Brentford are sat in mid-table in the division after collecting a good win at Barnsley on the weekend. That was a big three points which saw them climb the table. They get a though fixture in this one against Bristol City who, with a draw against Preston, managed to extend their unbeaten run to eight. Read our Brentford v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.)
Brentford collected a 3-1 win at Barnsley on the weekend to give themselves a nice lift. That is just their third league win of the season and only their second in their last seven played. On home soil, they are W1 D2 L1, with their most recent game at Griffin Park playing out to a 0-0 draw against Stoke. They are on a three-match unbeaten streak of form home form are Brentford in the league.
The Bees have given up only two goals at home in this campaign, while they have averaged exactly a goal per game. Brentford have only managed to open the scoring in two of their nine league games this season, leading at the half time break only once. As a positive, there are only two sides in the division who have conceded fewer Champions goals in that the Bees have done after nine games of action.
Bristol City took four points against Brentford last season
Brentford are W4 D3 L1 in their eight previous Championship games against the Robins
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
The Robins are unbeaten in their last two visits to Griffin Park (W1 D1)
The Robins are on a big run of eight games undefeated in the Championship. They played out a 3-3 draw at Preston on the weekend, in a top clash. That is three drawn games in their last four in the Championship now. Bristol City are undefeated on their travels this season taking a W3 D2 record from their five games. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last four on the road as well.
Bristol City are currently averaging 2.2 goals per road fixture in this campaign. 80% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. They are yet to earn themselves a clean sheet on their travels this season. Bristol City have opened the scoring in five of their nine games this season in the Championship. Leeds are the only side to have collected more away points than the Robins have done in this campaign.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.)
Bristol City have produced a fine season out on the road and there’s no reason really why they can’t keep their road form going. It’s been an impressive goal-scoring rate from them on their travels and they may well have enough to take three points away from Griffin Park.
30th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Preston have put together a really strong start to the Championship season and are on a five-match undefeated streak of form in the second tier. Will they be able to extend that as the face up to another of the in-form teams? Bristol City are unbeaten in seven league games. Read our Preston v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 25th, 2019 at 1:17 p.m.)
Preston are W5 D1 L2 this season and the two defeats for them happened in their first three games but they have more than steadied the ship since then. The Lilywhites have dropped just one point from their last five league games. Last weekend it was a 1-0 success away at Birmingham that they took, also making it back-to-back clean sheets in the league. So they can be more than happy with where they are at right now.
They have won all four home games too, scoring at least two goals in each of those victories. No teams in the league has better home form than Preston have put on the board at Deepdale. They have also opened the scoring in seven of their eight league games this season and only one team in the division has scored more than they have (West Brom). So it is all looking peachy for them. Two-thirds of their goals this season have been first-half strikes.
Preston earned four points against Bristol City last season
Bristol City are winless in 12 games against Preston
Preston’s last three wins over the Robins have been by a one-goal margin
There was a 1-1 draw at Deepdale last season
A seven-match undefeated streak of form is where Bristol City are at right now. They earned a good point for themselves last weekend in a 0-0 draw against the high-flying Swansea. That was just their second clean sheet of this campaign. The Robins have done better away from home than they have done at Ashton Gate. They are W3 D1 out on the road so far but are still looking for their first away clean sheet.
Three of their four league away games have ended up over 2.5 goals in this campaign. Bristol City have scored at least two goals in each of their last three on the road. They have hit the back of the net in each of their last seven games, home and away and have scored at least two. In last season’s Championship, Bristol City had a strong end to the season away from home. They have now strung together a six-match undefeated streak on their travels (W4 D2). Bristol City haven’t earned an away clean sheet in twelve league fixtures.
This should be a close game. You have two confident, strong teams locking horns at Deepdale. That makes it tough to pick a winner. It may be just worth leaning towards the draw in this one because neither are going to roll over softly. Draw.
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is one of the top clashes from the Championship this weekend. It sees second-placed Swansea looking to hold off the challenge of fourth-placed Bristol City. Just two points are separating them. The Swans had their first taste of defeat last time out but the Robins have been relentless after a poor start. Read our Bristol City v Swansea betting tips for more.
