Swansea City vs Bristol City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Ben Cabango (2nd L) of Swansea City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Coventry City at the Liberty Stadium on February 24, 2021 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Swansea City are looking to get back in the top two of the Championship with a win over Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.

The Swans, with two games in hand, have been pushing near the top of the division for the whole season, having the best defensive record in the league. 

Meanwhile, Nigel Pearson will be taking charge of his first game as Bristol City manager, after watching from the stands on Tuesday as they won at Middlesbrough.

Team news

Kyle Naughton has picked up a last-minute injury, so will not start. He is likely to be replaced by Joel Latibeaudiere. Jordan Morris is also out for the rest of the season. 

Pearson will be without a number of key players including the likes of Alfie Mawson, Henri Lansbury and Jay DaSilva.

Predicted lineups

Swansea:

Woodman; Latibeaudiere, Cabango, Guehi, Roberts, Fulton, Grimes, Bidwell, Hourihane, Lowe, Ayew.

Bristol City:

Bentley; Vyner, Mariappa, Kalas, Hunt, Bakinson, Nagy, Massengo, Wells, Semenyo, Diedhiou.

Ones to watch

Conor Hourihane

The Irishman has added that little bit more quality in the middle of the park which has now elevated Swansea. After joining from Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season, he has shown why he is Premier League quality. 

Tomas Kalas

The club captain has been excellent at times this season, in what has been an inconsistent season for the Robins thus far. The Czech has more blocks and clearances per game than any other Bristol City player.

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides met was earlier in the season, when a late Nakhi Wells penalty cancelled out Jamal Lowe's goal early in the second half.

How to watch

This match will kick off at 15:00 pm on Saturday, February 26, and is available to watch by purchasing an iFollow pass for £10.

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