Bristol City face off against Stoke City in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. Bristol have picked up back-to-back wins over the past week and are within two points off the playoff positions. Stoke, however, have been in the lower half of the standings since their second-tier return and they are currently five points ahead of the relegation zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol made it two 1-0 victories on the bounce after they got the better of Hull City at Ashton Gate. Famara Diedhiou netted the winner for the hosts in the third minute of stoppage time.
Stoke went winless for the second successive league game as they played out a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the hosts but they were pegged back by Stoke with Joe Allen bagging the leveller before injury-time.
The previous encounter between the teams was in the FA Cup third round last year where Bristol picked up a 2-0 win on their home patch. Famara Diedhiou and Matty Taylor bagged the goals in the second half. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a Bristol win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke are priced at 3.10 for the win but we are not predicting this outcome with the Potters tending to leak goals on the road. Gary Rowett’s side have managed to score in each of their away trips this term but they have equally conceded in most of those games to end up with a single win. Bristol can outscore Stoke with the home advantage as well as their defensive record, which is currently the fifth-best in the division. Our preview is to go for a Bristol win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City vs Stoke City draw odds: 3.50
Stoke City win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Bristol have experienced a mixed run of form this campaign, but they have impressed at Ashton Gate with 10 points from the last five matches. Stoke have accumulated just six points from their previous five games on the road. The visitors certainly have the threat to expose the Bristol defence but they are equally vulnerable at the back after conceding two or more goals in five of their seven away games this season. Our correct score prediction fancies a Bristol 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol City 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Bristol have witnessed more than two goals in just one of the past six matches but we are still expecting a high-scoring encounter with Stoke posing a threat with their attack front. Stoke have netted at least one goal in every away encounter this term. 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 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Famara Diedhiou had gone through a five-match run without scoring but he managed to end the streak in midweek where he bagged an injury-time goal in the 1-0 win over Hull. The Senegalese opened the scoring against Stoke in the FA Cup last year. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Diedhiou.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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