Bristol City vs Sunderland: Is it on TV, what time is kick-off and what are the most likely team line-ups?

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Nigel Pearson will hope his side can bounce back from their frustrating defeat to Hull City in the EFL Championship last weekend.

Last weekend’s return of the Championship saw Nigel Pearson’s men dealt their first blow as the Robins suffered a late 2-1 defeat to Hull City.

A controversial equaliser and deflected winner was enough to see Hull walk away with three points. The Robins will have to put it to the side as they look to record their first win this weekend.

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Despite the rocky start, newcomer Mark Sykes put in an impressive performance - nearly bagging a first-half assist as his pinpoint cross was headed toward a fingertip save.

Despite an opening-day draw to Coventry City, Sunderland will be eager to show the fans that they’ve got the championship credentials to mix it in the second division.

Bristol City will be underdogs as they go head to head against the newly promoted side, having only won twice in their last ten encounters with the Black Cats.

When is Bristol City vs Sunderland?

Referee Dean Whitestone awarded Hull City a controversial penalty Referee Dean Whitestone awarded Hull City a controversial penalty
Referee Dean Whitestone awarded Hull City a controversial penalty | Getty

The Sky Bet Championship showdown between Bristol City vs Sunderland will take place, Saturday August 6. Kick-off at Ashton Gate is 3pm. The referee for the fixture will be Keith Stroud.

Is the game being shown on Tv?

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Bristol City’s home fixture against Sunderland this weekend will not be televised.

To comply with the regulation on televised coverage between 2:45PM & 5:15PM on a Saturday, Bristol City vs Sunderland will not be televised. Further broadcasting rights are restricted for clubs in UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

The game may be available for overseas supporters. Find out more via the Bristol City website 

Is there another way to follow Bristol City vs Sunderland?

BBC Radio Bristol will provide full audio coverage of the game.

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You can listen along online by visiting the Bristol City website  

What are the odds for Bristol City vs Sunderland?

All odds according to SkyBet:

Bristol City win - 29/20

Draw - 9/4

Sunderland win - 19/10

What is the latest team news?

There shouldn’t be any dramatic change to the team that lost to Hull City last weekend aside from Zack Vyers who’s recovering from an illness obtained at the weekend.

Bristol City defender Tomas Kalas has been absent from the team for five months following a groin-related injury.

The 29-year-old defender was involved in an open training session which took place at Ashton gate on tuesday.

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In an interview for Robins Tv, manager Nigel Pearson, says the club will have to “monitor” defender Zack Vynes, after the player has suffered with illness since last week’s game.

Left-back Cameron Pring “trained well” and is in contention for selection this weekend.

Alex Neil’s side have no injury concerns going into Saturday while new signings Ellis Simms and Aji Alese look to make their first start for the Black Cats.

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