Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Bristol City are still awaiting their first win of the season as they take on a promotion-chasing Middlesbrough outfit. This match at the Ashton Gate stadium witnesses Bristol with just two points from their opening two games, while Middlesbrough have been able to make an assault for the promotion places already. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol City were involved in a 2-2 stalemate with Bolton during the weekend. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat against Plymouth in the League Cup. Bristol have tried to replace Bobby Reid with a raft of new signings.
Middlesbrough have been able to quickly overcome the disappointment of drawing with Millwall in the opening game, as they have picked up back-to-back league victories along with the passage into the next round of the League Cup.
Middlesbrough were able to secure a 2-1 win over Bristol in the latest meeting between the two clubs. Boro, though, lost by the same score in the last meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 2.62[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough are at a price of 2.60. Tony Pulis’ team has been able to go undefeated in all of the competitions so far, but they have a poor record at the Ashton Gate Stadium. Three consecutive defeats against a Bristol on this ground have enough reason to strike fear within Boro. Meanwhile, Bristol are looking to shake off a poor start to the season and will be looking to build on the draw with Nottingham Forest on the opening day. Bristol do have the pressure of having to excel over last season, but they may very well utilise home form to step up to the plate. Our preview would back a win for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 2.62[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City vs Middlesbrough draw odds: 3.40
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.60
Correct Score odds
Bristol have had a difficult time in front of goal as the club has been struggling to replace Bobby Reid in the most effective fashion. Middlesbrough, meanwhile, have been full of goals in the early results with the team managing less than 1.5 goals only once in the four matches. Still, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol City 2-1 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a game that could end up with high scores as the two teams are capable of scoring more than 1.5 goals quite easily. Middlesbrough will be able to rejoice at key players being on top form while Bristol have home advantage to get them a couple of goals. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Britt Assombalonga was able to score the only goal against Birmingham, as he opened his account for the new season. The Middlesbrough striker is one of the potent in the Championship and he is searching for his third goal against Bristol – in just four appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back the 25-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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