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James Crawley

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Posted Friday, September 27th 2019

Preview: Preston North End (A)

City head to Deepdale with the aim of extending their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship.

For City, Lee Johnson's side are unbeaten in their last seven league matches and have not lost away from Ashton Gate since April.

It's no secret that Preston have had the better of results in this fixture in recent years, but with both sides in good form heading into the game on Saturday, all is up for grabs.

Previous numbers and statistics can be put aside over the 90 minutes, with the amount of goals and the three points on the day all that will matter come the full-time whistle.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, September 28th 2019
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Deepdale
  • Officials: Andy Davies (referee), Darren Blunden and Michael George (assistants), Andy Haines (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v Preston North End:
W: 26 (29%)
D: 30
L: 33

 

FORM - Last five games (all competitions)
Bristol City: WWDWD
Preston: DDWWL

CLUB NEWS

  • City have sold out their full allocation for Luton away, just two hours after they went on sale to season card holders on Friday morning.
  • City CEO Mark Ashton gave a club interview via Robins TV this week with the season now in full swing.
  • Bristol Sport TV returned this week too - click here to watch episode one.
  • It's pay on the day for travelling supporters, with tickets now off sale from Ashton Gate.
  • City's loaned out striker Matty Taylor played a key role in Oxford United's Carabao Cup victory over West Ham United this week.
  • City have no new injury concerns heading to Preston.
  • Andrew Hughes, Patrick Bauer, Ben Pearson and Sean Maguire are expected to return to the Preston starting XI. Declan Rudd and Billy Bodin remain doubts.

WORD FROM THE CAMP

City's outstanding away form in 2019 has been a hot topic of conversation this week. City have 30 points on the road this calendar year, ranking them joint first with Manchester City, out of all the clubs in England's top four divisions.

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Preston North End 0-4 Bristol City
Saturday, February 5th 2011
Npower Championship
Scorers: Andy Keogh 5, David Clarkson 56, 65, Brett Pitman 85
Att: 23,560

City piled misery on Preston at Deepdale, who were rooted to the bottom of the Championship. Andy Keogh got City off to a quick start, tapping in from Steven Caulker's pass before a brace from David Clarkson - pictured above.

Clarkson's first came from a header as he turned Pitman's cross and the second a rebound effort after Keogh's effort was blocked.

Brett Pitman scored with just five minutes remaining to round off a pleasant afternoon in the north west.

Bristol City: James, McAllister, Fontaine, Carey (Edwards), Caulker, Elliott, Woolford, Cisse, Adomah (Pitman), Clarkson, Keogh. Subs not used: Gerken, Stewart, Nyatanga, Johnson, Sproule.

AND FINALLY...

It's pay on the day at Preston on Saturday. Click here for full details.

Tickets went off sale from Ashton Gate at 2pm on Friday.

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