Bristol City v Cardiff City. Match preview

By Michael Morris
Last updated : 04 November 2017

C:WindowsTempphp4D5C.tmpBristol City pair Eros Pisano and Nathan Baker remain doubts for the clash with Cardiff at Ashton Gate.

Full-back Pisano injured his hamstring during the 2-0 win at Fulham on what was his first start in the Sky Bet Championship for two months. Central defender Baker missed Tuesday's game at Craven Cottage with a knee injury picked up at Sunderland last weekend. Loan striker Cauley Woodrow returns to the squad after being unable to face his parent club Fulham.

Bristol City skipper Bailey Wright misses the game after retrospectively being banned for simulation.

Joe Bennett will be absent again for Cardiff after missing the 3-1 win over Ipswich in midweek. So Lee Peltier switches over to left-back with Callum Paterson on the opposite flank.

Kenneth Zohore and Aron Gunnarsson face fitness tests on ankle injuries, with Anthony Pilkington ruled out by a dead leg. Matthew Connolly is set to return to the squad after an ankle problem.

Opta stats

The Robins have won two of their last 17 matches against Cardiff in all competitions (D4 L11).

The Bluebirds have won four of their last six trips to Ashton Gate (L2) since a run of 19 games without a win there in all competitions between 1970 and 2010.

Bristol City, who lost their last home league game 3-0 against Leeds, haven't lost back to back home league games by three or more goals since April 1932.

Cardiff have more than double the number of points this season after 15 league games (31) than they had at this stage last season (15).

Bobby Reid has scored nine goals in 15 league appearances this season, as many as he'd managed in his previous 119 games.

Omar Bogle, who scored against Ipswich in his last appearance for Cardiff, hasn't scored in back to back league matches since November 2016 when he played for Grimsby Town in League Two.

Match officials

Referee: MIKE JONES
Assistants: Mark Scholes and Matthew Wilkes
Fourth Official: David Coote

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