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Posted Friday, October 16th 2020

MansionBet Match Preview: Barnsley (A)

Bristol City return from the international break to take on Barnsley at Oakwell this Saturday (October 17th, 3pm).

Get the lowdown on Barnsley v Bristol City with the match preview brought you in partnership with MansionBet...

It feels like an eternity since the final whistle blew at Nottingham Forest, where the 2-1 win stretched City's winning start in the Sky Bet Championship. to four games. Only a fortnight will have actually passed when the action returns with a trip to Oakwell this Saturday and one thing is for sure - City will want to pick up where they left off.

For all the talk off the pitch, City have their own big project to contend and Dean Holden has spoken about momentum which they've worked on by turning full focus on Barnsley from the start of the week. After a small period of rest and recovery, the mentality has shifted immediately to the next match.

The Tykes have recorded one point in the league, after a 0-0 draw with newcomers Coventry City but losses have been the common theme so far. Like the Robins, they enjoyed back-to-back wins in the Carabao Cup but they suffered a heavy 6-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea in the Third Round.

Now Barnsley, who narrowly avoided relegation last season by just one point, are managerless after Gerhard Struber departed to take charge at New York Red Bulls. Adam Murray is currently operating as Caretaker Head Coach and will take charge from the sidelines on Saturday as he looks to guide the Yorkshire outfit to better fortunes.

Match details

Where: Oakwell
When: Saturday, October 17th, 3pm KO
Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Referee: Leigh Doughty
Assistants: Matthew McGrath and Rob Smith
Fourth official: Matthew Donohue

Saturday's venue - Oakwell

Down Memory Lane

Bristol City 3-1 Barnsley
Ashton Gate
Saturday, August 5th 2017
Sky Bet Championship

City started the new season with a bang to blow Barnsley away in a whirlwind first half at Ashton Gate.

Bobby Reid continued from where he left off in pre-season with two goals and an assist, leaving City 3-0 up inside half an hour.

Famara Diédhiou scored City’s second with a close-range header to mark his Sky Bet Championship debut with a goal.

The hosts were dominant throughout and only Barnsley keeper Adam Davies prevented an even more one-sided scoreline.

Off and running at the start of the 17/18 season....

Head to head*

Bristol City v Barnsley

Played: 
City won: 44 (45%)
Drew: 23
City lost: 30

Bristol City goals: 14
Barnsley goals: 4

Top goalscorers
Bristol City: Paterson (3)
Barnsley: Woodrow (2)

Bristol City most assists: Semenyo (3)
Barnsley most assists: Thomas (2)

Bristol City Clean sheets: 4
Barnsley clean sheets: 1

League positions
Bristol City: 1st
Barnsley: 21st

*All competitions unless stated

Weimann gave City the lead at Forest last time out
Youngsters Moore and Vyner celebrated the win

Robins TV

City face Barnsley at Oakwell this Saturday (3pm KO), with the match to be streamed live and exclusively on Robins TV. Coverage starts at 2.30pm.

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