Bristol City vs Preston North End in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday. Coverage gets under way live on Sky Sports Football Red Button at 15:01pm
Bristol City suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat to Luton at Kenilworth Road on Saturday,
which was just the second time they’ve been on the losing side in the Championship this term.
They beat Reading 1-0 before the international break, having recorded three successive draws with Brentford, Preston and Swansea before that.
The two sides 1st met here back in Nov 1901, a scoreless draw and it took the Robins till their twentieth visit to record a success, winning 1-0 in December 1967.
In their following21 games they managed four a lot of wins, as well as their biggest in Feb 2011,
when they went away with the points following a 4-0 triumph, however, since then PNE have gone twelve undefeated.
The hosts are victorious by scorelines of 4-0, 5-1 (twice), 4-1 and 5-0 – that came within the solfa syllable Cup in 1935,
however the most important league success was conjointly a ‘five star display’, as Lee Johnson’s men were crushed in April 2017 which is our featured game…
On the night, North end preserved their Championship Play-Off hopes with a five-goal thrashing of then relegation-threatened Bristol city.
Tom Barkhuizen’s sixth in eleven games place North finish a goal up at the break, because the Robins largely unsuccessful the hosts.
The floodgates opened once the break, 1st once Callum Robinson went down and Aiden McGeady weblike from the spot.
Bristol City vs Preston North End Team News
It had been an impressiveidable} run of form to place the Lilywhites in competition for the highest six,
with simply 2 defeats from the flip of the year, however with thirteen attracts from forty games it absolutely was still planning to be powerful.
Although needing the points for equally necessary reasons, Bristol city capitulated to their twenty first and largest league defeat of the season.
The best of City’s probabilities came before the break, with David Cotterill, Bailey Wright
and Tammy patriarch unable to beat Chris Maxwell within the Deepdale side’s goal.
It proved expensive because the in-form Barkhuizen eventually found the simplest way past their keeper Frank Fielding
and once McGeady and Clarke had extended the scoreline,
Robinson smashed in double once neat build up play to allow PNE’s goal distinction a lift within the battle for a top-six place.
Bristol City vs Preston North End Match officials
Making his 1st trip to Deepdale this season could be a match official we’ve got not seen for twelve months, with Andy Davies appointed as referee.
We last saw Andy in PR1 for the first season native hat with Bolton Wanderers last season; the sport finishing 2-2.
That was the officials’ second-only time of taking charge at Deepdale and he’ll be creating the long trip up from Hampshire for the game.
His 1st trip here was back in Jan 2018, once he was referee for a 1-1 draw with Birmingham city.
Whilst that was his 1st game as Deepdale, the match official has taken charge of North finish games within the past, as well as the gap game of the 2016/17 at Reading.
How To Follow Bristol City vs Preston North End
All UK subscribers, or people who need to pay attention to the game instead of watch it,
can still be able to receive audio commentary the fixture. Jonathan and Paul are on air from 2.45pm.
UK Subscribers may watch the complete game back on-line, with the commentary, from twelve noonday on Sunday – with the full 90 minutes of action offered.
H2H Bristol City vs Preston North End
Bristol City and Charlton haven’t met in a league game since February 2016, a 1-0 win in the final game before Lee Johnson took charge of the Robins.
The last league meeting between the teams at Ashton Gate was on Boxing Day in 2015, with Charlton equalising in the 90th minute to earn a 1-1 draw.
Bristol City are looking to keep a clean sheet in three consecutive home league games for the first time since March 2015 when they were in League One.
Charlton have lost just one of their last six away league outings (W3 D2), scoring exactly two goals in five of those six matches (the other a 0-2 loss at Wigan).
In all competitions, Bristol City have lost just one of their last 13 matches played on Wednesday (W7 D5 L1), a 2-0 home defeat to Fulham in February 2017.
Sky Bet Championship.
7:30pm, Wednesday 22nd July 2020.