PREVIEW: Blues travel to Bristol

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Blues travel to Ashton Gate tomorrow as Gary Rowett looks to make it three wins on the bounce.

TEAM NEWS

Blues

Diego Fabbrini could feature for Birmingham after rejoining the club on a permanent deal. The midfielder sealed a £1.5million switch from Watford this week, following the cancellation of his loan at Middlesbrough, after previously playing for Blues on loan last season.

Defender Ryan Shotton could also make his debut after arriving on loan from Championship rivals Derby yesterdat until the end of the campaign.

Boss Gary Rowett remains without David Cotterill (hamstring) and Neal Eardley, who is out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. Kieftenbeld is also a doubt (hip).

Bristol

Tomlin has joined on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season and could slot straight in, with Mark Little set to replace the sidelined Luke Ayling.

Full-back Ayling has undergone knee cartilage surgery and will be out for the next four to six weeks. Former Robins trainee Golbourne last played for his hometown club in 2005, but he has returned on a two-and-a-half-year deal after spells at Reading, Exeter, Barnsley and Wolves.

STATS

Birmingham 7th

Birmingham have won 40%, drawn 30% and lost 30% of their last 20 away games.

In their last 20 away games against teams positioned in the bottom half of the table, Birmingham have won 9, drawn 7 and lost 4 of these matches.

In their last 20 away games against teams positioned below them in the table, Birmingham have won 13, drawn 5 and lost 2 of these matches.
 
Bristol City 22nd

Bristol City have won 30%, drawn 40% and lost 30% of their last 20 home games.

In their last 20 home games against teams positioned in the top half of the table, Bristol City have won 8, drawn 6 and lost 6 of these matches.

In their last 20 home games against teams positioned above them in the table, Bristol City have won 6, drawn 7 and lost 7 of these matches.

LAST TIME OUT

Last time Blues faced The Robins ended in an emphatic victory at St Andrews. The game ended 4-2 with Clayton Donaldon bagging a first hat-trick for the club. However a bad run followed, particularly at St Andrew’s where we only scored two more goals until mid-December.

Re-live the game below:

LEAGUE FORM

Blues: WWDWW

Bristol: LLLWL

ONE TO WATCH

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Jonathan Kodjia

Jonathan Kodjia has scored 10 goals this season and now with the service he desperately needs from new signing Lee Tomlin he is definitely one to watch. The £2million signing has also managed 34 shots on target, so he is clinical when given an opportunity. 

PREDICTIONS

Be sure to let know your predictions by tweeting us @bcfcfollowers! We’re going for another 3-0 victory!

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