When these sides last met Leicester briefly went top after an all too comfortable win at the King Power Stadium.
That defeat for Bristol City began a run of 7 straight losses. The Robbins’ season started brightly with three wins in their first six games against the likes of Crystal Palace and Cardiff. Since then they’ve won just three of 19 league games.
It’s not difficult to see why. An attack that needs to be respected is not matched by a defence which has conceded on average twice a game.
Fans at Ashton Gate have seen 53 goals in the 12 league games played there so far this season, an average of 4.42 per game.
And Leicester, whose last six away matches have contained just five goals at either end, must be favourites to pick up their first three points at Ashton Gate since Ian Holloway’s first game in charge of the Foxes.
Consecutive clean sheets away from home mean Leicester could go three unbeaten on the road for just the second time this season. Leicester’s away form is improving, and just when they need it to.
Should the Foxes expect a scrap? Not if the Championship foul count is anything to go by. Bristol City have committed just 215 infringements, the fewest in the division and 120 fewer than league leaders in this statistic, Bolton Wanderers.
Chris Wood should be relishing the chance to take on the Championship’s leakiest defence and if Leicester continue in with anything like their recent form they should have too much for Bristol City here.