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Match Preview: Bristol City v Norwich City

30 October 2020

Norwich City travel to Ashton Gate for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Bristol City (12.30pm KO).

In our Match Preview, you’ll find all you need to know about the Robins, the officials in charge of the game, and how you can follow the action live.

The opposition

After beginning the 2020/21 league campaign with four wins out of four, it’s now been four games without a win for Bristol City.

Coventry City, Stoke City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest were all beaten by Dean Holden’s side, who also beat Exeter City and Northampton Town on their way to the third round of the Carabao Cup, where they were eliminated by Aston Villa.

Since then, however, three points were thrown away courtesy of a 102nd minute equaliser at Barnsley, which was followed by defeats to Middlesbrough and AFC Bournemouth with a draw against Swansea City sandwiched in between.

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Four wins, two draws and two defeats from the opening eight matches is a record that leaves Bristol City on 14 points, the same number as Norwich.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, the Robins are sixth, one place ahead of the Canaries on goal difference.


In the 72 meetings between Norwich City and Bristol City since 1909, there have been 34 Norwich wins, 20 Bristol City wins and 18 draws.

In our previous visit to Ashton Gate, equalising goals from Marco Stiepermann and Max Aarons secured a 2-2 draw in the Championship.

We have a favourable recent record against the Robins, having won five and drawn three of the last eight meetings in the second tier since 2010.

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Ref watch

Jarred Gillett has been appointed to take charge of Saturday’s game, with Paul Hodskinson and Philip Dermott and Tim Robinson the fourth official.

Gillett has overseen seven games across the Championship, League One and Carabao Cup so far this season, handing out 26 yellow cards and two reds.

Saturday’s game will be the first time Gillett has been involved in a Norwich match, having spent the majority of his career officiating in the Australian A-League.

How to watch

Because the match has been selected for broadcast by Sky Sports in the UK, the match is not available to be watched via iFollow domestically, as well as with any existing international passes.

However, you can purchase audio passes to listen to our match with the Robins with BBC Radio Norfolk commentary. To subscribe, click here.

For fans who don't have a Sky Sports subscription, the match will be broadcast in Yellows Bar and Grill. The bar opens at 12pm - book your table here!

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By clicking the cog icon on the video player and selecting ‘away audio’, fans will be able to tune into live commentary from BBC Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will provide regular updates.

To learn more about the variety of passes on offer to supporters this season, click here.

If you have any questions around our iFollow service, please check out answers to some FAQs here. Alternatively, please email

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