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Aston Villa v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-02-28

Championship Tips


Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Aston Villa halted a miserable run of five straight defeats in the Championship on the weekend when they secured a valuable three points with a 1-0 home win over Derby County, and Steve Bruce’s men will be keen to keep the momentum going in Tuesday night’s encounter with Bristol City at Villa Park.

Villa had actually gone nine league games without a win prior to the win over The Rams and the west midlands club, relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season and tipped to bounce back into the big time this term, find themselves in the bottom half of the Championship.

However, Aston Villa still possess a reasonable record on home turf with stats of  7-7-2  23/16, and striker Kodjia has banged in 11 goals so far this season.

Visitors Bristol City earned what could be a very valuable point away at second placed Newcastle United in Saturday’s 2-2 draw, but it could have been an even better result as The Robins held a 2-0 lead at half-time.

But Bristol City are perched just above the relegation zone for a reason, and they saw their two-goal advantage whittled away by Newcastle United, which means the west country outfit have now gone four matches without a win in the English second tier.

Recent draws with Derby County and Newcastle United have book-ended defeats to Leeds United and Fulham, and with a rather ordinary looking away record of  2-4-11  24/30 on their travels so far, Bristol City could struggle again in tonight’s clash with Aston Villa.

Pick: Aston Villa AH-0.25 @ 1.78 Bet Victor


Derby v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-02-11

Championship Tips


Saturday 11th February 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Saturday afternoon’s Championship clash with Bristol City at the iPro Stadium represents a ‘must-win’ game for hosts Derby County as they sit in 8th place and find themselves six points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday following The Owls’ 3-0 win over Birmingham City on Friday night.

A spate of recent defeats, particularly away from home for Derby have held them back from pushing for a play-off position following losses to Norwich City, Leeds United and last weekend’s defeat at Championship league leaders Newcastle United.

But these three recent losses were all away from home, and now back at the iPro, I fancy The Rams to bounce back and further improve their home record that stands at  7-4-3  15/7. Derby are unbeaten in their last nine on home turf, and have kept a total of 10 clean sheets so far.

Visitors Bristol City tend to gain great delight in upsetting the ‘big boys’ especially away from home, but The Robins have been far less convincing this season, not only away from home, but in their overall form generally as they’ve gained just one win from their last ten matches.

That rare success came in last weekend’s relegation clash against Rotherham United which they won 1-0 at Ashton Gate, but a trip to Derby County today could well be beyond them, particularly when looking at their away record this season which stands at a poor  2-2-10  18/23.

The Robins have also lost their last six away matches on the trot, along with going a total of nine away matches without a win – their last triumph on the road was a 4-0 romp at Fulham way back in September of last year!

Pick: Derby County AH-0.25 @ 1.64 Bet Victor


Bristol City v Rotherham Betting Tips: 1, 2017-02-04

Championship Tips


Saturday 4th February 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Next up is a relegation battle between Bristol City and Rotherham United in the Championship with both teams desperate to take all three points to ease their respective relegation worries when they meet at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City ended their miserable run of eight Championship defeats on the trot during the week when they held play-off candidates Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-2 draw, and they’ll be looking to go one step better and claim all three points here in this encounter I daresay.

Bristol City possess an average home record of  6-2-6  19/18 but they have the added incentive of putting some daylight between themselves and the bottom three if they manage a win here. New signing Matty Taylor from rivals Bristol Rovers could make his debut here alongside leading goalscorer Abrahams (16 goals).

Rotherham United head into this clash following three league defeats on the trot as they’ve fallen to losses against Newcastle United, Barnsley and Nottingham Forest, and despite a recent 2-1 home win over Norwich City, The Millermen are still firmly rooted to bottom spot in the Championship.

Rotherham possess a woeful away record which stands at  0-1-14  10/42 which is by far and away the worst away record for any club that has been bottom of the Championship for some time, and seven straight defeats away from home doesn’t bode well for their visit to the west country, particularly when you consider that Bristol City have bolstered their attacking personnel.

In addition, Rotherham have failed to score in 8 of their 15 away matches to date.

Pick: Bristol City to win @ 1.65 Bet Victor


Burnley v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1, 2015-12-28

Championship Tips


Monday 28th December 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Burnley have had to endure a tough run of matches in recent weeks in the Championship as they’ve had to travel three times in their past four league matches which has resulted in two defeat and a draw on the road.

