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Preview: Wigan Athletic

City return to Sky Bet Championship action against Paul Cook's Wigan Athletic this Sunday (1.30pm KO).

It's a second match at Ashton Gate in four days and the Robins are looking to continue their good home form following Wednesday night's dramatic victory over Charlton Athletic.

They could make it three home wins in a row after Josh Brownhill smashed in his 98th-minute winner to secure the 2-1 victory over the Addicks in midweek, a result which lifted the Robins up to fourth in the Championship standings.

City have not lost in BS3 since the opening day of the season (W3, D2) as they go up against an inconsistent Wigan team which has picked up one point on the road this season.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday, October 27th 2019
  • Kick-off: 1.30pm KO
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Ashton Gate
  • Officials: John Brooks (referee), Akil Howson & Sam Lewis (assistant referees), Craig Hicks (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v Wigan Athletic:
W: 12 (46%)
D: 8
L: 6

 

FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: DDWLW
Wigan: LWLWL

CLUB NEWS

  • There's a Mates Rates offer for all season card holders, who can bring friends to watch Wigan for just £10 each.
  • Supporters have been offered free 'Brownhill' name prints on all new shirt purchases until Monday.
  • Watch the highlights from Wednesday's victory over Charlton Athletic.
  • Korey Smith and Tomas Kalas have returned to the training pitches this week, meanwhile it has been confirmed that Wigan will be without the injured Charlie Mulgrew.

Word from the camp

Highlights: Our last meet with Wigan (2-2, April 6th 2019)

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Bristol City 2-1 Wigan
Saturday, August 6th 2016
Sky Bet Championship
Scorer: Tammy Abraham 81, Bobby Reid 90
Att: 17,635

A dramatic late turnaround clinched a memorable victory on the opening day of the season at the expense of the Sky Bet League One champions.

A double substitution from Lee Johnson midway through the second half was the catalyst, as debut hero Tammy Abraham headed City level with nine minutes to go, before Bobby Reid redirected Gary O’Neil’s shot past Adam Bogdan for the winner.

Alex Gilbey’s expertly-taken first-half opener threatened to spoil the party as City played in front of a four-sided Ashton Gate in competitive action for the first time in two years, including the then newly-named Lansdown Stand.

Competitive debuts were handed to summer signings Hordur Magnusson, Josh Brownhill and Callum O’Dowda along with O’Neil, who captained the side that day.

For the full original report, click here.

Bristol City XI: O'Donnell, Ayling, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan, Pack (Reid 67), O'Neil, O'Dowda (Freeman 76), Brownhill (Abraham 67), Tomlin, Kodjia. Subs not used: O’Leary, Williams, Wilbraham, O'Leary, Matthews.

AND FINALLY...

Sunday's match will be live streamed on Robins TV to supports inside the UK & Ireland, as it falls outside of the broadcast blackout hours. Supporters can subscribe for £10 for a one-off game pass or listen to an audio commentary pass.

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