Bristol City Preview vs Hull City

Bristol City welcome Hull City to Ashton Gate as they look to emulate Saturday’s performance.

Saturday saw City come out 1-0 winners away to Brentford Nicolas Eliasson bagging his first league goal for the club.

Lee Johnson’s side will face Nigel Adkins’ Hull team who currently sit second-from-bottom in the Championship table, after a lacklustre start to the season.

Hull are unbeaten at Ashton Gate since May 2011, where they ended 12 game loosing streak in Bristol. The two league games last season saw 15 goals scored as Bristol City edged out narrow winner’s in Hull before drawing 5-5 in a high-scoring affair at Ashton Gate.

A notable, but heart-breaking fixture between the two outfits was back in 2008 when over 86,000 spectators packed inside Wembley to witness Hull narrowly beat Bristol City to promotion to the Premier League, with Dean Windass scoring a 38th minute goal.

City defender Nathan Baker will be assessed ahead of the tie after being substituted early on in Saturday’s match at Griffin Park.

Nikki Maenpaa will be expected to return to the squad after being ruled out of Saturday’s game courtesy of a knock picked up against Sheffield Wednesday a few weeks ago.

The Robins threat in a final third seems to be lacking currently with the last seven of the clubs league goals being scored by different players.

It will be a crucial midweek match for both clubs with Hull City looking very likely to battle for relegation and Bristol City hoping to make the play-offs after last season’s hopes coming to nothing.

Prediction: 3-0 Bristol City

Predicted Line-up: O’Leary, Hunt, Webster, Kelly, Dasilva, Eliasson, Brownhill, Pack, Patterson, Taylor, Weimann

Picture Credit: Bristol City


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