FootyMAD Bristol City match preview

History of the Bristol City v Swindon Town fixture

Swindon face a trip to Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Robins will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 23 and win only 5 of the 41 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2002, with Bristol City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Wed 19 MarSwindon1 - 1Bristol CityLD2
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBristol City2 - 0SwindonLD2
2001/2002Sun 13 JanSwindon1 - 2Bristol CityLD2
2001/2002Sat 18 AugBristol City3 - 1SwindonLD2
2000/2001Sat 10 FebSwindon1 - 1Bristol CityLD2
2000/2001Sat 09 SepBristol City0 - 1SwindonLD2
1998/1999Mon 28 DecBristol City3 - 1SwindonLD1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Robins in those games, with 3 conceded.

The Robins have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Robins's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Bristol City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Two, picking up 17 points from their 11 games so far. Swindon are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 20 points from 11 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Robins, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Swindon Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
12 games since last defeat.