Bristol City will be aiming to build on their impressive 5-2 victory over Huddersfield with another success when they make the difficult trip to face high-flying Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
Lee Johnson’s side were condemned to their third defeat of the season last week when West Brom sealed a comfortable 4-1 win, but the Robins then bounced back three days later with a 5-2 demolition over the Terriers at Ashton Gate.
This means the south-west side are now sat fifth in the Championship table heading into this weekend’s clash against Scott Parker’s side, who have now won four straight matches in an excellent run of form.
Therefore, City will have their work cut out against a Cottagers side who were relegated from the Premier League last season, but Johnson will feel confident of causing an upset if his side can replicate last weekend’s showing against the London club.
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Johnson is unlikely to make wholesale changes to the side given their strong performance against Huddersfield, and this means the defensive set-up should remain the same with Dan Bentley in goal behind Tommy Rowe, Ashley Williams, Nathan Baker and Jack Hunt.
Niclas Eliasson should then keep his place on the left flank following his stand-out performance against the Terriers where he scored once, registered an assist and also forced through an own-goal during an electric first-half display.
Adam Nagy and Josh Brownhill should then keep their spots elsewhere in midfield following convincing performances last time out, but the sole change could see Korey Smith enter the side in place of Han-Noah Massengo who has been used more intermittently by Johnson of late.
Smith did not start Saturday’s clash due to the fact he is still returning from his long-term injury problem suffered last season, but he should now be ready to make the starting line-up against Fulham where he will be able to help beef up the midfield of Johnson’s side.
Finally, Andreas Weimann and Famara Diedhiou should then retain their spot at the tip of City’s attacking line, with the duo both delivering excellent performances during the Robins’ last match.