Bristol City vs Swansea City Match Analysis & Prediction
08/01/2023 3:30 pm
Bristol City and Swansea City take a break from the Championship action on Sunday as they meet in the FA Cup third round.
The two teams currently sit in 19th and 15th spots in the standings, separated by just six points through a period of inconsistency.
With Swansea only four points adrift of the top six, they remain well in the mix of the playoff, but just 11 points have been collected from their last 10 matches.
Russell Martin recently accused his players of lacking the character required to make an impact in the Championship, yet they have responded with a thumping victory over Watford and pushing leaders Burnley all the way in the following game.
While this game represents a welcome break from the relentlesness of the second tier, Martin and his players both know that they require one of their better performances since the end of October if they are to progress.
Swansea’s recent poor run started with a 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate, and Bristol City have matches their upcoming opponents with an uninspiring run of form.
On a positive note, successive draws have been kept away at Millwall and Coventry City, with Bristol city now going 13 league matches without conceding more than twice in a single game.
However, Nigel Pearson’s side have scored just two goals in four matches, as well as chipping in with just one second-half goal since the middle of October.
Bristol City vs. Swansea City Head to head
In the previous 23 meetings between these two teams, Bristol City have claimed eight victories while Swansea City have won seven, and they have drawn in eight. Swansea have scored 23 goals and conceded 20 in the process.
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27/02/2021Swansea City1Bristol City3Championship
20/08/2021Bristol City0Swansea City1Championship
13/02/2022Swansea City3Bristol City1Championship
29/10/2022Bristol City1Swansea City1Championship
Bristol City Team News
Given speculation regarding his future, Alex Scott may be rested by Pearson in order not to become cup-tied, with Joe Williams an obvious replacement.
Tommy Conway may also be preferred to Nahki Wells in attack as he bids to end a goal drought that has lasted since November 8.
Bristol City's Last 5 Matches
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Swansea City Team News
Swansea are likely to make few changes to the squad, with Jamie Paterson and Michael Obafemi unlikely to return while there is substancial interest in their signatures.
Matthew Sorinola, Olivier Ntcham and Luke Cundle are most likely to earn recalls if Martin opts to introduce fresh legs.
Swansea City's Last 5 Matches
10/12/2022Swansea City0Norwich City1Championship
17/12/2022Coventry City3Swansea City3Championship
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