Bristol City Preview vs Swansea City

Bristol City will be on the road once again as they take on Swansea City on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.

The Robins will travel over the Severn Bridge to take on a Swansea side who gained a valuable point against an impressive Leeds United on Tuesday evening.

City on the other hand thrashed a very poor QPR at Loftus Road.

City have lost just five times against the Swans since 1990 and have lost just twice at the Liberty Stadium since 2005. The two sides have not met for eight years after Swansea being promoted to the top division of English football.

Graham Potter, who led Danish outfit Ostersunds to a remarkable victory over Arsenal away at the Emirates Stadium last season, took over in South Wales and has returned the club to the style of football they played when they were competing in the top-level of English football.

City will come into the game after a crucial win over QPR on Tuesday evening and also securing a loan deal for former Fulham defender Tomas Kalas from Chelsea. The 25-year-old centre-back has made 14 appearances for the Czech national team and enjoyed convincing spells at both Fulham and Middlesbrough, so has Championship experience – which will be vital for Lee Johnson’s side.

Famara Diedhiou will once again sit out of the game after enduring a ludicrous ban from the FA for spitting during City’s clash with Birmingham last season.

Matty Taylor and Andreas Weimann both found the back of the net against QPR and will be looking to emulate that form in Saturday’s tough occasion.

Oli McBurnie will be the one to watch for Swansea City after he bagged two goals on Tuesday evening during a 2-2 draw with Leeds United.

Many see it as a local derby with Bristol being a short drive to Swansea but it will no doubt be a brilliant game on Saturday afternoon.

Prediction: 1-2 – Swansea have a looker a good sight so far this season and they’ll continue that. Potter has improved the football the team play and Bristol City will struggle to cope with The Swans.

Predicted Line-up: Maenpaa, Hunt, Pisano, Webster, Kelly, Eliasson, Brownhill, Pack, Watkins, Taylor, Weimann

Swansea Correspondent Matt’s Predicted Line-up: Mulder, Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Rodon, Olsson, Fer, Carroll, Celina, Asoro, McKay, McBurnie.

Picture Credit: Bristol City


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