FA: Bristol City vs Fulham




The decline in form is pushing Fulham into a difficult position in the race to win tickets back to the Premier League. In this difficult situation, a victory to revive the fighting spirit is absolutely necessary. Therefore, facing Bristol City in the third round of the FA Cup is an opportunity for coach Marco Silva and his students to regain their confidence.

Striker Andreas Weimann’s hat-trick in the opening match of the new year helped Bristol City beat Millwall 3-2 at home. Not only brought back 3 points, but this victory also ended Bristol City’s previous 3-match streak of draws and losses. In general, the Ashton Gate home team has not been in really good form in the Championship this season. After a total of 25 matches played, Bristol City only won 8, drew 6 and received 11 defeats.

Currently with 30 points, coach Nigel Pearson’s teachers and students are in 15th place in the rankings. They are not under much pressure from the group holding the red light and also have very few opportunities to break into the promotion race. That is one of the reasons why Bristol City has played quite subjectively recently. At home, Bristol City also lost 2/3 of the last reception, their defense conceded at least 2 goals in the last 4 matches. When the upcoming opponent named Fulham is much stronger in strength, the difficulty will be great for coach Nigel Pearson and his students.

In the last match, Fulham unexpectedly lost to Sheffield Utd 0-1 at home. However, it was a match that took place on December 21, since then, Fulham has been postponed to 2 matches in the Championship because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a really necessary time for teachers and coaches Marco Silva to revive their spirits. It should be known that Fulham have not won the last 5 matches with their presence (draw 4, lose 1). This series of matches has dragged Fulham from the leading team in the table to the current 3rd position.

Specifically, the away team is holding 45 points after 23 rounds and is 4 points behind the leader of the table Bournemouth. However, kicking 2 matches less than the opponent, just playing well in the series of compensating matches, of course, Fulham will regain the top position. Away from Fulham, they have a series of 5 unbeaten matches (draw 2, win 3), even they keep 3 clean sheets in it. In the past, Fulham has never lost on the field of Bristol City, they won 2 and drew 3 after 5 trips to Ashton Gate.

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