Bristol City are at Ashton Gate for the weekend league meeting against Preston North End. Lee Johnson’s side come into the game on the back of successive defeats and have dropped four points behind the playoff positions. Preston, meanwhile, have been consistently picking up points over the past month and their efforts have witnessed them jump above the drop zone by virtue of goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol succumbed to a second straight league defeat after they suffered a 3-2 loss at the hands of Reading. Leandro Bacuna netted the crunch winner for Reading following the hour mark.
Preston went unbeaten for the sixth game on the bounce after playing out a 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town. Alex Neil’s side have picked up three wins and three draws during their undefeated run.
The recent encounter between the sides was at Deepdale in March this year where Preston sealed a 2-1 win. The last meeting at Ashton Gate saw Preston win by the same score. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are priced at 3.40 for the win whilst Bristol are 2.15 for the same outcome. Preston started the season poorly to see them rooted to the drop zone, but they have since found form with a run of six unbeaten games. In this period, Preston have played out three successive stalemates and they are unbeaten in 10 league games against Bristol. Our preview is to go for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City win odds: 2.15
Preston North End win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
Preston have dominated the proceedings in this fixture and they have remained undefeated in 10 previous meetings. Their improved backline should be enough to hold Bristol, were looking to avoid a third successive league defeat. Our correct score prediction fancies 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
Unlike the previous season, Bristol have not flourished in the scoring department at Ashton Gate and this has resulted in 75% of their games producing two or less goals. Preston’s last two away trips have taken a similar trend with 1-1 being the final score in both of those. 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 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Callum Robinson has been Preston’s leading scorer with six goals in the Championship. He has netted three of those in the previous five matches including a brace versus Brentford last month. The 23-year-old was on the scoresheet during Preston’s previous visit to Ashton Gate. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Robinson to open the scoring.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Callum Robinson at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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