Bristol City vs West Brom predictions: Baggies to leave Bristol with positive result
- Bristol City have lost their last two home matches
- West Brom have won four of their last six league fixtures against Bristol City
- Recommended bet: West Brom draw no bet
Bristol City climbed up to eighth with a 2-1 victory away to Swansea City before the international break and they will be targeting a first home league win of the season when taking on West Brom at Ashton Gate.
Nigel Pearson's side have taken seven points from nine on their travels, but they have been less convincing at home, drawing 1-1 with Preston and losing 2-0 against Birmingham City.
Meanwhile, West Brom head to the West Country in need of a boost after a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Huddersfield Town.
The Baggies are hoping to improve on last season's ninth place, but they are currently three points outside the top six.
Ross McCrorie, Tommy Conway (hamstring), Rob Atkinson and Ayman Benarous (both knee) remain sidelined for the hosts.
However, Andi Weimann could be close to a return having previously targeted a September comeback.
On-loan defender Taylor Gardner-Hickman cannot feature against his parent club.
West Brom could call on Grady Diangana, who returned from a foot injury as a late substitute in the 2-1 loss at home to Huddersfield.
Adam Reach (quad) and Daryl Dike (Achilles) are long-term absentees, but Semi Ajayi and Erik Pieters could return to the starting line-up after bouts of illness.
Martin Kelly has improved his match fitness and may rejoin the squad.
Bristol City have lost each of their last two home games.
The Robins were 2-1 winners at Swansea last time out, but they have not achieved back-to-back league victories since February.
West Brom are scoring and conceding plenty of goals. Both teams have scored in each of their last eight competitive fixtures.
Albion have not kept a clean sheet in their last ten fixtures, but they have won four of their last six league meetings with the Robins.
West Brom are the top scorers outside of the Championship's top seven and they carry enough of a threat to get the better of Bristol City this weekend.
The transfer window was largely frustrating for Albion, who had to be content with the free agent acquisition of Josh Maja and loan deals for Pipa and Jeremy Sarmiento.
But their squad looks stronger after the international break, with experienced defenders Semi Ajayi and Erik Pieters fully recovered from illness and Pipa available to make his first appearance of the season.
Albion drew 1-1 at Leeds United on their last road trip and will be seeking a maximum return at Ashton Gate, where they have collected seven points from their last three visits.
Bristol City have won twice on their travels this season, but they have been less convincing on home turf.
The Robins succumbed 2-0 to Birmingham in their last home match and their injury-hit defence is further disrupted by the absence of Albion loanee Taylor Gardner-Hickman, who cannot face his parent club.
A closely fought match is on the cards, but Albion look likelier winners and merit support on the draw no bet.
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