Match Preview: Bristol City

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Our Focus turns to Saturday’s early kickoff as Fulham travel to Bristol looking to make it three wins on the spin. The Robins’ form of late has dipped with Lee Johnson’s side currently three points outside the playoffs, taking one point from their last four matches. 

It won’t be straight forward, it rarely is when we pit our wits against Lee Johnson but we need to take advantage of the fact that we play first this weekend, to keep the pressure on the top two.

Head To Head

  • Fulham Wins 25 | Draws 15 | Bristol C Wins 22.
  • We have lost 5 of the last 7 meetings.
  • We are undefeated at Ashton Gate in the new millennium.
  • Our last defeat there came 20 years ago. We lost 5-1 in the Old Division Three.
  • We have managed to score in each of our last seven visits to Ashton Gate.

Bristol City

  • Position: 7th.
  • Form: DLLLW.
  • Scored: 50.
  • Conceded: 52.
  • Top Scorers: Famara Diédhiou (12), Andreas Weimann (9).
  • Form Table (Last 6 Matches): 22nd (4pts).
  • Average Possession: 47.5%
  • Discipline: 54 Yellows | 2 Reds.
  • Clean sheets: 10
  • Both teams have scored in 20 of their 36 games this season.

Players in Common

Pat Beasley, Roy Bentley, Kevin Betsy, Matthew Briggs, Joe Bryan, Andy Cole, Joe Connor, Mark Cooper, Sean Davis, Liam Fontaine, Ryan Fredericks, Adam Green, Tomas Kalas, Rodney Mcaree, Leroy Rosenior, Liam Rosenior, Nicky Shorey, Matt Smith, Tony Thorpe & Cauley Woodrow.

Will’s View – @TrustyFulhamFan

Well, this is a big game. These games coming up are really going to decide our season, and are must wins. We have won the last two games with, what I think, were good performances. However Bristol City seem to be one of those teams we can never beat, although there does seem to be quite a few of them.

We currently still sit 3rd in the league and are 5 points behind Leeds, and 6 behind West Brom. Forest are starting to close the gap on us and are only 3 points away from us meaning we can’t afford to slip up. Parker went into the Preston game with an unchanged lineup from the Swansea game, however Bryan got injured virtually straight away. I would like to see the lineup that started the game, apart from Bryan for Christie. There are shouts for Kamara to start, but I’m not too sure as he seems to be making a career out of being an impact sub so far, which is fine by me. Whilst I am a fan of McDonald, Arter has been on good form and the three of Cairney, Bobby and him have been working well so it’s hard to say he deserves to be dropped. City beat us 2-1 last time and it was a poor game overall. They beat us in all three thirds of the pitch and, whilst the stats say we dominated, we got outplayed. I think with the right lineup, Cairney staying on the form he is in, crosses being played in, and a couple of Mitro goals, we will be all good. I’m going for 2-1, but to Fulham this time. Come on you whites!