2-0 Preston North End.
On that day, Bristol City managed 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Famara Diédhiou (8') and Zak Vyner (77').
Preston North End had 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Dean Whitestone.
Team News: Bristol City
The Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Preston North End
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, the Preston North End manager Frankie McAvoy has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
For this match, we think that Preston North End should have enough to score against this Bristol City lineup, however it may not be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Bristol City when all is said and done. We’ll have to see what happens.
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: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Competitions: Championship position 11
🔑 Key Man: Andreas Weimann
Typically used in the Striker position, Andreas Weimann was born in Vienna, Austria. After making a first senior appearance for Aston Villa in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season to date in 5 appearances.