League lowdown: Bristol City

League lowdown: Bristol City

We look at our 2019/20 opposition.

One of the most exciting days in the football calendar- fixture release day, is nearly upon us as we find out when and where Leeds United will be playing next season.

Fixtures for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign will be announced online at www.leedsunited.com at 9:00am on Thursday 20th June.

Ahead of the fixtures being released, we are bringing you the lowdown on each of the opponents we will be facing in the division next season with our league lowdown.

 

Name: Bristol City

 

Nickname: The Robins

 

Founded: 1894

 

Stadium: Ashton Gate

 

Stadium capacity: 27,000

 

Distance from Elland Road: 213 miles

 

Manager/head coach: Lee Johnson

 

2018/19 league position: 8th (Sky Bet Championship)

 

2018/19 top league goal scorer: Famara Diedhiou (13)

 

2018/19 average league attendance: 21,080

 

2019/20 Championship title odds: 22/1

 

2019/20 Championship relegation odds: 10/1

 

Previous encounters: 40

 

Leeds United wins: 23

 

Draws: 9

 

Bristol City wins: 8

 

Last time at home: Leeds United 2 (Roofe 69, Hernandez 86) Bristol City 0 –Saturday 24th November 2018 (Sky Bet Championship)

 

Last time away: Bristol City 0 Leeds United 1 (Bamford 9 – Saturday 9th March 2019 (Sky Bet Championship)

 

Did you know: Eight players agreed to cancel their contracts on the morning of 3rd February 1982, Bristol City were just minutes away from folding, with the club set to cease trading at midday.  The octet of Peter Aitken, Chris Garland, Jimmy Mann, Julian Marshall, Geoff Merrick, Dave Rodgers, Gerry Sweeney and Trevor Tainton have since gone down in City folklore as the 'Ashton Gate Eight', hailed locally as heroes.

 

Gold Memberships for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign are now on sale, giving you a host of benefits such as: priority bookings period for home tickets, exclusive retail offers and much, much more.  Click the image below to secure your Membership now!

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Check out highlights from our last meeting with Bristol City below:

90IN90| BRISTOL CITY 0-1 LEEDS UNITED

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