Is Swansea City v Bristol City on TV? How to watch, team news and form guide
Bristol City make the trip to South Wales this Sunday as they face Swansea City at the Swansea.com Stadium in the EFL Championship.
After missing out on Wednesday night's win against Reading, Nigel Pearson has returned ready for Sunday’s derby trip to Swansea.
The Robins earned themselves three points after a hard fought battle that they managed to see off after taking a two goal advantage within 47 minutes after goals from Antoine Smenyo and an own goal from Royals defender Micheal Morrison.
Swansea have just come off the back of a 3-0 away defeat at the bet365 stadium where they saw Stoke score all three goals in the second half after having dominated the whole match. Scorers Jacob Brown, Lewis Baker and Jaden Philogene-Bidace were what piled on the misery for the Welsh side.
What’s the latest team news for Bristol City?
After coming off the back of a successful home win for Bristol City, there were concerns over French midfielder Han Noah Massengo and Irish international Calum O’Dowda. Both players were forced to come off with Massengo having problems due to his hips and O’dowda with a suspected knee injury.
Pearson has confirmed that O’Dowda will be out for “a number of weeks” but Massengo could still be due a return depending on how training goes tomorrow.
Nahki Wells was out with COVID 19 but is unsure if the striker could make a return for Sunday’s derby with the red’s boss saying “We can’t just make the assumption that players who experienced COVID can shake it off in a few days.”
Pearson has said this is down due to the “unpredictability of the situation.”
What’s the latest team news for Swansea City?
Swansea have been without former Premier league defender Kyle Naughton due to a thigh injury. The 33-year-old has featured often in the Swansea City defence but he is expected to return later this month.
Defender Ryan Bennet will also be missing this game due to a suspension after picking up a red card which does leave Swansea short in the defensive part of the pitch.
Nathaneal Ogbeta, signed from Shrewsbury Town on Deadline Day isn't expected to take part.
Their top scorer this season is Dutch forward Joel Piroe, who has fond the net on 11 occasions in 28 matches. Their top assists maker is former Robins midfielder Jamie Paterson who has excelled since making the move to the Welsh club.
They also have another former Bristol City player in their ranks with Korey Smith a key figure in their side with 22 appearances this season.
Form guide and head-to-head
Last time out, Swansea got themselves a 1-0 win at Ashton Gate with Swansea’s top scorer Joel Piroe following up a rebounded shot that smacked against the post getting them the only goal that earned themselves the three points.
Bristol City had chances in the game with Alex Scott and Chris Martin but the hosts were unable to find the back of the net even with an XG of 1.52 and more shots as well as shots on target than Swansea.
There have been a total of 73 meetings between the two sides with the first ending in a 4-1 win for Swansea on the 7th of October 1922 in a Division Three (south) match. Since then City have come out on top with a total of 29 wins compared to a total of 22 wins for Swansea.
Swansea have lost six of their last 10 fixtures in the Championship which means a win against Nigel Pearson’s men is needed to get their season back on track and to put a halt on this poor run of form.
Can I watch the match?
Despite the game being played outside of the television blackout hours, this game will not be available on the Sky Sports Red Button, Robins TV or Swans TV. There is though a beam back that is being held at Ashton Gate at the Independence Sports Bar.
BristolWorld will be present at the match though and will bring you all the post-match analysis after the final whistle is blown.
How can I watch highlights?
As the game is being played on Sunday, it won’t appear on the EFL on Quest show as that is usually broadcast on a Saturday evening at 21.00.
Expect to see the goals shown on Sky Sports News if you can tune in to that. Otherwise, wait until midnight and the highlights should be uploaded to both clubs YouTube channels.