Bristol City make the trip across the bridge to Swansea for a clash that always promises some heat this Saturday. Both sides have had disappointing starts to the season and will be eager to get some more points on the board with a win.
Swansea sit 20th in the Championship currently. With two draws and two losses in four games, The Swans sit on two points, just two spots above the relegation zone. Swansea are in desperate need of a win if they want to make substantial moves back up the table.
The Swans opened their season with a 1 - 1 draw with Birmingham, with Jerry Yates scoring late on to bag Swansea a point. However, the first away day ended in defeat to West Brom. Harry Darling and Nathan Wood both scored late on, but it wasn’t enough to push for an equaliser as West Brom won 3 - 2. Swansea played out yet another 1 - 1 draw at home, this time to Coventry with Yates once again scoring. Last time out in the Championship was a trip to Preston, where Swansea took the lead through Harrison Ashby, but ultimately lost 2 - 1.
Swansea hosted Premier League side Bournemouth in their Second Round match up in the League Cup. Matt Grimes converted his penalty and Jamei Paterson scored in Swansea’s 3 - 2 loss to Bournemouth as they crashed out of the League Cup.
Bristol City are six spots above their opponents for this weekend in 14th. In four games The Robins have picked up one win, two draws and one loss, leaving them on five points. However, of the three teams on five points, Bristol City do have the worst goal difference.
The Robins’ first game was against Preston and despite taking the lead early in the second half through Sam Bell, the game ended in a 1 - 1 draw. The first away day of the season was to Millwall where after an even game Matty James popped up with a winner in the 94th minute. The one loss came 2 - 0 to Birmingham, where City went down to ten men after Robert Dickie was sent off. Nahki Wells grabbed the equaliser for City in the 1 - 1 draw against Hull City in their last league action.
City met fellow Championship side Norwich in the League Cup. The Robins could only manage one shot on target as Przemyslaw Placheta scored in the early stages of the second half as Norwich won 1 - 0 and booked their spot in the next round.
Swansea and Bristol City have met 77 times in their histories with The Robins having the advantage in the fixture. City have won 30 times whereas The Swans have been the winning side on 24 occasions. However, draws are almost as common with points being shared 23 times, twice in the last five meetings.
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