Table-topping Middlesbrough lead the way after three games played, and visit Ashton Gate to face a Bristol City side who are yet to win a game this season.

Bristol City started the Championship campaign with a home draw against one of the promotion favourites Nottingham Forest, but failed to build on the draw as they again shared the points with their next opponents. Bolton Wanderers played host to City last weekend, and the sides played out a 1-1 draw.

The Bristol City fans concerns were intensified with a home defeat to Plymouth Argyle in the Carabao Cup, and they will be hoping to bounce back against the league leaders this coming weekend.

Losing not one, not two, but three talismanic players in Bobby Reid, Aden Flint and Joe Bryan has put the Robins on the back foot, and look slightly off the pace in the early stages of the season.

On the other hand, Middlesbrough’s supposed weak transfer window has not had the expected effect on their season so far, as they remain unbeaten at the top of the table with seven points out of a possible nine.

Martin Braithwaite has been the stand out player for Boro so far this season, and has filled the boots of Adama Traore, who left for Wolves in a £20 million deal. Strike partner Britt Assombalonga also got off the mark last week against Birmingham City last weekend, and could be filled with confidence going into the clash with Bristol City.

Expect there to be goals in this game from both sides. Boro struggled at Ashton Gate last season, and will be hoping there won’t be a repeat performance. Middlesbrough look good so far this campaign, and are expected to get all three points away from home.

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