Bristol City are at the Ashton Gate for the midweek league clash against Brentford. The hosts are undefeated in the past five matches but they are still playing catch up to the playoff positions with a seven-point deficit. Brentford, meanwhile, managed to end a six-match winless streak in their recent league game and this has offered them some leeway to the drop zone with a six-point gap. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol secured their third stalemate from five league games after picking up an impressive 1-1 draw against Derby County on the road. Jamie Paterson opened the scoring in the 24th minute for Bristol but this was not sufficient with Martyn Waghorn levelling the proceedings soon after.
Brentford ended a six-match wait for a victory after they got the better of a struggling Bolton Wanderers by a 1-0 scoreline. Neal Maupay netted the sole goal in the 62nd minute to hand Brentford just their second triumph since September.
The last meeting between the teams was in October this year where Bristol prevailed with a 1-0 scoreline at Griffin Park. The previous encounter at Ashton Gate in April saw Brentford win with the same margin. Our betting tips and predictions favour a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford are priced at 2.90 for a victory while Bristol are backed for the same outcome at 2.37. Brentford have struggled on their travels this term and they are presently on the road with just one point in the past five outings. Still, the Bees should fancy getting something from the Bristol trip, given Lee Johnson’s side are not in the best of form either in their home patch. Our preview fancies a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City win odds: 2.37
Brentford win odds: 2.90
Correct Score odds
Bristol have been the better side in the past five matches in both departments but Johnson’s team have struggled to replicate the good form in their stadium. The hosts have conceded in each of the previous four home games where they have managed just two points and Brentford can frustrate them with the league’s joint top-scorer in Neal Maupay in their ranks. Our correct score prediction would back a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bristol have generally kept things tight in their home turf and this has produced two or less goals in more than 70 percent of their matches at Ashton Gate. This has been the outcome in the past two meetings between the clubs with 1-0 being the eventual scoreline in both. Our total goals prediction is to go for less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Neal Maupay has been Brentford’s standout performer this term and the Frenchman has notched 14 goals, which sees him jointly top the Championship scoring charts. The 22-year-old netted the sole goal in the recent 1-0 win over Bolton and the same outcome was witnessed when Brentford previously made the trip to Bristol in April. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Maupay.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Neal Maupay at 5.60[/bet_tip_now]
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