Bristol City set to face Premier League Huddersfield in FA Cup third round

Bristol City have been handed a tough Emirates FA Cup third round tie as they embark their tournament with a home meeting against Premier League opposition in Huddersfield Town.

City will be looking to better last season’s early exit against Watford at Vicarage Road – that saw they endure a 3-0 defeat as they host David Wagner’s side – who currently sit in 17th in the current Premier League table.

After being promoted from the second tier of English football back in 2017, Huddersfield have mounted a valiant effort to life in the first division. They survived relegation in their first ever exploit of Premier League football as well as making a solid start in this campaign.

Bristol City currently sit just six points off of the dreaded relegation zone with their opponents for January’s Emirates FA Cup clash being placed 17 places above them in the footballing pyramid.

Goals have been a problem for both sides as of late with the Robins managing 24 goals in their opening 20 league games and the Terriers finding the back of the net on only nine occasions in 14 league matches. David Wagner’s outfit are currently bottom of the goals scored standings so far this season, in the entire Football League.

Bristol City hold a staggering record against the Premier League side as they have came out victorious in three of the last four matches including back-to-back 4-0 wins at Ashton Gate.

It will be interesting tie to say at the least at Ashton Gate, and a chance for Lee Johnson’s side to test themselves once again after beating four Premier League sides en route to the Carabao Cup semi-finals last season, including Manchester United.

The clash will take place during the weekend of January 5 and will be held at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol.

Picture Credit: The Examiner

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