We’re all set for a mouthwatering coupon from the Championship this afternoon as the top two, Middlesbrough and Derby are both in action.
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Bristol City v Derby Live Stream
The action in the Championship moves to round 27 on Saturday with Middlesbrough edging further away from the chasing pack.
A 1-0 win over Brentford midweek coupled with Derby’s draw with Reading means Aitor Karanka’s side are now six points clear at the top of the table.
The club have won their last five games and will go in search of a 6th successive win on Saturday away to struggling Bristol City.
The Robins are third from bottom two points from safety but without a win in seven games.
Bristol City’s first game since sacking Steve Cotterill will feature a visit from top of the table Middlesbrough.
The home fans at Ashton gate will be gearing up for a tough test.
Middlesbrough have been on an absolute rampage in the Championship, winning all five of their last matches in a row.
Karanka’s side are likely to look to the Bristol away day as a chance to cement their status as the Championship’s top team.
Caretaker Bristol boss John Pemberton has an almost impossible task to stop them – but even a point at home on Saturday would be seen as a great result.
Bristol are currently sitting in the highest relegation zone spot – but only a win could potentially see the side escape the threat of the drop.
Bristol have suffered two straight defeats in the Championship – at home to Preston and away at Reading.
Steve Cotterill was cryptic with his injury news before being sacked – mentioning only that there were a small number of problems.
His nameless remarks could refer to keeper Frank Fielding who has been injured as of late, or forward Luke Freeman, who suffered a dead leg against Preston.
Pemberton will be hoping against all hope that someone in his side can find a goal against a visiting side that have put together five Championship clean sheets in a row.
Kike Sola of Spanish side Athletic Bilbao has been heavily linked to the Championship league leaders on loan.
Any move for the veteran forward is unlikely to have been finalized for Saturday’s match so Sola is more likely to make his Middlesbrough debut at some stage in the future.
Ben Gibson will be touch and go right up until kickoff due to a midweek injury forcing the defender off the field against Brentford.
Championship sides have struggled to score against, let alone take points off, Middlesbrough as of late. It is almost impossible to see a Bristol side without a permanent manager being the ones to upset that.
The thinnest glimmer of hope was provided by Burnley knocking Boro out of the third round of the FA Cup lately – but Bristol lack the attacking menace of Sean Dyche’s men.
The most likely outcome is a convincing win for the away side – but a lot of teams do bounce back after a manager’s firing.
This should keep things interesting for neutral fans.
Derby meanwhile are home to top 8 side Birmingham with the disappointment of two dropped points at home to the Royals lingering.
The club took the lead through Jason Shacknell on 11 minutes but were pegged back 7 minutes from half time with the next 52 minutes proving difficult in their search for a winner.
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