Bristol City 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2019 at 3.21 a.m.)
The Robins have been carrying some fine form. They are W4 D2 in their last six games. So that reads very well for them, especially as they took just one point from their opening two games of the campaign. Bristol City have posted a W1 D1 L1 record at Ashton Gate this season and their attack is working well.
They have scored at least two goals in each of their last five games now, the one negative mark against them in that sequence would be the fact that they haven’t taken a clean sheet in four games now.
The fact that three of their last four games have been out on the road (W3) makes their lofty position in the Championship look even better. Now can the Robins get that home form going as well?
Bristol City have conceded 80% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures while they have opened the scoring in four of their last seven games. The Robins have been leading at the halftime break in three games this season.
The Robins won both league meetings with the Swans last season
Both teams have scored in none of the last six meetings
Bristol City are W2 L1 in their last at home against Swansea
Three of the last four meetings have ended in an away win to nil
The Swans lost 1-0 at home against Nottingham Forest last weekend, their first defeat in which has been a very good season by them. The Swans are W5 D1 L1 this season in the Championship and have won their last two out on the road against QPR and Leeds.
Overall they are W2 D1 in their three road fixtures this season. Two of their three road games have ended under 1.5 goals. Four of the five wins that Swansea have taken this campaign have been against teams who are currently sitting in the top eight with them.
It is worth looking at the second half for goals as a way into your betting for this one. Swansea have scored 10 of their 12 goals this season in the second half of games. League leaders Leeds are the only side to have conceded fewer goals than the Welsh club have done in this season’s Championship.
You have two sides here who are both going very well at the moment. Neither are going to be a pushover and because of that, it is a draw in the match outright which looks to be the best proposition. Each are going to be able to hold their own.
19th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke are in pretty big trouble early on. They have taken just one point from a possible 18 at the start of the Championship season. Bristol City meanwhile have been steaming along and are sitting inside the top six. Will the Robins be able to continue their positive streak of form as they take on the bottom side? Read our Stoke v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 10th, 2019 at 12:31 p.m.)
The Potters are rock bottom of the Championship after a horrendous start to the new season. They have picked up a single point from their six games played, which was from a 2-2 draw against Derby. So that means they have yet to enjoy a clean sheet in their league action this season and have in fact, conceded at least two goals in all of their games recorded. Their home record for the campaign is D1 L2.
It has been a total of 15 goals that Stoke have conceded this season, which is an average of 2.5 per match. All of their league games this season have gone over 2.5 goals and half of them have made it over 3.5 goals. They have conceded the opening goal in five of their six games played this season. Going back to include last season, Stoke are winless in 12 league games now, winning just one of their last seventeen. They are winless with a D6 L2 record in their last eight Championship home games.
Bristol City took a 2-0 away win at Stoke last season
Things are even with two wins each from four previous Championship meetings
Just one of the four previous Championship meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Stoke have three of their last four home games against the Robins (all competitions)
After losing their opening game of the season at home against Leeds, Bristol City have not looked back. They have posted a W3 D2 record in their last five games and two of those three wins were recorded out on the road. Bristol City are W2 D1 from their three road games but are yet to take a clean sheet on their travels. Their wins came at Derby and Hull in back to back games so have some strong away momentum.
The Robins have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games played now so there is every reason to believe that they are going to trouble Stoke. Top scorer for Bristol City his season is Benik Afobe with a three-goal haul. Six of the eight goals that Bristol City have conceded in league action this season have come in the second half of fixtures. There has been a good trend with them, which is good for a betting angle, in that they have scored the opening goal in four of their six games. They have been leading at half time in half.
Bristol City should have enough scoring power in their setup to claim a good three away points. They are generally a pretty reliable side out on their travels and with Stoke all at sea before the international break, it’s hard to find reasons to back the home side. Bristol City to win.
11th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Bristol City have found a rich streak of form having won their last three Championship fixtures on the bounce. Will they be able to keep their hot momentum going as they play host to Middlesbrough on Saturday lunchtime? Boro are still stuck on the one win this season in the league. Read our Bristol City v Middlesbrough betting tips for more.
