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            Leicester City vs Bristol City Preview, Tips & Stats

            Bristol City travel to the King Power Stadium this weekend to take on Leicester City. With both sides having strong starts to the season, a win this weekend will be extremely important for both sides’ promotion hopes.

            Leicester currently sit second in the Championship after seven games. With six wins and one loss, The Foxes have accumulated 18 points so far, just one point behind top of the league Preston. Despite being on equal points with Ipswich, Leicester sit above them purely on goal difference.

            In their last five games in all competitions Leicester have four wins and one draw. Kasey McAteer drew first blood against Rotherham in the first half, though Fred Onyedinma equalised early in the second half. However, McAteer scored again late on to grab the 2 - 1 win. In the Second Round of the League Cup Leicester visited Tranmere. Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy both scored in the 2 - 0 win.

            In a somewhat shock loss, Liam Delap scored the only goal as Hull City won 1 - 0 even with Leicester’s 21 shots, though only one of those shots were on target. Vardy scored the first goal against Southampton within the first minute with McAteer and Ndidi also finding the back of the net before halftime. Stephy Mavididi also scored as The Foxes took home a 4 - 1 win against a ten man Southampton.

            Most recently Leicester travelled to Norwich. Kelechi Iheanacho converted a penalty along with a goal from McAteer in the 2 - 0 win for Leicester on Wednesday.

            Bristol City, on the other hand, sit just five places below their opponents in seventh. With three wins, three draws and one loss, City have 12 points to their name, leaving them on level points with the final Play-off place.

            In their last five games in all competitions The Robins have two wins, two draws and one loss. Ozan Tufan opened the scoring for Hull in the 1 - 1 draw at the end of August. Nahki Wells levelled the game in the 62nd minute and neither team could find a winner. In the Second round of the League Cup, City faced Norwich. Przemyslaw Placheta scored the only goal of the game as Norwich secured the 1 - 0 win.

            In the fierce derby between Swansea and City, despite The Swans going ahead through Liam Cullen, Mark Sykes and Sam Bell both scored to give The Robins the 2 - 1 win. The visit from West Brom saw the visitors fail to register a single shot on target as they played out a 0 - 0 draw.

            The most recent outing for City was against Plymouth Argyle in the midweek fixture. Bell, Matty James, Sykes and Harry Cornick all scored in the 4 - 1 win despite having less possession.

            Leicester and Bristol City have met 67 times in their histories, with the fixture dating back to 1901. The Foxes have the upper hand in the fixture with 28 wins to City’s 20 wins, with the remaining 19 games ending in a draw.

            Leicester City Team News

            Ezno Maresca still has a couple of injury worries going into the weekend. New signing Tom Cannon is still out and even yet to train after an injury was highlighted in his medical. Denis Praet is also out with no clear return date just yet.

            Bristol City Team News

            Nigel Pearson also has some injury concerns. Ross McCrorie, who joined the club this summer, is still out and will continue to be unavailable until 2024. Andi Weimann is also still out, not making the match day squad for the Plymouth Argyle game.

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