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MansionBet Match Preview: AFC Bournemouth (A)

City make the trip south to AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday evening for what will be the first league meeting between the sides since Boxing Day 2006 (October 28th, 7.45pm KO).

In partnership with MansionBet, here’s a preview of what you can expect from the fixture.

Both teams enter this contest off the back of a 1-1 draw at the weekend. The Robins were held at home to Swansea City, while the Cherries also came from behind to secure a dramatic injury-time equaliser away to Watford.

Head Coach Dean Holden was encouraged by the way his side responded against Swansea City after suffering their first league defeat of the season against Middlesbrough four days earlier, and he will be hoping the Robins can build on this momentum and put together another run of results to maintain their healthy league position.

In the opposition’s camp, Jason Tindall, who took over from Eddie Howe in the summer, is yet to taste defeat in the Sky Bet Championship. The league’s newcomers have won three and drawn four from their opening fixtures – with three of the draws coming in their last three outings.

The Cherries, who have former City Academy product Lloyd Kelly back fit, sit a point behind the Robins in fourth. If they were to keep a clean sheet it would be their third league clean sheet in a row at the Vitality Stadium, equalling a record which dates back to October 2014 – their last season in the division.

MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Vitality Stadium
When: Wednesday, October 28th, 7.45pm KO
Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Referee: Stephen Martin 
Assistants: Adrian Waters and Mark Pottage
Fourth official: Gavin Ward

DOWN MEMORY LANE

AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Bristol City
Vitality Stadium
Tuesday, February 26th, 2006
League One

Phil Jevons headed his fifth goal of the season to give Bristol City their fourth successive victory.

Jevons found the net from Lee Johnson's left-wing cross after 70 minutes.

Leon Best had Bournemouth's best chance to equalise and snatch a point, but the on-loan Southampton striker could not turn the ball in from close range.

Substitute Danny Hollands tried to get Bournemouth back in the game, but his two long-range efforts went harmlessly wide and the Robins sealed the win.

HEAD TO HEAD*

AFC Bournemouth v Bristol City

Played: 87
City won: 37 (43%)
Drew: 24
City lost: 26

Bristol City goals: 17
AFC Bournemouth goals: 11

AFC Bournemouth top goalscorers: Solanke, Danjuma, Lerma, Gosling (2)
Bristol City top goalscorers: Paterson, Wells (3)

AFC Bournemouth most assists: Solanke (2)
Bristol City most assists: Martin (4)

AFC Bournemouth clean sheets: 3
Bristol City clean sheets: 4

League positions
AFC Bournemouth: 4th 
Bristol City: 2nd 

*All competitions unless stated

Nahki Wells nets his third goal of the campaign against Swansea City
Chris Brunt made his league debut in City colours against the Swans

ROBINS TV

The match at the Vitality Stadium will be exclusively available on Robins TV for £10.

Rene Gilmartin will be on the show as a pundit and commentator, with the matchday stream starting at 7.15pm followed by all the action from the south coast.

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