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Derby County v Bristol City Betting Tip Derby – 19 January 2018

Championship Tips
Friday 19th January 2018 Kick off 1945hrs Derby County v Bristol City Football – England – Championship With Wolves seemingly well In command of the top spot in the Championship, much of the attention is focussed on who will likely join them in the second of the automatic promotion positions. Two of the teams who are chasing that meet on Friday as Derby County host Bristol City. The hosts currently have a five point advantage over their opponents and are two clear of their nearest challengers Cardiff City. Another win for them this weekend would be a big step towards a return to the Premier League but it will not be easy against one of the most improved outfits in the Championship. It’s just over a year since Gary Rowett took over Derby County and it’s been an upward trajectory for the most part. The Rams were more concerned with relegation this time last season but they are very much focussed on looking upwards now. Although 10 points behind the league leaders, their current situation has probably surpassed expectations from when they set out at the beginning of the campaign and now it’s all about getting the job done. Derby have not tasted defeat in the league since the end of November and that’s been the key to their rise into second. It would be a stretch to suggest that they are in control of the second automatic promotion spot but if they can maintain the consistency for the remainder of the season then that will be the reality and it would mark as a significant achievement for Rowett, who demonstrated his commitment to the club by signing a new contract following interest from Premier League outfit Stoke. Considering the circumstances of both clubs, it coud prove to be another very shrewd decision by Derby’s manager. Bristol City have hit the headlines this year for their exploits in the League Cup, namely the famous win over Manchester United just before Christmas. The Robins were close to claiming another excellent cup result last week when running the other Manchester club very close in the first leg of their semi-final, only to succumb to the Premier League leaders in injury time. Although they will be very pleased with their cup run, there has been much more to their season which is why they are perched in the playoff positions after the halfway mark. Bristol City were another team who were in serious bother at one stage last season before a good run of form later on in the campaign seen them survive and finish in 17th spot. There has been no such problems for them this season and like their opponents, a lot of that is down to the manager, Lee Johnson. Son of Gary, he has had an excellent grounding as a coach but is looking to do something his dad never achieved and that is manage in the Premier League. A poor run of late has certainly made automatic promotion a bit more difficult but the fact Bristol City are even in the conversation is testament to the work of Johnson and his players thus far.

Derby County v Bristol City Betting Tip

Games between any of the top six or eight clubs in this division are always bound to be crucial when it comes to these promotion and playoff spots and this one will be no different. The five point gap that separates them is an illustration that there has not been much between them 27 games into the season. Derby will feel a win would cement their position in second spot with the other challengers then having to make up that ground whilst Bristol City will target this game as a way in which they can begin to turn around their form having lost their last five in all competitions, a caveat to that being two of those games have come in cup competitions. Nevertheless, it’s the first time they have lost three consecutive league games in over a year. One significant improvement in Derby’s form this season compared to last has been their home record. The iPro stadium has traditionally been a fortress for the Rams but they managed to win less than half of their home games. It’s been a different story this time around as they have already won eight of their 13 home matches – just three shy of last season’s total. Rowett will feel there is still improvement on that win return but it’s further illustration of the progression in a short space of time. The visitors have only lost two away games in the league all season, however, and it’s a sign of the organisation and approach to the game when going on the road. Derby will be on the hunt for some revenge as well as the three points after losing heavily to Bristol City back in September. Playing on a Friday night can be an advantage for teams who have a lead to hold and that’s the situation Derby find themselves in, in relation to the automatic promotion spot. Their opponents, Bristol City, are going to be stubborn but it’s a game that Derby can take all three points in. Derby County 113/100 @ Marathon Bet  
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Manchester City v Bristol City Betting Tip Man City to score in both halves – 9 January 2018

