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Match Pack: Bristol City v Norwich City

31 October 2020

Happy Halloween! Let’s hope we’re in for more treats than tricks this afternoon, as we take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate in the Championship’s early kick-off (12.30pm).

Since our 1-1 draw against Brentford on Tuesday night, we’ve been researching the Robins for all your pre-match goodness! Use the links below for today’s reading material.

Match Preview

Providing information on Bristol City’s season so far, the referees in charge of this afternoon’s game, and how to follow the action live, our Match Preview has all you need to know!

There’s also an encouraging head-to-head record against the Robins included - did you know we’re unbeaten against them in the last eight meetings?

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Team News: Quintilla ruled out of Bristol trip

In yesterday’s pre-match press conference, head coach Daniel Farke provided the latest injury update, explaining that Xavi Quintilla will miss this afternoon’s game.

Thankfully, we saw on Tuesday night that Jacob Sorensen is capable of doing a job at left-back!

The boss also gave updates on the fitness of Christoph Zimmermann and Josh Martin.

Daniel Farke: Our situation makes success in Championship harder, but we relish the challenge

When City won the Championship in 2018-19, they did so under relatively low expectations, at least compared to this season, when we’re one of the favourites for promotion.

"Two years ago, everyone was talking about Leeds, Aston Villa etc,” Farke said. “But this season, everyone is talking about us. Our reputation has grown and therefore it's more difficult for us to be successful.

"But it's been good to see us grind out results early on."

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Ask the Expert: Bristol City (A)

Want to know more about the Robins and their ambitions for this season? Who better to learn from than a reporter who covers them week in, week out?

This week, we spoke to Gregor Macgregor, who covers Bristol City’s fortunes for Bristol Live, to address the club’s form, injuries and more.

Memorable Match: Bristol City 0-3 Norwich City

If this afternoon’s game is anything like this one, we’re in for a treat!

Back in 2010, goals from Simeon Jackson and Wes Hoolahan gave the Canaries a 3-0 win at Ashton Gate to move up to third in the Championship.

It was early days in the season, but we all know what went on to happen at the end of 2010-11!

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How to watch: Bristol City v Norwich City

Today’s game is being broadcast on Sky Sports, but not on iFollow.

However, supporters without a Sky Sports subscription can still watch the game by booking a table at Yellows Bar & Grill!

The Carrow Road venue has recently reopened, providing tasty food and drink in a COVID-secure environment, while showing the game live.


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