Bristol City 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 27th, 2019 at 7:52 p.m.)
Bristol City have really put things together very well after losing their opening game of the season at home against Leeds. Following a draw against Birmingham, Bristol City then produced a three-match winning streak, taking down QPR, Derby and Hull. They get back to Ashton Gate on the weekend after having played the last two away from home. Both teams have scored in four of Bristol City’s five games this season.
So that leaves them with just one clean sheet behind them for the campaign, but that one clean sheet did come on home soil in their victory over QPR. It is just a little bit too early to really get trends together but 67% of goals that City have conceded this season have been in the second half of fixtures. Heading into the weekend, Leeds are the only team with a better away record than that of the Robins.
Both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings at Ashton gate
The two traded away wins to nil last season
Bristol City have lost just two of their last nine Championship games against Boro
Middlesbrough have failed to score in four of their last seven against the Robins
It has been a stuttering season from Middlesbrough in the Championship. Heading into the weekend they hold a W1 D2 L2 record. None of their last four games have made it over 2.5 goals. Last weekend Boro saw more points dropped in a home 1-1 draw against Millwall. Away from home Middlesbrough have taken a draw against the newly-promoted Luton and have suffered a 1-0 defeat at Blackburn.
Five of the seven goals that have cropped up in Middlesbrough’s away games this season have all been scored in first-half. Top scorer for Middlesbrough this season in the second tier is Britt Assombalonga with two. Boro have failed to score in two of their five league games this season and they are taking on a team who has netted in all five of theirs. Middlesbrough are averaging one goal per game, while Bristol City are currently averaging 1.8 goals per game.
Because Middlesbrough have not quite looked the part just yet, despite playing some open attractive football. We are expecting them to get picked off by a Bristol City side who are gathering some very good momentum. Home win.
29th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It has been mixed fortunes for Hull who have only seen the one win come their way so far this season. As for Bristol City, they had a losing start but the Robins have picked up their form pretty well and will be looking for their third straight win. Read our Hull v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 23rd, 2019 at 12:23 p.m.)
The Tigers lost their opening game of the season out at Swansea. But then they put together a little bit of a revival with four points from their next two games. But things fell apart for them again in midweek as they lost 1-0 at home against Blackburn. It is a W1 L1 record then for Hull on home soil in this season’s Championship.
Jarrow Bowen is their top scorer this season with two goals. The Tigers picked up a W11 D6 L6 record at home in the Championship last season. But they didn’t get a home win on home soil until their fourth fixture at the KCom. They actually won only one of their opening seven home fixtures. They have a chance to make it two in three this season.
Bristol City took four points against Hull last season
There was a 1-1 tie between them at the KCom
Hull have lost just one of their last 11 against the Robins in all competitions
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
The Robins also started the weekend with a loss as well. But they have done a much better job at recovery than what Hull have done. With a W2 D1 record in their last three games, winning their last two, Bristol City does have a bit of momentum going now. Last weekend they netted a 2-0 home win over QPR and followed it up in midweek with a very good road success at Derby.
That is at least one goal from Bristol City in each of their four games this season. Their top scorer for the season is Andreas Weimann with a two-goal haul, having netted in their season opener and in their most recent game. With an unbeaten away record so far then, there should be a bit of confidence behind the Robins in this one. They posted a good W11 D5 L7 away record in last season’s Championship.
The away win has a bit of appeal for this fixture. Bristol City had a good season away from home in the last campaign and they have started well on the road here. Only the in-form Leeds have gotten the better of them this season. Away win.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Derby have made a solid start to the new Championship after the heartbreak of losing the Play-Off Final last season. They are unbeaten over their opening three matches. That is more than can be said of Bristol City, but the Robins are just one point behind the Rams. So there is a big early three points up for grabs. Read our Derby v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 7:27 p.m.)
