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Posted Friday, September 20th 2019

Preview: Swansea City (H)

The action returns to Ashton Gate, with Swansea making the trip across the border to face a Robins team unbeaten in their last six league matches.

It's a top-end-of-the-table fixture, with City fourth and the visiting Swansea up to second in the Sky Bet Championship standings.

The Swans have enjoyed a good start to the campaign under new boss Steve Cooper, with forward Borja Baston firing his way to joint top scorer with five goals. They fell to only their first defeat of the season against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, September 21st 2019
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Officials: Tony Harrington (referee), Timothy Wood and Mark Dwyer (assistants), Dean Whitestone (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v Swansea City:
W: 28 (42%)
D: 19
L: 20

 

FORM - Last five games (all competitions)
Bristol City: WWWDW
Swansea City: WWWWL

CLUB NEWS

  • At least 22,000 supporters will be turning out for Saturday's game in BS3. Away fans have sold out the Atyeo Stand.
  • Players from City's Wembley-winning cup final in 1986 reunited in the city this week
  • Liam Walsh netted a last-gasp winner on loan at Coventry City in midweek
  • Striker Benik Afobe has suffered a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a freak training accident. His recovery could last the rest of the season
  • Aldo Kalulu (ankle) is the only absentee from Swansea's squad this weekend

WORD FROM THE CAMP

Relishing a derby-like atmosphere and being six-games unbeaten were on the pre-match agenda this week.

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Bristol City 2-0 Swansea City
Saturday, February 2nd 2019
Sky Bet Championship
Scorers: Andreas Weimann 46', Callum O'Dowda 74'
Att: 23,560

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

Andreas Weimann’s first goal since August 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.

Bristol City: Fielding, Wright, Webster, Kalas, Dasilva, Brownhill, Pack, Paterson (Eliasson), O'Dowda (Palmer), Weimann, Diédhiou (Taylor). Subs not used: O'Leary, Pisano, Kelly, Eisa.

AND FINALLY...

Click here to snap up the last remaining tickets for City v the Swans.

The football clubs welcomes Steve Stacey as its special guest on Saturday. Steve became the first footballer of African-American descent to play professional football in England, featuring for Bristol City across two stints between 1961-65 and 1970-71. He has recently launched his autobiography.

Match sponsor: Lancer Scott

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