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🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Fulham (A)

Take an in-depth look at how City match up against Fulham as the Robins travel to West London for their SkyBet Championship fixture on Saturday.

🔴 OURSELVES

City head into this game off the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Fulham in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round after Harry Wilson's crossed found the back of the net and clinched the tie in the first-half of extra time.

Nigel Pearson will want to see his side show the same levels of quality and commitment that were on display against the Lilywhites again on Saturday, as they look to claim another victory at Craven Cottage which has been a fruitful away day in recent seasons.

Andreas Weimann will be keen to continue his excellent goalscoring form after netting a hat-trick in City's last SkyBet Championship game against Millwall at Ashton Gate, taking his goal tally up to 12. 

🧳 OUR OPPONENTS

After travelling to Ashton Gate last weekend and coming away with a 1-0 win courtesy of an extra-time winner from Harry Wilson and emphatically dismantling Reading 7-0 in midweek, Fulham come into this game full of confidence.

Marco Silva will be keen to see his side claim all three points against the Robins as Fulham aim to claim top spot in SkyBet Championship.

With 30 goal involvements already this season, Aleksandar Mitrović will be confident he can continue his fine form and score against City again, after netting at Ashton Gate in the reverse fixture when the two sides drew 1-1. 

Harry Wilson is also in a purple patch of form after scoring and assisting twice in Fulham's rout of Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

📝 FULHAM PROFILE

Formed: 1879
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Nickname: The Cottagers, The Whites, The Lily Whites
Manager: Marco Silva
Finish last season: 18th, Premier League

Honours:

  • Second Tier winners (Championship equivalent)- 1948/49, 2000/01
  • Play-off winners- 2017/18, 2019/20
  • Third Tier winners (League One equivalent)- 1931/32, 1998/99
  • Southern League First Division winners- 1905/06, 1906/07
  • FA Cup runners-up- 1975
  • UEFA Europa League runners-up- 2009/10

📍 MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Craven Cottage
When: Saturday, January 15th (3pm)
Competition: SkyBet Championship

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referee: Andrew Fox
Assistant Referee: Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official: Samuel Barrott


🆚 HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY

Match vs the opposition: 65
Won: 22
Drew: 17
Lost: 26

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions…

Goals scored: 32
Goals conceded: 42

Championship position: 15th (30 points)
Carabao Cup: First Round
Emirates FA Cup: Round Three 

Yellow cards: 45
Red cards: 1

Top goalscorer: Andi Weimann (12)
Top assists: Andi Weimann and Chris Martin (4)

FULHAM

Match vs the opposition: 65
Won: 26
Drew: 17
Lost: 22

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions…

Goals scored: 61
Goals conceded: 19

Championship position: 2nd (48 points) 
Carabao Cup: Third Round
Emirates FA Cup: Round Four (February 5th, 2022 v Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium)

Yellow cards: 41
Red cards: 2

Top goalscorer: Aleksandar Mitrovic (24)
Top assists: Harry Wilson (9)


MATCH REWIND 

Result: Fulham 0-4 Bristol City
When: 24.09.16
Competition: Championship

Bristol City made it a hat-trick of wins at Craven Cottage in 2016 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory alongside the River Thames.

Tammy Abraham got the ball rolling with his tenth goal of the season, ironically after ten minutes.

Luke Freeman's first goal in 12 months made it 2-0, before Bobby Reid's stunning strike and Aden Flint's close-range finish completed the rout.

🎥 TAKE A LOOK BACK


👀 ONE TO WATCH

Aleksandar Mitrovic

The striker has already registered 30 goal involvements (24 goals and 6 assists) with still half of the season left to play. 

The Serbian has more goals as he does SkyBet Championship games this season which shows exactly why Marco Silva backs him as his sole striker.

After scoring 36 goals in 69 games for Anderlecht, Mitrovic earned himself a move to Newcastle, where his spell in the North East wasn't as successful, netting 14 times in 65 games. 

In February 2018, he joined Fulham on loan until the end of the season and his first goal for the club came against the Robins later that month in a 1-1 draw.

After finishing that season with 12 goals, Fulham signed the forward permanently in July 2018. 

Fulham's number nine has earned 69 caps for his country, with a very impressive goal tally of 44.

📺 WATCH FROM OVERSEAS ON ROBINS TV

As per EFL guidelines Saturday's fixture will be available to international viewers with coverage getting underway at 2:30pm live from Ashton Gate. 

Senior Professional Development Phase Coach Neil Swift will be the live studio guest offering pre-match and post-match analysis as well as co-commentary throughout the 90 minutes.

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