A massive game at the DW Stadium on Saturday between the Latics and Bristol City, two sides struggling in the never reaches of the Championship and both desperate for the points.
The last meeting at the start of this season feels a long time ago now, it was the 6th August and a stunning Alex Gilbey goal gave us the lead, we managed to hold that until the closing stages of the game when we succumbed to a double set back and lost 2-1, the winning goal came from a cruel deflection.
The last meeting at the DW Stadium was back in August 2002, a goal apiece from Scott Green (75) and Lee McCulloch (90) was enough to give us all the points in a 2-0 victory, more of the same this weekend would do lovely.
The first meeting between the sides came in August 1984, the Robins won that game 2-0, it was in the third tier of the Football League and, up until this season, is the only level at which the two clubs have competed against each other.
Over the seasons we have met a total of 23 times.
Latics 5 wins, Bristol City 11, draws 7.
Last Six Meetings
06 Aug 2016 – Championship – Bristol City 2 Latics 1
10 Jan 2003 – League Division 2 – Bristol City 0 Latics 1
17 Aug 2002 – League Division 2 – Latics 2 Bristol City 0
05 Jan 2002 – League Division 2 – Bristol City 2 Latics 2
25 Aug 2001 – League Division 2 – Latics 1 Bristol City 2
05 May 2001 – League Division 2 – Latics 0 Bristol City 0
Last Time Out
Bristol City 2 Latics 1
Goal scorers: Bristol City – Magnusson 81, Reid 90 mins
Latics – Gilbey 32 mins
Referee – James Adcock
Attendance – 17,653
Bristol City – O’Donnell, Ayling, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan, Pack (Reid 67), O’Neil, O’Dowda (Freeman 76), Brownhill (Abraham 67), Tomlin, Kodjia
Unused Subs – O’Leary, Williams, Matthews, Wilbraham
Latics – Bogdan, Buxton, Perkins, Power, Gilbey, Grigg (Jacobs 70), Morgan (Capt), Warnock, Burke (Daniels 77), Wildschut (Colclough 85), Burn
Unused Subs – Jaaskelainen, Morsy, Chow, Barrigan
Check out the latest PWU Podcast – Burn Baby Burn
Simon is in the hot seat this evening and hosts the pod, very professional too, we may have found a new front man.
Two games to review, disappointing and shambolic at Blackburn, battling and triumphant at Birmingham. We are hanging in there.
Dan Burn is Superman.
A listeners question is debated by the crew, how many good performances from this season can we recall?
Bristol City preview, predictions and Odds Checker
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