An upturn in form as the New Year began saw a run of 7 consecutive wins (and 5 clean sheets along the way) to move the Ashton Gate outfit up to 5th place. However, they were unable to maintain the form, and the next 9 fixtures bought 2 wins and only 1 win from their last 6 games to leave them with an 8th place finish.
After losing promising left-back Lloyd Kelly to Premier League side Bournemouth, The Robins will be looking to retain the services of Senegalese forward Famara Diedhiou if they are to push on further towards a play-off spot or better this season.
Bristol City Opening Fixtures
Bristol City managed to avoid all three of the relegated clubs from the Premier League as well as the three promoted teams from League One. Instead, their opening six is split between three teams who finished in the top 7 and three from the bottom 13. It’s a home game against Leeds to start, followed by a trip to Birmingham City then a home fixture against Queens Park Rangers. Two away game follow, at Derby County and Hull before a home tie against Middlesbrough finish off the first set of fixtures.
Bristol City Penalty Takers
Diedhiou and fellow forward Matty Taylor both converted their single penalty in the 18/19 season.
Bristol City EFL Fantasy Picks
Forward Famara Diedhiou returned 13 goals and 3 assists in 41 games while experienced wide man Andreas Weimann produced 10 goals, 5 assists in 44 games. At the back, former Chelsea players Tomas Kalas and Jay Dasilva offer defensive returns, alongside ‘keeper David Raya signed from Blackburn.
Bristol City Predicted Lineup
4-2-3-1: Raya; Hunt, Webster, Kalas, Dasilva; Brownhill, Pack; Weimann, O’Dowda, Eliasson; Diedhiou