Bristol City vs West Brom Match Analysis & Prediction
16/09/2023 5:00 pm
Bristol City will be looking to stop a recent winless home run on Saturday when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to Ashton Gate Stadium for a Championship match.
Only one point separates these teams in eighth and 11th places in the standings respectively, but a win at Ashton Gate for either side could move them into the top six.
As it stands, Bristol City would be delighted with their start to 2023-24, with Nigel Pearson’s side collecting eight points from five matches and losing just once, but a 2-0 scoreline to unbeaten Birmingham City.
However, Pearson is yet to oversee a league victory at Ashton Gate this season, and will hope that comes against one of his former teams.
West Brom appeared to be making considerable positive strides under Carlos Corberan, having put together a three-game unbeaten run in the league.
In picking up seven points from matches against Swansea City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough, West Brom were soon looking to break into the top six.
However, a surprise 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town has halted the Baggies in their tracks, with Jack Rudoni scoring a last-gasp winner at The Hawthorns.
The West Midlands outfit are also yet to keep a single clean sheet, shipping nine goals from their five Championship matches so far.
Bristol City vs. West Brom Head to head
In the 30 previous meetings between these two teams, Bristol City have claimed eight victories while West Brom have won 15, and they have drawn in seven. West Brom have scored 52 goals and conceded 33 in the process.
23/10/2021West Bromwich Albion3Bristol City0Championship
19/03/2022Bristol City2West Bromwich Albion2Championship
18/10/2022West Bromwich Albion0Bristol City2Championship
26/12/2022Bristol City0West Bromwich Albion2Championship
28/01/2023Bristol City3West Bromwich Albion0FA Cup
Bristol City Team News
Barring any fitness issues, Pearson may decide to select the same Bristol City starting lineup from the victory at Swansea City.
Taylor Gardner-Hickman came through 69 minutes on his first start for the club at right-back and is expected to keep George Tanner out of the side.
Bristol City's Last 5 Matches
19/08/2023Bristol City0Birmingham City2Championship
25/08/2023Hull City1Bristol City1Championship
29/08/2023Bristol City0Norwich City1League Cup
02/09/2023Swansea City1Bristol City2Championship
West Brom Team News
Of the West Brom players who missed the defeat to Huddersfield, Semi Ajayi should be back in contention and may start ahead of Kyle Bartley.
Jeremy Sarmiento will also expect to earn a Championship debut at some stage, the Brighton & Hove Albion loanee an option to replace either Jed Wallace or Matt Phillips.
West Brom's Last 5 Matches
08/08/2023Stoke City2West Bromwich Albion1League Cup
12/08/2023West Bromwich Albion3Swansea City2Championship
18/08/2023Leeds United1West Bromwich Albion1Championship
26/08/2023West Bromwich Albion4Middlesbrough2Championship
02/09/2023West Bromwich Albion1Huddersfield Town2Championship
Bristol City vs. West Brom: Odds and Predictions
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