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Mansionbet Match Preview: Swansea City

The Robins return to Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways (October 24th, 3pm).

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

Having suffered their first defeat of the campaign to Middlesbrough in midweek, Dean Holden’s men will hope they can bounce back from that “off night” at the first attempt, when Swansea City cross the border.

It was former City loanee George Saville who bought an end to the Robins’ unbeaten run on Tuesday evening, as he capitalised on a mistake at the back. And, to add to frustrations, the hosts had a penalty appeal waved away for what looked a clear foul on Tyreeq Bakinson.

However, as Head Coach Holden said in his post-match interviews, his group need to “move on quickly” as they prepare to come up against a Swansea side who are in decent form themselves.

Steve Cooper’s outfit currently sit two points behind the Robins in sixth position, having accumulated three wins, two draws and one defeat to date, although they are without a win in two.

As well as the rivalry that is always present in an England-Wales derby, the fixture also marks a possible first return to Ashton Gate for Korey Smith, who departed BS3 in August before linking up with the Swans. Smith has since been reacquainted with Kasey Palmer - who moved to the Liberty Stadium on loan in the summer transfer window – although he is ineligible to play.

MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Ashton Gate
When: Saturday, October 24th, 3pm KO
Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Referee: Oliver Langford 
Assistants: Daniel Leach and Graham Kane
Fourth official: Christopher Sarginson

DOWN MEMORY LANE

Bristol City 2-0 Swansea City

Ashton Gate
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Sky Bet Championship

City struck with two second-half goals to beat Swansea City at Ashton Gate.

Andreas Weimann’s first goal in six months got the Robins up and running just 42 second after the restart, while Callum O’Dowda’s fourth goal of the season completed the 2-0 scoreline.

Frank Fielding produced a fine save to tip a George Byers effort on to the woodwork, while O’Dowda could have made it three, but for a close-range save from Erwin Mulder.

HEAD TO HEAD*

Bristol City v Swansea City*

Played: 66
City won: 25 (38%)
Drew: 20
City lost: 21

Bristol City goals: 16
Swansea goals: 7

Bristol City top goalscorer: Paterson (3)
Swansea top goalscorer: Ayew (3)

Bristol City most assists: Martin (4)
Swansea most assists: Bidwell (3)

Bristol City Clean sheets: 4
Swansea clean sheets: 3

League positions
Bristol City: 2nd
Swansea: 6th

*All competitions unless stated

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ROBINS TV

Saturday’s fixture will be streamed live on Robins TV, complete with commentary, replays, and analysis via Robins TV.

City legend Brian Tinnion will be on the show as a pundit and commentator, with the matchday stream starting at 2.30pm followed by all the action from Ashton Gate.

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