FA Cup & League Cup Tips
Tuesday 9th January 2018 Kick off 1945hrs Manchester City v Bristol City Football – England – League Cup There was a huge shock in the last round of the League Cup as Bristol City defeated Manchester United and their perennial winning manager of this competition, Jose Mourinho. The reward for Lee Johnson’s men is a battle against the other half of Manchester – the so far unbeatable, City. Despite facing a huge task for the Championship club, it still promises to be two massive occasions and a chance to enjoy themselves further on what has been a tremendous cup run thus far. For City it’s another challenge on their quest to making this a season to remember. It was business as usual for Pep Guardiola’s men on Saturday as they cruised into the next round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 dismantling of Burnley at the Etihad. They had to come from behind but the win means it is now 26 domestic games unbeaten this term. That could have came to an end in their final Premier League game of 2017, of course, when only a last minute penalty save from Ederson ensured they left Selhurst Park with a draw. They returned to winning ways at the first time of asking and approach the semi-final of the league cup on the back of two comprehensive home victories. Their participation in this particular competition has not been without incident either, requiring penalties to see off both Wolves and Leicester. Both times Guardiola has elected to make some changes but it was two very strong teams who took to the field. With a 15 point lead over rivals United in the Premier League, City can afford to play a more experienced team in this tie, and any potential final, safe in the knowledge that they are almost certainly going to win the title. Bristol City have reached this stage of the League Cup twice before, the latest coming in season 1988/89. Realistically, it’s more than likely as far as they’ll go this time around as well considering the size of task that awaits them. However, the Robins were afforded a similar chance in the last round when coming up against the other half of Manchester. It was a night that will live long in the memory for all connected with Bristol City, especially in the circumstances of scoring a last minute winner in front of their own supporters. As alluded to above, we know how much Mourinho prioritises the League Cup and the fact that United were the reigning holders makes it a little more special. It’s another great achievement in Johnson’s time at the club, and occurred in a season where they are in with a real shout of automatic promotion to the Premier League. Currently in fourth spot, City are two points adrift of the second automatic promotion spot which looks to be between half a dozen or so clubs at the moment. That will ultimately take priority, as it should, over the cup competitions but Tuesday’s game is another opportunity for the supporters to dream.

Manchester City v Bristol City Betting Tip

Every time Manchester City take to the field in a domestic game, there is a growing feeling and desire of who is going to be the English team that finally managed to beat them this season. Palace came within a whisker but fell short whilst few others have managed to lay a glove on them whatsoever. It’s an unenviable task that awaits Bristol City considering it’s a two legged tie, but one in which the players and fans will be relishing the prospect of. Bristol City will also take some hope from the fact that Wolves – another Championship club – were able to take the Premier League leaders all the way to penalties, and did so without conceding. Leicester further cemented the feeling that the League Cup may well be where they are most vulnerable, again running them very close in the last round. That said, City have scored 43 domestic home goals this season and will have an array of talent on the park once again. Bristol City will be hoping they can turn in a performance that allows them to go back to Ashton Gate in a fortnight’s time still in with a chance of causing yet another huge upset. Unfortunately, they are probably coming into the game in their worst run of form in just under a year having lost three straight games – conceding 10 and scoring just once. The match against Man City will be their third successive away game in a little over a week and that will be further taxing for a small squad. If anybody is going to take advantage of that then it’s Guardiola. The hosts have a massive game away to Liverpool on Sunday and they’ll be looking to put this to bed early, so take the home team to score in both halves. Manchester City to score in both halves 1/2 @ Marathon Bet  
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Aston Villa v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-02-28

Championship Tips
ASTON VILLA v BRISTOL CITY 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
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Derby v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-02-11

Championship Tips
DERBY COUNTY v BRISTOL CITY 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
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Bristol City v Rotherham Betting Tips: 1, 2017-02-04

Championship Tips
BRISTOL CITY v ROTHERHAM UNITED 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
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Burnley v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1, 2015-12-28

Championship Tips
BURNLEY v BRISTOL CITY 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
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Derby v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1, 2015-12-15

Championship Tips
DERBY COUNTY v BRISTOL CITY 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
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Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Preview, 2015-10-27

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

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v BRISTOL CITY 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
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Middlesbrough v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1, 2015-08-22

Championship Tips
MIDDLESBROUGH v BRISTOL CITY 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
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