Bristol City and Swansea City face at Ashton Gate Stadium, in a match for the 8th round of the Championship. In the last 3 years these teams met twice: the earliest head‑to‑head was played on 02‑02‑2019 and ended in a (2‑0) win by Bristol City, and the latest on 25‑08‑2018, which ended in a (0‑1) win by Bristol City. Bristol City registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.
Bristol City VS Swansea
21 September 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 8
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Bristol City
The home team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Middlesbrough, by (2‑2). In the last match, they won in an away match against Stoke City, by (1‑2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 46 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 25 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Bristol City has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4.
They haven’t lost any of the last 6 matches for this competition. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 7 matches for this competition.
Bristol has made a very interesting start to the championship, follows in the top positions of the league table, 2 points behind leaders Leeds. In the last played fixture, the home team beat Stoke away by 1-2: goals for Bristol were scored by Diédhiou and Tom Edwards (own goal). In this match against Swansea, the coach Lee Johnson should keep the team in 3-5-2 favoring a ball possession style and looking for spaces in the flanks. Forward Benik Afobe is Bristol’s top scorer with 3 scored goals. The entire squad is available for this match.
Analysis of Swansea City
The away team is currently in the 1st position of the league, with 16 points won, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Leeds United, by (0‑1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Nottingham Forest, by (0‑1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 26 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 39 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Swansea City has won 8 and tied 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 9 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times but have turned the score around in 3.
Swansea City comes unmotivated for this match after losing 0-1 against Nottingham Forest, thus adding the first defeat in this competition. In this match against Bristol City, the coach Steve Cooper must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack in order to explore the enemy’s back. Spaniard Borja Bastón is the star of this visiting team, being this athlete the top scorer with 5 scored goals. There are no major absences for this match.