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Bristol City Match Preview

14 January 2020

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Bristol City Match Preview

14 January 2020

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to this evenings Emirates FA Cup replay with Bristol City

Tonight Shrewsbury Town face Bristol City in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup with a home game against the World Champions awaiting the winner. When we last met, a week or so ago, City were in a bit of a rough patch, form-wise but they've since beaten Wigan away with a couple of late goals that will help confidence-wise. As you'll probably know, Town lost 2-0 away to Doncaster and drew at home with Lincoln City in their two games since playing Bristol City.

Bristol's away winning on Saturday means that their away record is better than their home record to the tune of just one game. They've also scored more goals away with 22 on the road but having also conceded 22, their away goal difference is zero.

Head to Head

We've played each-other three times this century, two 1-1 draws at Ashton Gate and a 3-2 win at Montgomery Waters Meadow in 2014. Town last beat City in 1998 in the League Cup, 4-3 but were beaten 4-0 at Ashton gate and went out of the competition.

Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)

Andreas Weimann 9
Famara Diedhiou 7(2))

Assists

Niclas Eliasson 10
Jack Hunt 4

Stats

Bristol City have failed to score in just two of their away games this season.

They've also kept two clean sheets away from home this season.

The second half of their games have seen far more activity with 13 scored in the first half as opposed to 31 scored in the second half.

The final 15 minutes of away games have seen City score 8 goals but concede 10.

Referee

David Webb from Lancashire. Games this season: 19. Yellow cards: 53. Red cards: 0.

Squad News

Max O'Leary will be cup-tied again.

Neither manager has reported any new injuries from the weekend.

Summary

You'd imagine that neither of the managers involved tonight will have to motivate the players to a great extent with a huge game the reward for the winners. We played really well at Ashton Gate but since then, result's haven't been too great since. By contrast, City had a good away win at the weekend and had a weeks rest before it so are rightly favourites to progress. However, we've been here before, we know what can happen occasionally for teams like us, under the lights in front of a home crowd. Will there be the proverbial fairytale? If we can make life difficult for them from the first minute, we have a chance.

COYB!!!

Marcus


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