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Posted Saturday, February 15th 2020

Preview: Leeds United (A)

City go in search of a seventh win from their last nine Sky Bet Championship games, with a trip to Elland Road on Saturday.

The match sees two promotion candidates go head to head, with City seeking a first win on Leeds soil since 1979.

It's the first meeting since the two teams opened their Championship campaigns back in August, with City hoping to end their four decades-long winless run at Elland Road to go level on points with Marcelo Bielsa's side.

They will take heart from beating Derby County in midweek, and will be hoping to stretch Leeds' run without a win, which stands at seven games heading into the fixture.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, February 15th 2020
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Officials: Tim Robinson (referee), Richard Wild and Phillip Dermot (assistants), Geoff Dltringham (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v Leeds:
W: 8 (20%)
D: 9
L: 24

 

FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: WWWLW
Leeds: LWLLD

Club news

Word from the camp

Assistant Head Coach Jamie McAllister says City can build on Wednesday night's victory over Derby and take confidence heading into the match with Leeds.

And Jamie Paterson says City's proven ability to score goals gives them the belief to break records on Saturday.

City on the scoresheet

Memorable match

City 2-2 Leeds
August 18th 1979
Division One
Ashton Gate
Scorers: Ritchie 34 (pen), Jantunen 65.
Att: 23,331

More than 23,000 fans packed out Ashton Gate for the visit of Leeds towards the start of the season – one which would end in relegation for the Robins.

And they were entertained to a four-goal thriller as City came from behind to lead, before throwing away all three points late on.

Alan Curtis scored a brace on his debut for the away side, grabbing his first Leeds goal inside the opening ten minutes.

Keith Parkinson then pushed Tom Ritchie in the box, who dispatched the resulting penalty.

This game was described as a “ding-dong struggle” but the crowd witnessed a 20-yard drive into the goal from Finish midfielder Pertti Jantunen.

City: Shaw, Sweeney, Whitehead, Gow, Rodgers, Merrick, Fitzpatrick, Ritchie, Mabbutt, Jantunen, Meijer.

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