Bristol City vs. Swansea | Friday 20 August 2021, 07:45 PM | Sky sports
Bristol City welcomes Swansea to Ashton Gate Friday night as they embark on a quest for straight wins since last February
The Robins scored their first win of the campaign midweek at the Reading away tournament, while Swansea are still adjusting to life under Russell Martin, who was appointed just days before the start of the season. The Swans have one win, one draw and two losses in all competitions led by former MK Don boss
Robins' manager Nigel Pearson decided to freshen up his squad ahead of a trip to weakened Reading on Tuesday, bringing the seasoned duo Thomas Kalas and Danny Simpson back to the top four, while Cameron Pring took on the role of left midfielder when they returned to Scheme 4 -4-1-1, Andy Weymann plays in support of lone striker Chris Martin
This shake-up seems to have worked and helped fix some of the issues they might have faced in their first matches. They later came under pressure, but in the end they resisted, which no doubt boosted their self-confidence.
A tougher test is expected on Friday, however, and this Swans outfit still lives up to its new identity, which will naturally take a while. High pressure from Stockholm was sort of a plan for all of Martin's opponents this season, and he has been successful again, and no doubt Pearson will take a similar approach when he is out of possession. ) Situations like this strain the nerves of the fans and naturally create a difficult atmosphere, so it might be ideal that they get back on the road. They will improve over time, but so far their style of play causes big problems when they are turned over in their own half.
In Swansea's defense, they must try to do so without injuring some key players. Kyle Naughton and Ryan Bennett will surely start in the top three, while Corey Smith and Liam Walsh are natural ball players who will excel in this line-up.
Either way, Martin has a thin team at his disposal, and this is reflected in his youthful bench in recent weeks. Ethan Laird is on loan from Manchester United and may make his full debut, while Joel Piro has made an impression on the bench lately as he embarks on life in a new country
... One would expect Bristol City to call the XI unchanged since they have chosen the winning formula for now. Now the question is whether they can repeat their success away from home, but since Swansea is likely to dominate a lot of ball possession this shouldn't worry them too much.
It will indeed be a case of repeating their Tuesday to Friday antics, and they need to be sure to get another win under their belt.
Swansea are stronger than Bristol City, but I think this midweek streak at the start of the season could be a big handicap for Swansea. While you can argue that this is a chance to get them used to a new style of play, they would probably prefer to do it on the training ground, and of course, when the midweek games come around, it becomes more of a rest and recovery than the huge ones. effort. the amount of tactical work, especially since they have injuries and cannot risk even more.
Bristol City hasn't convinced me yet, but I think Swansea has more questions to be answered at this point. The league table by the end of the season will indeed reflect who is better, but I would say Bristol City is a little more stable now. I will take the 7/4 win at home ( Betfred ), but I also expect both teams to score as well and the 11/10 (MansionBet) price is too good to pass up.
I naturally expected it to be a tight game anyway, so I would also take a chance and score an accurate 2-1 score at 11/1 ( BetVictor ).
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