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Albion v Bristol City match preview

18 September 2018

ALBION host Bristol City at The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening as Darren Moore’s men look to continue their impressive home form.

The opposition 

Bristol City have made a strong start to the season and currently sit third in the Sky Bet Championship table on 14 points from their first seven fixtures.

Lee Johnson’s side finished 11th last season and notably reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, beating Manchester United in the last eight before going out to Manchester City.

They had a busy summer, bringing in the likes of Marley Watkins, Adam Webster, Andreas Weimann, Mo Eisa and Niki Maenpaa - but also losing Aden Flint, Hordur Magnusson, Bobby Reid and Joe Bryan.

Last time out 

The most recent fixture between the two teams was an FA Cup third round replay at Ashton Gate after a 2-2 draw in the original game at The Hawthorns.

Salomon Rondon’s second half effort was enough to send the Baggies through to the fourth round with a 1-0 win in 2016.

Rondon nets against City a couple of years ago

Stats

Albion

  • The Baggies have won four home matches in a row at home - scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • Albion have triumphed 4-1 the last two times they’ve hosted Bristol City in the league (2007 & 2009).
  • From the 24 Hawthorns meetings between Albion and City in all competitions, the Baggies have won 12, there have been 9 draws and the Robins have been victorious on just three occasions.

Bristol City

  • The Robins have won their last four league matches.
  • They haven’t won five in a row in the second tier since 2004.
  • City came out on top in the last Championship meeting between the sides, winning 2-1 back in February 2010 at Ashton Gate.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from the most recent Hawthorns meeting between Albion and the Robins...

Head to head 

The overall head-to-head record sees Albion come out on top.

Of the 47 matches that have been played, the Baggies have won 19 times, Bristol City have been victorious on 13 occasions and there have been 15 draws.

Ticket news

Seats for the clash are on general sale.

Tickets are priced at adults £20/£23, seniors £15/£17, students & U23s £15, U18s & disabled £10 and U11s just £5.

Seats can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Bristol City is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Tuesday night.

Albion fans can also enjoy the clash with the Robins live on iFollow. The fixture is available for £10 in the UK and Republic of Ireland or £5 elsewhere. Coverage includes live audio commentary from WBA Radio.
 
To purchase a match pass for the game, click here.
 
You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.
 
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