Boxing Day saw The Clarets lose 3-0 away at promotion hopefuls Hull City at the KC Stadium, so no doubt Sean Dyche’s men will be eager to return to Turf Moor for this afternoon’s clash against lowly Bristol City.

Burnley’s overall home record though still remains a good one which stands at  7-2-2  21/11 where they’ve lost just once in their last six on home turf but recent wins over Huddersfield, Fulham and Charlton show they can be ruthless against bottom half opposition.

Visitors Bristol City kept their slim hopes of Championship survival alive on Boxing Day with a 1-1 draw at home against fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic as The Robins have now drawn two Championship matches on the trot following a 1-1 draw at home with QPR.

But Bristol City now face a very difficult and long trip up north to face Burnley on the back of just one away win from their last nine on the road which was a 2-1 win away at Huddersfield Town, and an overall away record of  2-4-5  9/19 tells its own story.

Burnley hold a very solid record at home against bottom half opposition which reads  5-1-1  15/7 and I can’t see Bristol City getting anything at Turf Moor today.

Pick: Burnley to win @ 1.85 Bet Victor


Derby v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1, 2015-12-15

Championship Tips


Tuesday 15th December 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

With Middlesbrough and Burnley playing each other tonight in Tuesday night’s Championship fixtures, Derby County could move up into second place if they take all three points in their encounter with Bristol City at the iPro Stadium.

Derby head into tonight’s clash on the back of a four-match unbeaten run which has consisted of wins over Cardiff City and Hull City along with draws against Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton, while their home form has really begun to shift through the gears as they’ve won five of their last six on home turf.

The Rams’ overall home record stands at  5-4-1  17/8 with their one defeat being a 2-1 loss to Leeds United back in August, but since then, Derby have been dominant with notable wins over Brentford, Wolves, QPR and Cardiff City.

Bristol City pulled away from the bottom three in the Championship on the weekend when they beat fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium to hand The Robins their first league win since early November.

But recent defeats to Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers suggest they could struggle again on the road away at one of the stronger teams in the division when you take Bristo City’s away record into consideration.

A record of  2-4-4  9/15 is not much to write home about, particularly with The Robins failing to score in four of their 10 away matches to date.

I’m confident that Derby can continue their solid form at the iPro Stadium tonight with another win as they push for an automatic promotion spot.

Pick: Derby County to win @ 1.61 Comeon


Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Preview, 2015-10-27

English Football Betting

Cardiff City v Bristol City
Monday 26 October – Kickoff: 1945hrs
Football – England – Premier League

Ahead of impending League Cup action this midweek, the Premier League takes a break and the focus of the live, televised clash on Monday see’s Bristol City travel to the Welsh capital as they bid to move clear of the relegation zone.

Following what was a disappointing season for Cardiff last term – their first back in this league following relegation – the pressure was very much on Russell Slade to improve fortunes on the park. A dozen games in and the Bluebirds have made a very solid start to their campaign, amassing 20 points in that period. It’s a points haul which is good enough to see them sit in eighth, just four points outside the playoff with Monday’s game in-hand still to come. Their home form has been particularly good – suffering only one defeat and winning four of their six matches at the Cardiff City Stadium, including an impressive win over Middlesbrough last week.

It has taken a while for Bristol City to become accustomed to life in the Championship but there are definite signs that last year’s runaway League One champions are finding the sort of form many thought them capable of. Two successive draws were followed by their first home win since May when getting the better of Nottingham Forest. The Robins backed that win up with another strong performance away to the current leaders, Brighton. Despite taking the lead in that game, Bristol City succumbed to a late goal and went down 2-1. Although the defeat brought to an end their three game unbeaten run, the game highlighted the capability of this squad to mix it with the best teams in the division.

Although it has been a good start to the season, Cardiff are yet to score more than two goals in one game, emphasising that the main strength of this team, thus far, has been in defence. Slade’s men have kept four clean sheets and have the fifth best goals against record in the Championship. They have scored the fewest number of goals of the current top 14, though, so if they manage to find a better balance in attack, Cardiff will certainly not be far away from a top six finish come the end of the season.

Bristol City’s sole away win of the campaign came at Middlesborough back in August, but Steve Cotterill will have taken confidence from their last three performances on the road. In addition to the narrow defeat to Brighton last time out, City picked up two valuable points with draws at Ipswich and Preston. The visit to Cardiff will be a similar test to those games so there will be no fear amongst the squad ahead of the game, particularly as they have scored in five straight Championship away games.

Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Tips

Despite being eight points worse off than Cardiff, Bristol City can boast the same number of goals scored than their opponent on Monday. In contrast to Slade’s team, however, is their inability to keep goals out at the other end – conceding the joint-second most goals in the league. It will be interesting to see how the game develops with two completely different approaches, clashing.
I fully expect Bristol City to climb the table in the upcoming weeks if they manage to sustain the level of performance shown recently. Cardiff are a very difficult team to beat, though, especially at home. They may have only conceded four home goals, but the visitors have shown they are capable of causing the best team’s in this league problems and I think they are good enough to get a result, here.

The two bets I like are for both teams to score (occurred in Bristol City’s last four away games) and a smaller bet on a correct score of 1-1. Both teams are in good for at present and I do not believe there is much between them. A point apiece would not be disastrous and it could end with the two cancelling each other out.

Both teams to score 8/11 @ Betfred
Correct score 1-1 @ 13/2 @ Betvictor


Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2015-10-26

Championship Tips


Monday 26th October 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Cardiff City scored a valuable win over Middlesbrough during midweek with a 1-0 home victory at their Cardiff City Stadium and they’ll no doubt be looking for more of the same tonight when they entertain struggling Bristol City.

Another win for Cardiff tonight would see The Bluebirds leapfrog Reading into 7th place in the Championship, and with a four-match unbeaten run behind them, this may well be on the cards for the hosts. An earlier win over Charlton Athletic along with back-to-back draws with Brighton and Preston North End (both away from home) makes up their last four-match sequence.

On home turf, Cardiff City hold a decent record of  4-1-1  8/4 and they’ve registered some vital wins over Wolves, Huddersfield Town, Charlton and Middlesbrough, while their only defeat to date was to second placed Hull City. Striker Joe Mason (5 goals) looks the hosts’ likeliest anytime goalscorer.

Visitors Bristol City find themselves just one league position above the relegation zone in the Championship having managed just two wins so far this season. City suffered another defeat in their midweek loss away at Brighton in a 2-1 defeat and it’s been just one win from their last eight matches overall.

That rare win was a recent Friday night 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest but this was registered at Ashton Gate, while their away performances need a vast improvement if they’re to pull away from the bottom reaches of the division.

The Robins’ away record stands at  1-2-3  7/11 and only Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers have conceded more goals than them on the road. Bristol City are without a win in their last four on their travels also.

I will go for Cardiff City here, but I advise backing them with the draw no bet option at still good odds.

Pick: Cardiff City AH0 @ 1.75 Bet Victor


Middlesbrough v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1, 2015-08-22

Championship Tips


Saturday 22nd August 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Middlesbrough have enjoyed early success in the first couple of weeks in the new English season having earned points on the road away at Preston North End and away at highly-fancied Derby County whilst grabbing the points at home against Bolton Wanderers in a 3-0 win.

Middlesbrough are also through to the second round of the Capital One Cup thanks to a 3-1 away win at League One outfit Oldham Athletic, and Boro once again have home advantage this afternoon when they take on early Championship strugglers Bristol City.

Boro have lost just once in their last seven matches in the Championship, that being the 2-0 Play Off Final loss to Norwich City who were promoted to the Premier League following that victory at Wembley.

Visitors Bristol City played their ‘get out of jail free’ card on Wednesday night when they clawed back a two-goal deficit to grab a point at home against Leeds United in a 2-2 draw. The Robins found themselves two goals down to Leeds having conceded either side of half-time, but two goals in the last few minutes gave Bristol City a much needed point.

However, Bristol City still find themselves third from bottom in the Championship having gained just one point from their first three league matches – the previous two games ended in defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford and The Robins have conceded 8 goals so far in their first three Championship matches.

Bristol City were also bundled out of the League Cup as they lost 3-1 away at League Two side Luton Town in the first round of the Capital One Cup, so all is not so rosy in the west country.

The major difference between Middlesbrough and the ‘also-rans’ is that if Boro take the lead, they tend to be able to hold onto it and the same pattern could emerge here this afternoon at The Riverside – I’ll back Boro to take the points in a 1-0 win.

