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Bristol City are going up against visiting side Preston North End at Ashton Gate Stadium in this Championship fixture on Saturday.
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Bristol City will be looking for a repeat result of the 2-1 FA Cup victory versus Portsmouth.
In that match, Bristol City had 55% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Bristol City, the goals were scored by Famara Diédhiou (19') and Chris Martin (83'). At the other end, Portsmouth had 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Callum Johnson (45') scored for Portsmouth.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Bristol City have shown defensive steel. The reality is that The Robins have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals on the way.
Heading into this fixture, Bristol City have not won against Preston North End in their previous 15 matches in the league. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
Preston North End
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Wycombe Wanderers in FA Cup action, Preston North End and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Preston North End had 60% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Preston North End was Emil Riis Jakobsen (43'). For their opponents, Wycombe Wanderers had 22 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Fred Onyedinma (3'), Joe Jacobson (9'), Josh Knight (25') and Alex Samuel (82') scored for Wycombe Wanderers.
Alex Neil's Preston North End have converted 6 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period comes to 7.
Coming into this contest, Preston North End have not been beaten by Bristol City when they have played them away from home in the previous 8 matches in the league. Travelling fans must really look forward to this fixture.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 06/03/2018 shows us that Bristol City have won 0 of these and Preston North End 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Robins and 9 belonging to The Lilywhites. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league game between the two was Championship match day 20 on 18/12/2020 when it finished Preston North End 1-0 Bristol City.
On that day, Preston North End had 53% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Daniel Johnson (21').
On the other side, Bristol City had 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Bristol City
Alfie Mawson (Knee Surgery) and Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Bristol City manager Dean Holden. Rene Gilmartin is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Preston North End
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, Preston North End manager Alex Neil has no fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We feel that Preston North End and Bristol City may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a score draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Dean Holden
Competitions: Championship position 10, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Key Player: Famara Diédhiou
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Famara Diédhiou was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. After having made a senior debut playing for Sochaux in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.