Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Bristol City have the chance to propel into the playoff positions when they welcome Swansea City to Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon. Lee Johnson’s side have remained unbeaten in the past 10 games and they are within two points off the top-six. Swansea are undefeated in half the number of matches as Bristol but they are a further four points behind their weekend counterparts. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol secured a fourth-straight league win earlier this month after they picked up a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest. They have since progressed to the FA Cup fifth round following a 2-1 triumph over Bolton Wanderers.
Swansea, meanwhile, settled for a high-scoring 3-3 draw against Birmingham City in their home patch on Monday night. Oliver McBurnie made the difference with a second-half brace including a 94th-minute leveller.
The Liberty Stadium witnessed the previous meeting between the sides in August which finished 1-0 in Bristol’s favour. Their last clash at Ashton Gate was eight years ago and that resulted in Swansea picking up a 2-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions prefer a Bristol win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea are backed at 3.30 for an away triumph but we don’t predict this outcome against a Bristol side, who have excelled defensively of late. The Welsh outfit have won every other game on the road since November but that trend should cease against Bristol, who have the momentum on their side with six-straight wins across all competitions. Our preview is to go with a Bristol win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City vs Swansea City draw odds: 3.20
Swansea City win odds: 3.30
Correct Score odds
Bristol have netted four goals less than Swansea (11) in the past five matches but they have nonetheless secured more points with three clean sheets compared to the visitors’ one. For the weekend, a shutout may remain unlikely with Swansea possessing an in-form Oliver McBurnie in their ranks but Bristol should outscore them in this open contest. Our correct score prediction favours Bristol to win 2-1 for the third successive game in their stadium.
[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 currently possess the second-best backline in the division and this run has contributed to low-scoring contests in the majority of their matches. However, the visit of Swansea may produce a free-flowing encounter, as the visitors have netted in every away outing since November. Our total goals prediction anticipates 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 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Famara Diedhiou is currently the leading scorer for Bristol with eight goals in the Championship. The Senegalese has netted two times in the past three league appearances and both of those goals have opened the scoresheet. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Diedhiou to find the breakthrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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