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The Championship meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium on Friday will see hosts Bristol City welcome Stoke City.
All Bristol City v Stoke City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Bristol City will be hoping for a better result after a 0-2 Championship defeat last time out to Rotherham United.
In that game, Bristol City had 66% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Rotherham United got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Michael Smith (44') and Richard Wood (74') scored for Rotherham United.
In their prior 6 games, Nigel Pearson's Bristol City have managed to score 7 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Leading up to this clash, Bristol City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Stoke City in their previous 4 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 6 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Stoke City will go into this meeting after a 1-0 Championship win versus Derby County in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Stoke City had 61% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stoke City was Jacob Brown (74'). On the other side, Derby County got 5 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 5 times throughout their previous six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 7.
Their prior results show that Stoke City:
- remain unbeaten by Bristol City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 11 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 19/09/2017 tells us that Bristol City have won 4 of these games and Stoke City 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 from The Robins and 3 created by The Potters. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league clash featuring the two was Championship match day 2 on 20/09/2020 when it finished Stoke City 0-2 Bristol City.
That day, Stoke City had 51% possession and 8 shots on goal with 0 on target.
On the other side, Bristol City got 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Nahki Wells (45') and Andreas Weimann (89') scored.
The referee was Oliver Langford.
Team News: Bristol City
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention. Rene Gilmartin cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Stoke City
Stoke manager Michael O'Neill has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) and Joe Allen (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
We’ve got the feeling that Bristol City will have to perform well to breach the defence of this Stoke City outfit who we reckon should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even contest with a 0-1 winning score for Stoke City at the end of the match.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Competitions: Championship position 14
🔑 Key Player: Famara Diédhiou
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Famara Diédhiou was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Having made a first senior appearance for Sochaux in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 8 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 35 appearances.