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[Image] Predicted 4-4-2 Bristol City XI to face Reading – Can the Robins put a disappointing loss behind them?

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Predicted Bristol City line-up to face Reading in the Championship

Bristol City would be aiming to put a disappointing loss against Stoke City behind them when they face Reading away from home this Saturday in the Championship. Lee Johnson’s men lost at home to Stoke last week, pushing them to 11th in the table, still only three points behind the playoff spots.

They face a Reading team who have won just one of their previous five games and are lying 22nd in the standings. Hence, the Robins should utilize this as a great opportunity to secure three points.

Team News

Frank Fielding is back in training, along with Mo Eisa, Bailey Wright and Hakeeb Adelakun. Niki Maenpaa is still out and may return after the next international break. Korey Smith is also out for this game.

Predicted Bristol City XI

Formation – 4-4-2

Manager – Lee Johnson

Max O’Leary (GK)

With Maenpaa still out, we expect O’Leary to continue deputizing him in goal.

Jack Hunt (RB)

The 27-year-old has played every game this season and has been in decent form for the Robins in both facets of his game.

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Tomas Kalas

Tomas Kalas (CB)

The loanee from Chelsea has looked good whenever he takes on the field. He should start alongside Adam Webster.

Adam Webster (CB)

The 23-year-old has been a secured and solid presence at the back, having played every league game thus far.

Lloyd Kelly (LB)

The 20-year-old is showing great promise this season, and the manager is showing faith in him as well, having picked him for 13 of the 15 games.

Niclas Eliason (RW)

The flexible winger can play on either side and impact the game well. His work from wide areas is key to the team.

Marlon Pack

Marlon Pack (CM)

The now experienced Pack has been a figure of consistency in central midfield for the Robins.

Josh Brownhill (CM)

Brownhill has played every game this season and seems like an able partner for Pack in the middle third of the field.

Callum O’Dowda (LW)

O’Dowda’s pace should concern the Reading defence in wide areas of the pitch. The 23-year-old needs to improve the final product though.

Famara Diedhiou (ST)

The 25-year-old should start this game and lead the line well, as was the case in the previous two games.

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Andreas Weimann

Andreas Weimann (ST)

The former Aston Villa man has scored five goals in 14 appearances this season but wasn’t used against Stoke. He should get a chance in this game.

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