It has been a return of W1 D2 from Derby’s three games this season in the Championship. Their lone win happened on the opening weekend of the season as they got a 2-1 win at Huddersfield. They have followed that up with a home draw against Swansea and an away draw on the weekend against Stoke. All four goals for Derby have come from two players, two each for Tom Lawrence and Martyn Waghorn.
The Rams produced a W13 D7 L3 record at home in last season’s Championship and they are now, including their draw against Swansea this season, on an eight-match undefeated streak of home form in the division, winning four of their last five. On the weekend, they will have been disappointed at not having converted an early lead at Stoke into a win but they instead found themselves needing to come up with an equaliser in the second half.
The Rams took four points off Bristol City last season
Derby took a 2-0 win at Ashton Gate in the last campaign
Four of the last six meetings have ended in a draw
Just one of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Robins have recovered from a tough opening to the new season. They started with a home defeat against Leeds, but have taken four points from their next two games. It started with a 1-1 draw at Birmingham, before securing a solid 2-0 home win over QPR on the weekend. The huge positive from them is that they have scored in all three games played so far this season. All four of their goals have come from different players. In last season’s Championship campaign Bristol City won more games on the road than they did at home. They took a W11 D5 L7 record on their travels. With their draw at Birmingham this season that is a three-match undefeated streak of form on the road that the Robins are on in the Championship.
This may well be a close game, but we are going to stick with home advantage. It is not easy to go out on the road in such a short space of time after the weekend action. So because of that, we have to side slightly with the Rams at home to sneak a win by a one-goal margin.
19th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Birmingham v Bristol City Championship Preview, 10th August 3.00pm
Birmingham opened the new season on a positive note which will have been a great relief after all the problems of last season. Can they follow up with a win in their opening league effort at St Andrews? Bristol City come for a visit, the Robins having been wounded on the opening weekend in a heavy home loss against Leeds. Read our Birmingham v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 7th, 2019 at 6:46 p.m.)
It was a 1-0 away win that the Blues nailed last weekend in a tough game at Griffin Park against Brentford. The Blues had that big points deduction in the league last season, which put them in a temporary spot of relegation bother. They did more than enough though to climb to safety and never really looked in major danger of the drop. The home record that the Blues posted was W7 D11 L5 last season in the Championship.
They ended last season with just one win in their final eight home fixtures. They drew the last three on the bounce. Birmingham did better on the goal-scoring front on their travels than they did at St Andrews. They averaged 1.35 goals per home game last campaign. In total, they picked up a clean sheet in 30% of league home fixtures. Five of their seven wins at St Andrews last season happened by a margin of at least two goals.
The Blues and Bristol City traded away wins last season
Bristol City have won just two the last 17 against Birmingham
Three of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in 4 of the last 10 meetings
The Robins got off to a losing start in the Championship as they lost 3-1 against Leeds. They were well down and out before Andreas Weimann got their consolation ten minutes from time. That was a tough game to open up with and the fact that they have to try and recover on the road is not a great situation. The Robins were a good road team last season in the Championship, posting a W11 D5 L7 record along the way.
Four of their seven away losses happened against the top five finishers. The Robins scored an average of 1.35 goals per away game last season. Only 39% of their road fixtures went above the 2.5 goal line and helping keep that stat down was the clean sheet in 39% of away games that Bristol City took. Of the eleven wins that Bristol City collected on their travels, nine of them were by one goal margin only. They were level at the halftime break in 13 road fixtures in total.
Teams are still finding their footing in the new season and Bristol City will not want to leave St Andrews empty-handed. They were excellent on their travels during the last campaign and they may be able to grab a win in the Midlands.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This should be an interesting battle between the two sides who disappointingly missed out on promotion last season. Leeds finished in third place in the table and lost in the play offs. Bristol City just missed out on the play off spots altogether as their form deserted them at the worst time. It’s time to pick up the pieces for both and get back down to action. Read our Bristol City v Leeds betting tips for more.
Bristol City 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 29th, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)
The Robins looked as if they were going to make a serious run at promotion through the play offs at one point last season. That was because of a hot streak of form between the end of November and mid-February. But once a seven-match winning streak that they were on was snapped they stuttered towards the end of the season. Bristol City ended up finishing in eighth, two places short of the playoff zones. The Robins finished four points short of their play off target.
