Bristol Rugby’s only two victories in Aviva Premriship Rugby this season came in successive matches, against Worcester and Sale over Christmas last year. Bristol’s last two home wins in Premiership Rugby have both been against Worcester, seven years apart.
Bath Rugby have lost just one of their last six first team fixtures and that by the narrowest of margins at Newcastle in the Anglo-Welsh Cup earlier this month. Bath have lost their last three away games in Aviva Premiership Rugby since their victory at Exeter in round 7.
Bath have won their last eight fixtures with Bristol, in all competitions since Bristol’s 16-6 victory at Ashton Gate in Premiership Rugby in December 2006.
Ashton Gate, 1pm – Live on BT Sport
Referee: Greg Garner (111th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Adam Leal, Steve Lee.
TMO: David Grashoff.