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Preview: Bristol City v Sunderland - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Bristol City and Sunderland. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

bristol city When Sunderland Saturday afternoon’s championship will look to bounce back from a disappointing start to the season.

A day after the Robbins took the lead at Hull City and lost, Sunderland did the same, drawing at home to Coventry City.

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When Bristol City scored at Humberside last weekend, Nigel Pearson I would have hoped it was the beginning of something better to come after last season’s efforts.

However, as so many times in the 2021-22 season, Bristol City conceded a goal deep in extra time to lose 2-1.

Pearson and club supporters argued the referee’s decision was not on their side and positives can be taken from their performance at MKM Stadium.

Nonetheless, from the look of the defeat, Robbins feels like he’s already caught up, and a change of fortune on Saturday feels inevitable.

Bristol City ended their most recent campaign with a four-match unbeaten streak at Ashton Gate, earning six points in the process.

Sunderland manager Alex Neal on 8 March 2022© Reuters

As far as Sunderland is concerned, Alex Neal I’m relatively happy to go back to the second tier and pass the first fixture without being defeated.

That said, conceding an equalizer for Coventry in the 84th minute left the mood down until the final whistle, and Neil hopes it won’t last long term.

On a positive note, playing in front of a crowd of over 40,000 in the Championship is a spectacle the club have been striving for since their relegation in 2018, and some of the spoils will get the ball rolling into this season. I’m here. .

The Black Cats have one of the tougher starts to the season, with games scheduled against Sheffield United and Norwich City before the end of August.

Their schedule increases the importance of collecting points from this match, creating some distance to the relegation zone.

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Blackpool's Ellis Sims celebrates after scoring his second goal against Oxford United in the League One play-offs on 18 May 2021© Reuters

Pearson could make at least one change to Bristol City’s starting lineup. Zack Viner I battled an illness earlier this week.

Tim Klose is waiting to join the team, but that could be the only change after their last positive performance.

apart from Jack Clark Last time he was on the scoresheet from an unfamiliar wingback role, Neil might be tempted to use him further forward.

Dennis Sarkin A replacement at centre-back could lead to a transition to that role, but the Sunderland boss could choose not to change personnel too much.

Ellis Sims is an alternative means of attack at the location of Elliot Embleton When Alex Pritchard at risk.

Candidates for the Bristol City starting XI:
Bentley; Klose, Naismith, Atkinson. Sykes, Williams, James, DaSilva.Scott; Wyman, Martin

Sunderland’s possible starting line-up:
Paterson; Ballard, Butt, and Sarkin. Gooch, Evans, Neil, Clark.Embleton; Stewart Pritchard

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Bristol City 1-1 Sunderland.

Both competitive teams are confident they can stay focused longer than they did last week. Nevertheless, with that in mind, we can only see a low-scoring draw between two evenly matched teams.

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