Their form at Ashton Gate was W8 D8 L7 for the season. The Robins collected just one win in their last seven home fixtures last term. Their goal output could have been a bit higher as they averaged 1.2 goals per home fixture. Just 35% of fixtures at Ashton Gate last term in the Championship made it over 2.5 goals, a very low tally. Of the eight wins that they produced on home turf, six of them were by just one goal margin. City were level at half time in 11 of their 23 home matches.
Leeds won both league meetings last season
The Robin are winless in five against Leeds (D1 L4)
Leeds have won their last two visits to Ashton Gate
Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings
The Whites had a horrible crash at the end of the season. They picked up just one point from their final four games of the term. That saw them slip out of contention for an automatic promotion spot. They ended up taking this place in the table, six points adrift of the top two. They then came unravelled against Derby in the play offs semi-final. They still have Marcelo Bielsa in charge which is a huge positive for them. That’s good stability. Their away record last season was W11 D4 L8.
9 of their 11 defeats last season (home and away combined) happened in the 2019 calendar year. Leeds average 1.5 goals per away game last term, banking a clean sheet in almost a third of their road games. Of their away defeats picked up last season, five of the eight were by a one-goal margin only. Seven of their eleven wins on the road happened by a one-goal margin only. The Whites were level at the half time break in 13 of their 23 away fixtures. If would be a fantastic start if they were to pick up three points on the road in this opener.
There should be a really good contest in this one. Leeds had the better of the two meetings last season and are a reasonable option to back to get the three points in the bag here. In terms of potential goal-scoring, they look as if they will have more about them than the home side.
30th July 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Tigers are set for a mid-table finish but they aren’t carrying much form with them at the end of the season. This game is all about Bristol City’s outside chance of making the top six to reach the playoffs. In order to that, they have to win and hope that Derby lose and Middlesbrough do nothing more than draw. Read our Hull v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 11/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)
Hull have taken the one point from their last four league games. During that sequence of games, they have conceded eight goals. The home record of Hull this season reads W11 D5 L6 so it hasn’t been bad from them at all. A look at who those wins have come against though tells a clear story. They have gone W8 D2 at home against sides currently 15th or lower in the table. That’s just three of their home wins against top half of the table sides. Hull suffered a loss in their last home game at 3-0 reverse against Sheffield United.
That though is the only defeat that the Tigers have suffered in their last thirteen league home fixtures. In total they have taken a clean sheet in 36% of home games, having scored at an average of 1.6 goals per home game. Of their eleven home wins, seven of them have been by a margin of at least two goals. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last four home games, all four of those fixtures going over 2.5 goals. The Tigers have been leading at the halftime break in 10 of their home games. They have scored nearly 60% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures though.
Bristol City claimed a 1-0 home win over Hull earlier this season
The Robins are unbeaten in their last three league games against Hull
Four of the last five meetings in all companies have gone over 2.5 goals
Hull have lost just one of their six previous Championship home games against the Robins
Bristol City picked up a 2-1 win at Millwall in midweek to keep their outside chances of finishing the top six alive. That shook them out of a slump in form too as they had taken just one point from their previous four league matches. The away record of Bristol City is at W11 D4 L7 this season and had lost two in a row before that success at Millwall in midweek. Overall this season Bristol City have actually taken a clean sheet in 41% of their away games. Only 41% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season.
Of the away wins that the Robins have taken this season, nine of the eleven have been by a one-goal margin only. That’s all they need in this one, plus other results to go their way. Bristol City though haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven games, home and away. The Robins have been sat level at the break in 12 of their 22 road games and they have scored 67% of their road goals in the second period of fixtures. All in all, there are only two teams in the league this season who have produced more points away from home than the Robins have done. How badly they need three more.
Hull don’t actually have bad home form, but the Robins have to turn up in a positive frame of mind knowing that it’s win or bust. Even if it’s a win their playoff dreams could be shattered. So basically they have nothing to fear over losing, they just have to go for it. Away win.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting