Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bournemouth play host to Bristol City at their Vitality Stadium on day 8 of the new Championship campaign. The Cherries are undefeated in the new season, but they need to start winning more often than sharing the spoils with their rivals if they are to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. The bad news for the hosts is that Jefferson Lerma suffered a serious injury in a 1-1 draw with Watford at the weekend.
The Robins, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Championship. Bristol City have been playing above expectations in the 2020/21 season, but they will have a big fish to fry in Wednesday’s clash against the promotion-chasing team. The likes of Baker and Williams are both likely to miss the game with injury for the visitors. It has to be noted that the Cherries are eyeing their third home win of the season.
Highlighted Player (Jordon Ibe):
Jordon Ibe is regarded as one of the most talented players in England. Ibe was born on 8 December, 1995 and he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After being on Liverpool’s radar during the 2011/2012 season, the Premier League club made their move and eventually secured his signature on 20 December 2011 for an undisclosed fee.
Jordan Ibe plays as a winger and he is well known for impressive pace, power and control. He made 27 appearances for Liverpool in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and he scored one goal in the process. On 14 July, 2016 he signed a four-year contract with Bournemouth for a fee of £15m (club record).
Ibe received his first call-up for England U21 in August 2015, but is has to be noted that he is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. However, Ibe confirmed in 2015 that he would represent the England national team on international stage.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.