Birmingham City v Bristol City: TV details, how to watch, injury and team news

Everything you need to know ahead of Bristol City’s visit to the Midlands tomorrow evening
Bristol City were victorious in their last visit to St Andrews. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)Bristol City were victorious in their last visit to St Andrews. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Bristol City were victorious in their last visit to St Andrews. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Bristol City are in midweek action in the Championship as they hope to build on Saturday’s win with a trip to St Andrews to face Birmingham City.

The Robins ended their 13-game win for a home win on Saturday, defeating Barnsley 2-1 with Andreas Weimann scoring twice after Aaron Leya had put the Tykes in front.

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Tuesday’s opponents Birmingham also claimed a confidence boosting-win as they claimed their sixth point from a possible nine with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough, with Scott Hogan and Marc Roberts on target.

The two teams are neck-and-neck in the table and are separated by goal difference with Birmingham scoring three fewer than conceding one less than City.

Last season, each side had a victory over one another with the most recent a 3-0 win for Bristol in March 2021 with Kasey Palmer, Antoine Semenyo and Callum O’Dowda netting.

This will be the 70th meeting between the two with the first stretching back to 1902 when the opposition was known as Small Heath. Birmingham hold the better record with 34 wins to City’s 18, whilst there have also been 17 draws.

What’s the latest team news?

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Missing for the Robins is Cameron Pring, who is out with a leg injury and will likely return after the international break. Pring’s defensive partner Nathan Baker is another absentee, he was admitted to hospital after sustaining a head injury against West Brom.

Expected to miss out on a number of matches is Andy King, the Wales international has had surgery to repair hamstring damage.

Youth striker Tommy Conway (ankle), midfielder Joe Williams (hamstring) and forward player Antoine Semenyo are all hoping to return to training next week which could bolster Pearson’s options.

What’s the latest team news for Birmingham City?

No one is suspended for the Blues, but Gary Gardner is in risk of a suspension having accumulated four yellow cards in his 11 appearances this season.

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Two first-team players will be missing for Birmingham for this match with Man United loanee Tahith Chong ruled out due to a groin injury. Defender Kristian Pedersen, who has played eight times this season is missing as a result of a hamstring injury, with both players set to return in late November.

Academy forward Adan George, who has one senior appearance for Birmingham, is a long-term casualty as a result of an anterior cruicament ligament injury.

In terms of players to watch out for tomorrow, Scott Hogan is their top scorer with four goals in 13 appearances this season. They also have former Watford captain Troy Deeney in their ranks.

Angolan international Jérémie Bela has two assists to his name this season and will want to make an impact given the absence of Chong.

Predicted line-ups

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Birmingham City: Sarkic; Sanderson, Roberts, Friend, Graham, Gardner, Sunjic, Pedersen, Hogan, McGree, Deeney

Bristol City: Bentley, Dasilva, Atkinson, Kalas, Tanner, James, Bakinson, Massengo, Weimann, Martin, Wells

Is the match on TV?

Yes, if you are a SkySports subscriber you will be able to watch the match on Sky Sports Arena with coverage beginning five minutes before kick-off at 7:40 pm.

If you are unable to watch the game on television then you can watch the game on the go on the Sky Go app.

How can I watch highlights?

Highlights will be available throughout the night on Sky Sports News, whilst a condensed highlights package will be available on Bristol City’ YouTube channel after midnight.

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