Pick: Middlesbrough straight win @ 1.60 bet365


Bristol City v Leeds Utd Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.5, 2015-08-19

Championship Tips


Wednesday 19th August 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Bristol City slumped to a third consecutive defeat at the weekend when they were beaten 4-2 by visitors Brentford at Ashton Gate as The Robins still try to find their first win of the new season.

The newly promoted side from League One will have been in confident mood ahead of the opening match in their return to the Championship, but losses to Sheffield Wednesday (away) and at home to Brentford, along with a Capital Cup first round loss away at Luton Town has resulted in a shaky start for Steve Cotterill’s boys.

Despite possessing forwards Wilbraham and Agard up front, who were both prolific in last season’s promotion season, The Robins look pretty light in midfield and are operating on a relatively small squad compared to the bigger clubs in this division.

Visitors Leeds United still remain unbeaten after their first two Championship matches which both ended in draws – 1-1 at home to Burnley and a 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium with Reading, so not a bad start for the next new manager Uwe Rosler.

Leeds’ success on the field this season will largely depend on the level of interference from Italian owner Cellino, and you have to feel sorry for former manager Neil Redfearn who steered Leeds away from almost certain relegation at the end of last season, and whom has since been sacked as a consequence.

But back to the present, and Leeds have made some astute signings during the summer with former Leicester City defender Sol Bamba joining up with another ex-Foxes striker Chris Wood who, by my reckoning, has scored 37 goals in 86 Championship starts and is a proven goalscorer at this level.

I’ll therefore side with Leeds United to get at least a point at Ashton Gate tonight as they look the more capable of the two sides here – could be a 2-1 win for the visitors if not a draw.

Pick: Leeds United AH+0.5 @ 1.79 Bet Victor


BIRMINGHAM v BRISTOL C – Pick: 1 AH-1 – 14 April 2012



Saturday 14th April 2012 – Kickoff:  1500hrs

Birmingham City will be looking to take the maximum three points when they play host to struggling Bristol City at St Andrews on Saturday.

Birmingham will be wanting to put behind them their recent disappointing result at West Ham which ended in a 3-3 draw. I say disappointment, before the match most Bluenoses would have taken a point at Upton Park any day of the week, but when your side is 3-1 up you kind of expect that the three points will be yours.

Not so, and it’s sometimes a familiar story when you support Birmingham but they have a great chance today to close the gap on The Hammers when Bristol City come to the midlands. Birmingham have lost just once in their last seven matches which was an eyebrow-raising 1-4 defeat at Fratton Park against Portsmouth. Aside from that though, they’ve beaten Middlesbrough, Doncaster Rovers, Burnley and Crystal Palace along with draws against Cardiff City and West Ham.

It’s their home form that has taken Blues into their current play-off position of fourth with a record of  12-8-1  33/12, and undoubtedly their success has stemmed from a solid defence which has conceded the least number of goals at home in the Championship. Indeed, they’ve kept eleven clean sheets which doesn’t bode well for a Bristol City side who have struggled to find the net on their travels so far this season.

I’m happy to say that the problems of last season’s goalscoring seem to have disappeared for Birmingham as they have produced goals from almost every position; strikers Marlon King (15 goals, 9 assists) and Nikola Zigic (10 goals) have had solid seasons, along with creative midfielder Chris Burke (12 goals, 15 assists) who has enjoyed his rejuvenated role at Blues. Even the defenders have chipped in with David Murphy and Curtis Davies scoring valuable goals.

Bristol City make their way to the midlands on the back of two straight league wins over Nottingham Forest and Coventry City, but with the greatest respect, a trip to fourth placed Birmingham should pose some serious problems for The Robins.

Bristol have improved slightly during the last few weeks with just one loss in their last six which was a 0-2 loss at home to Watford, but their away performances have produced just one win in their last eight matches while they’ve failed to score in eleven league matches.

Their away record overall reads  5-5-11  15/33 and I know I’ve said it before, but they’re really missing their former striker Nicky Maynard who left for West Ham, and still remains their leading scorer with 8 goals. However, they have former Birmingham loan striker Chris Wood and Brett Pitman up front along with Jonathan Stead and these three are very capable of causing problems in the box.

Birmingham let a two goal lead slip at West Ham on Easter Monday and I’m sure they’ll be champing at the bit to put this right in front of a passionate home crowd; I’ll go for a 3-1 home win here with Birmingham preserving their lead this time!

Main Pick:  Birmingham City AH-1 @ 1.85 Pinnacle