Our prediction for this Championship match:
Leicester City will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Southampton (4-1) and Norwich City (2-0) when they take on Bristol City on Matchday 8. The Foxes are eyeing a quick return to the Premier League, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to meet the goal. Kelechi Iheanacho should keep his place up front as a centre-forward after finding the net in the midweek triumph, while both Thomas Cannon and Dennis Praet continue to miss out with injuries.
The Robins, on the other hand, rolled over Plymouth 4-1 in front of home fans, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry at King Power Stadium. In their last meeting at the venue Leicester City defeated Bristol City 2-0 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. All Tommy Conway, Rob Atkinson, and Ayman Benarous are sidelined with injuries, while Ross McCrorie faces race against the clock to be fit for Saturday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
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.