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          Bristol City vs Stoke City Preview, Tips & Stats

          Bristol City host Stoke City at Ashton Gate this Saturday in match week nine of the Championship. The two sides sit in different halves of the table, with The Robins looking to push to the Play-off and Stoke looking to put a bigger gap between them and the relegation zone.

          The Robins currently sit ninth in the Championship after eight games. With three wins, three draws and two losses, Bristol City have 12 points, leaving them just one point away from the Play-off places.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Bristol City have two wins, one draw and two losses. In the Second round of the League Cup, City faced Norwich. Przemyslaw Placheta scored the only goal in the 1 - 0 win for Norwich. However, City made a comeback against Swansea. Liam Cullen opened the scoring for Swansea but goals from Mark Sykes and Sam Bell gave The Robins the 2 - 1 win.

          It was a goalless draw between Bristol City and West Brom, with The Robins keeping West Brom to zero shots on target. However, Bell, Matty James, Sykes and Harry Cornick were all on the scoresheet in the 4 - 1 win against Plymouth Argyle, who had Adam Randell on the scoresheet.

          Last time out for City was against Leicester. Jamie Vardy converted a penalty in the second half for the only goal as Leicester won 1 - 0.

          Stoke, on the other hand, sit 20th in the Championship. With two wins, one draw and five losses in eight games, Stoke have seven points. This leaves them just two points above the relegation zone.

          In their last five games, Stoke have four losses and one draw. The visit from Preston was not a happy affair for Stoke, who only managed one shot on target as Will Keane bagged a brace for Preston, giving them the 2 - 0 win. The Potters were once again on the losing end when they travelled to Norwich. Jack Stacey scored the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win over Stoke, despite The Potters having more of the possession.

          Matty Pearson opened the scoring for Huddersfield, but Daniel Johson immediately equalised for Stoke. Ben Wilmot then gave Stoke the lead, but an almost immediate equaliser from Jack Rudoni saw the game finish 2 - 2. Andre Vidigal scored for Stoke, but it was ultimately a consolation as Aaron Connolly, Adama Traore and Regan Slater all scored in the 3 - 1 win for Hull.

          Stoke travelled to Bournemouth to face the Premier League side in the Third round of the League Cup. Dominic Solanke and Joe Rothwell both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Bournemouth.

          Bristol City and Stoke have met 62 times in their histories with the first meeting coming back in 1906. Stoke are the better team in this fixture with 27 wins to The Robins’ 20 wins, with the other 15 meetings ending in a share of the points.

          Bristol City Team News

          Nigel Pearson doesn’t have any new injury worries going into the weekend, and is mainly managing the injury to their star summer signing. The Robins signed Ross McCrorie in the summer from Aberdeen for £2 million and he is yet to make an appearance after picking up an injury in preseason.

          Stoke City Team News

          Alex Neil has a number of injuries this weekend. One of the most recent blows Stoke has suffered is to Campbell who was injured after just 13 minutes against Hull City. The other attacking options for Stoke are also injured as Ryan Mmaee and Vidigal are unavailable.