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James Crawley

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Posted Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Preview: West Bromwich Albion

City take on high-flying West Brom in a televised mid-week encounter at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies - defeated only once all season - were top of the Sky Bet Championship at the time of writing, though their position as table toppers was under threat by Leeds United who sat two points behind prior to facing Reading on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, City are breathing down the necks on those in the play-off places, sitting joint-fourth alongside Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Swansea.

And the Robins head to The Hawthorns in good form, beaten on the road only once all season and currently enjoying a five-game unbeaten streak.

Can they make it six on Wednesday?

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Wednesday, November 27th 2019
  • Kick-off: 8pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: The Hawthorns
  • Officials: Geoff Eltringham (referee), Sam Lewis & Adrian Waters (assistants), Tim Robinson (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v West Brom:
W: 15 (30%)
D: 15
L: 20

 

FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: WDDWD
West Brom: DDWWW

CLUB NEWS

  • City will be backed by at least 1,300 travelling fans on Wednesday with tickets available to buy from Ashton Gate until 11am on matchday. Alternatively, It's also pay on the night.
  • There will be no international live stream on Robins TV due to Sky Sports' coverage. However, an audio pass is only available via a relevant Robins TV subscription.
  • WBA: Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers return for selection after their one-game bans and defenders Kieran Gibbs and Nathan Ferguson have recovered from respective injuries

Word from the camp

 

Bailey Wright made his first appearance for City since August, helping the Robins keep a clean sheet against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Now the club captain focuses on the challenge of another top-end-of-the-table fixture versus the Baggies.

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Bristol City 3-2 West Brom
Tuesday, April 9th 2019
Sky Bet Championship
Ashton Gate
Scorers: Brownhill 2, Weimann 16, Hunt 19
Att: 20,581

Three goals in an electric opening 20 minutes stretched City’s unbeaten run to five matches.

Josh Brownhill scored the first inside two minutes, while Andreas Weimann doubled the lead with a close-range finish.

Jack Hunt got off the mark in City colours with a back-post header with Ashton Gate rocking at half-time.

West Brom pulled two goals back courtesy of their dangerous duo Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez to set up a nervy end but City held on to secure their first win over the Baggies since 2010.

Read the full match report here.

Bristol City: O'Leary, Dasilva (Kelly 90+2), Baker, Hunt (Pisano 26), Kalas, Pack, Eliasson, Brownhill, Webster, Weimann (Taylor 83), Diedhiou. Subs not used: Marinovic, Wright, Kelly, Pisano, Paterson, Palmer, Taylor

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