31-year-old starts: The predicted Bristol City XI to face Fulham on Saturday | OneFootball
31-year-old starts: The predicted Bristol City XI to face Fulham on Saturday
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Bristol City will be looking to back up their recent victory over Queens Park Rangers by securing a positive result in their clash with Fulham tomorrow.
The Robins will be brimming with confidence heading into this clash at Ashton Gate following an impressive performance against the Hoops.
A late strike from Nahki Wells secured all three points for Nigel Pearson’s side last weekend as they moved up to ninth in the Championship standings.
Set to face a Fulham side who will be looking to challenge for promotion this season, the Robins know that they will need to be at their very best if they are to finally secure a victory in-front of their own supporters.
Here, we take a look at how City could line up against the Cottagers on Saturday…
Having utilised the 3-4-1-2 formation during the club’s clash with QPR, Pearson is likely to deploy this particular set-up against Fulham.
Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley will be looking to keep his second clean-sheet of the season against Fulham.
Central-defenders Nathan Baker, Rob Atkinson and Tomas Kalas will be tasked with preventing the Cottagers from scoring in this fixture whilst Cameron Pring and George Tanner will feature in the wing-back roles.
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Tyreeq Bakinson will be partnered in the heart of midfield by Matty James whilst Han-Noah Massengo is expected to feature in a more advanced role.
When you consider that Wells netted the winner for his side last weekend, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he is given the opportunity to start alongside Chris Martin tomorrow.
The 31-year-old could potentially replace Andreas Weimann up-front if Pearson is looking to use the same formation.
Wells will fancy his chances of adding to the 107 direct goal contributions that he has provided at this level during his career against a Fulham side who have only kept two clean-sheets in the Championship this season.