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Match Preview | Bristol City v Albion

Darnell Furlong, Conor Townsend and Dara O'Shea away shirts hanging up

West Bromwich Albion travel to Bristol City in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

Both sides needed third-round replays to reach this stage of the competition, with the Baggies overcoming non-league Chesterfield and the Robins narrowly getting the better of Swansea City.

Albion, five-time winners of the FA Cup, will be hoping to progress beyond Bristol City and reach the fifth round for the first time since the 2019/20 campaign. This weekend's opponents have made it to the last 16 in two of the last four years, but have never lifted the trophy.

Follow the game live

Albion supporters with an existing WBA TV subscription can listen to all the action from Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie on WBA Radio. 

The usual audio passes will not be available due to the rights held by the FA over the competition.

However, monthly audio passes priced at £4.50 remain available to purchase for those wishing to listen to Albion's clash with the Robins. Secure an active subscription here.

Updates will also be provided throughout the day across the club's social media channels.

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Our opponents

Bristol City head into this weekend's cup tie having not lost since Albion's visit to Ashton Gate on Boxing Day.

The Robins have played out five draws over 90 minutes in all competitions in their six matches after being beaten 2-0 by Carlos Corberán's side, winning the other. 

Nigel Pearson's men needed 210 minutes of football in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup to squeeze beyond Swansea City, drawing 1-1 at Ashton Gate before winning 2-1 AET in South Wales in the replay.

Bristol City have taken four points from their last two league matches, beating Birmingham 4-2 and drawing 1-1 with Blackburn, with both games taking place in front of their own supporters. 

Saturday's hosts haven't enjoyed too many lengthy runs into the latter stages of the world's most famous club cup competition and have only made it past the fifth round on three occasions - 1973/74 when they reached the last eight, 1919/20 when they made the last four and 1908/09, the year in which they lost to Manchester United in the final.

They have, however, secured a spot in the last 16 in two of the last four campaigns, and they'll be eyeing up a fifth-round ticket once again in 2022/23.

Robins players Alex Scott (left) and Zak Vyner (right)

From the Albion Archive

We don't need to delve too deep into the archive to pick out a memorable match at Ashton Gate.

The Baggies claimed a 2-0 win there in the Sky Bet Championship on Boxing Day thanks to strikes from Matty Phillips and Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Relive that away-day victory below.


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One for the stattos

The Baggies faced Bristol City as recently as 2016 in the Emirates FA Cup.

The initial third-round tie took place at The Hawthorns and finished 2-2, with Saido Berahino and James Morrison on target for Tony Pulis' side.

Albion came through the replay at Ashton Gate on a freezing cold night courtesy of a single goal, scored by Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon.

Salomon Rondon finds the net at Ashton Gate in January 2016

Colours for the cup

The Baggies will wear their green and yellow away kit for Saturday's fourth-round tie at Bristol City.

Albion wore the same colours at Ashton Gate on Boxing Day when Carlos Corberán's men won 2-0.

It will be the fifth consecutive match away from The Hawthorns in which the Baggies have worn their green and yellow kit.

Brandon Thomas-Asante celebrates scoring against Bristol City on Boxing Day

Ticket details

Tickets are now sold out for Saturday's trip to the West Country.

The Baggies will be backed by just shy of 3,500 supporters at Ashton Gate as they set their sights on the last 16 of the Emirates FA Cup.

A ticket graphic for Albion's FA Cup game against Bristol City