Fulham v Bristol City Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 7 December 2019

Goals galore at the Cottage

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EnglandFulham vs Bristol CityEngland
7th December 1500hrs
Football – England– Championship
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 1500 GMT, Friday 6 December)

It’s a top six clash at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Third placed Fulham will be looking for three points to keep pace with the top two whilst a win for Bristol City would put them level on points with their opponents.

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Fulham vs Bristol City Live Stats & Betting Odds

Fulham Preview – Can Fulham make it five wins in a row and maintain their position in third?

The recent evidence is indicating that Scott Parker is finally managing to find some consistency with this Fulham team. Having been relegated last season the Cottagers have had a very variable time of it adjusting back into the Championship. They come into this game on the back of four straight wins but had managed only three victories in the previous 11. If you are being harsh then it could be suggested that Fulham have had a generous run of things facing three teams in the bottom half of the table and a Swansea team who are beginning to fall down the division. But they still have to win those games and it’s the first time stringing as many victories together since their promotion winning season in 2018. That’s essentially the aim again and they will be hoping to do so automatically.

For them to finish in the top two they will have to keep this sort of form up. West Brom and Leeds have been excellent for the most part and are on extended winning runs of their own. Fulham could well be eight points behind Leeds heading into this game which will make three points here even more important.

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Bristol City Preview – Will Bristol City follow up their impressive win last time out and creep closer to the top two with an away victory?

Lee Johnson’s team would have been licking their wounds when beaten 4-1 by West Brom. It was just their second defeat since the opening day of the season but coming against the leaders would have been a hard one to swallow as it’s perhaps another indication that Bristol City are still some way off the to team, having been well beaten by Leeds in their first game. Johnson is experienced enough at this level to know, however, it’s so competitive that every game matters – not just the ones against the top teams. That said, his team are going to get a quick chance to prove themselves against the team currently third in the table.

Their response to losing heavily against West Brom was a good one when beating Huddersfield 5-2. They were obviously keen to make up for that loss as they scored five goals within 50 minutes. Johnson will be emphasizing the need for another quick start tomorrow, especially as they were 2-0 down at half-time in their last away game.

Key-Facts – Fulham vs Bristol City

  • Last weekend’s 2-1 win away to Swansea made it four in a row for Fulham and they now hold third place on their own
  • Bristol City responded from a heavy loss to West Brom by hitting Huddersfield for five and they can go level on points with Fulham should they win
  • These two have combined for 62 goals this season as joint-second highest scorers in the Championship with 31 each

Fulham vs Bristol City Betting Advice

This has the makings of being a really entertaining 90 minutes. Only leaders West Brom have scored more than these two teams this season. Both have found the net 31 times but the visitors concede plenty as well – 27 in 19 matches. No team in the top half have conceded more than that. The average goals per game of the teams is 2.63 and 3.05, respectively.
Interestingly, there has not been a home winner in this fixture in the last seven meetings with six away wins and a draw. You have to go all the way back to 1997 when Fulham beat Bristol City 1-0. I fully expect we’ll see a few more goals than that tomorrow and over 2.5 goals looks the way to go for the reasons above. Fulham’s last five home games have all had at least three goals in them, as have seven of Bristol City’s last nine away matches.