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Posted Wednesday, September 16th 2020

Mansion Bet Match Preview: Northampton Town (CC R2, H)

City's Carabao Cup journey continues at home to Northampton Town on Wednesday night (September 16th, 7.45pm KO).

Get the lowdown on Bristol City v Northampton Town with today's match preview brought you in partnership with Mansion Bet...

Dean Holden's men overcame Exeter City in the first round to set up this midweek evening showdown in BS3, and a potential Premier League tie awaits for the winner of tonight's encounter.

While that would be getting ahead of the game, Holden boasts a 100% record so far this season after City followed up their victory over Exeter with a 2-1 win against Coventry City in their Sky Bet Championship season opener.

Jamie Paterson scored his second goal is as many games, while Tomas Kalas led the team as club captain for the first time, and ended up scoring the winner.

As for the League One side, Northampton themselves conceded inside the first minute of their 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Twice they fought to stay in the game with all four goals coming in the first half of an entertaining first match back in the third tier for the Cobbles.

Bristol-born Keith Curle, who played for both Rovers and City in the 1980s, is the man in charge of Northampton. He oversaw promotion from League Two via the play-offs, coincidentally at the expense of Exeter, our first round opponents in the cup, who they beat 4-0 in the final at Wembley.

And the 2020/21 campaign started with a bang in the 3-0 win over Cardiff City to advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup though they suffered a 3-1 defeat to MK Dons in the Football League Trophy prior to Saturday's draw.

Injury update: Callum O'Dowda continues to make a positive recovery from a groin strain, Liam Walsh and Joe Williams are nearly back on the grass, Jay Dasilva (shin) is to see a specialist and Joe Morrell (calf) will also miss the game due to injury sustained on international duty with Wales.

Match details

Where: Ashton Gate Stadium
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 7.45pm KO
Competition: Carabao Cup, Round Two

Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Louis Marks & Samuel Ogles
Fourth official: Kevin Morris

The Carabao Cup returns

Down Memory Lane

Bristol City 1-0 Northampton Town
Ashton Gate Stadium
Saturday, March 3rd 2007
League One

Kevin Betsy was the scorer the last time these two teams met, all of 13 years ago.

it was the midfielder's first and only goal for the club but one which helped City march in the season they won promotion from League One.

The goal came via his head, after Cobblers' keeper Mark Bunn had parried a previous effort. 

Jamie McCombe, top scorer Phil Jevons and a free kick from Bradley Johnson put City close to extending their lead but the 19th-minute goal from Betsy was enough on the day in front of 11,965 supporters.

Highlights: How the Robins got past Exeter City in Round One

 

Head to head*

Bristol City v Northampton Town

Played: 69
City won: 35 (51%)
Drew: 10
City lost: 24

Bristol City goals: 4
Northampton Town goals: 6

Top goalscorers
Bristol City: Paterson (2)
Northampton Town City: Matthew Warburton (2)

Bristol City most assists: Jack Hunt (2)
Northampton Town assists: Ricky Korboa (2)

Bristol City Clean sheets: 1
Northampton Town clean sheets: 1

League positions
Bristol City: 4th, Championship
Northampton Town: 10th, League One

*All competitions unless stated

Jamie Paterson grabbed his second goal in all competitions on Saturday
Tomas Kalas celebrated a captain's goal on Saturday

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