Lee Johnson to make 1 big change – Predicted 4-4-1-1 Bristol City lineup to face Norwich

Predicted Bristol City Lineup To Face Norwich City In EFL Championship

Impressive Bristol City will be raring to go this weekend against Norwich City given that they must feel a slight sense of injustice as a group of players. They go into this one at Ashton gate having lost four games in a row, including a 5-0 and a 3-0 trouncing. However, a closer look at that form reads not nearly as bad as the scorelines.

The 5-0 at Villa is the low point, but their 3-0 defeat was at Premier League side Watford in the FA Cup while they lost narrowly to runaway league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers and again 2-1 at all-conquering Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final the other night.

They are better than four losses in a row and will look to put that right against a decent Norwich City, though it won’t be easy.

Bristol City’s preferred XI is pretty well settled and so I expect no changes from the Etihad match-up, though Lee Johnson may wish to make changes during the game to replace what are bound to be tired legs at some stage. A 4-4-1-1 is once again the way he’ll go:

Probable Bristol XI

GK – Frank Fielding

A Premier League ‘keeper in waiting (eventually) who can start again.

RB – Bailey Wright

A solid defensive showing is needed this time from Wright who should once again start at right-back.

CB – Aden Flint

Games like this could come down to one quality set piece, so if the deliveries are good then Flint is a massive danger going forward.

Aden Flint

CB – Nathan Baker

A very reliable and improving sort, Baker should start again alongside Flint.

LB – Hordur Magnusson

Norwich are no mugs and so Magnusson will need help from Bryan. However, he’s pretty solid and should cope.

RW – Josh Brownhill

With Reid needing a supply line, a good old fashioned wing display this week could be a massive part of this contest with Brownhill’s final ball being an essential element.

CM – Marlon Pack

If feet remain on the ground, Bristol City could have a terrific second half of the season, with Pack being a major part of that.

CM – Korey Smith

Was solid against Man City, playing alongside Pack, and can’t let his standards slip for this one, which is always a danger.

Joe Bryan

LW – Joe Bryan

Arguably the standout player and one capable of creating and scoring truly excellent goals. Something out of nothing would be a huge bonus in this clash.

SS – Jamie Paterson

Excellent in support of Reid this term, more goals are required.

ST – Bobby Reid

Scored at the Etihad and is having a fine season overall. Another goal from him here would feel massive and would keep City’s promotion push going.

Written by Gary Christie

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