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MATCH PREVIEW ~ Fulham visit Bristol City ~ Cham MD09 21/22

last updated Friday 24th September 2021, 12:53 PM

Match Preview

Bristol City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 09 21/22 at Ashton Gate

Saturday 25th September 2021    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
Marco Silva
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Bristol City coach Nigel Pearson
Bristol City coach
Nigel Pearson
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Fulham head into Saturday's fixture with Bristol City at Ashton Gate looking to bounce back from two defeats in their last three Championship fixtures.

Despite sitting seven places adrift of the visitors, Bristol City can move to within a point of their opponents if they end their winless home streak.

Having reached the international break with five successive wins in all competitions, Marco Silva would have had total confidence that Fulham would pick up where they left off during September.

However, surprise league defeats against Blackpool and Reading have resulted in the Cottagers dropping down to second position, two points adrift of unbeaten Bournemouth.

Silva will be relatively content with where Fulham sit in the standings at this stage of the season, but the Portuguese is under increasing pressure to get the team back on track.

Some of his second-string made a case for more opportunities in the Championship during their goalless draw with Leeds United in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, Rodrigo Muniz missed the decisive penalty in the subsequent shootout, and Silva may have a job to lift the high-profile summer signing.

There was a time earlier in the season when there were question marks over whether Nigel Pearson was the right fit for this Bristol City squad.

Pearson will feel that he has delivered a definitive answer in recent weeks with the Robins collecting eight points from a possible 12.

The wait for a win at Ashton Gate has been extended to 14 matches, but away victories at Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers have catapulted Bristol City up the table.

Chris Martin ended a four-game streak without a goal at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium before Nakhi Wells netted his first league strike of the campaign against his former club.

Source Darren Plant at SportsMole
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