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02/04/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm V Ashton Gate

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Bristol City vs Brentford Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

In a sentence: The home side will be looking to end the day in the play-off zone, so it’s a far bigger game for them than it is for Brentford.

Last time: Brentford won 1-0 in December 2016, thanks to a goal from Maxime Colin. Football predictions are tough, but while the Bees have won their last three visits to Ashton Gate, they won’t find it as easy this time.

This time: Bristol City are 11/8 to win with Brentford at 2/1 and the draw 11/4.

You might remember: The Robins’ last home win over Brentford in 2007. Phil Jevons scored a penalty in the fifth minute, and that was enough to win the match.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Bristol City welcome Brentford to Ashton Gate for this Sky Bet Championship encounter

This is a Championship preview where the result is tough to call – Bristol City have been the better team this season, but Brentford have a strong record at Ashton Gate. Football prediction can be aided by looking at the form guide, but the teams have similar recent records which doesn’t really help. Here are some football betting tips for the match, which could have a major bearing on the rest of the season.

Bristol City are 11/8 to win. After losing two home games in a row around the turn of the year, City have since won three and drawn two at Ashton Gate. A win here would make it their best six game run at home in the Championship this season.

Brentford are available at 2/1, and they have won four of their last nine league matches on the road. It’s interesting that they’ve lost the other five, and they have alternated between winning and losing throughout the sequence. If that run continues, they’re due a win here.

The draw is priced at 11/4. These sides are both in the top half of the division for having the most draws in 2017/18. They are only seven points apart too, so this match could easily end in a stalemate.

Bobby Reid is 11/2 to score the first goal of the game, or 9/5 to net at any time. He has already bagged 17 league goals this season, and has scored five goals in his last eight appearances.

Ollie Watkins is Brentford’s top scorer in the Championship this season, and can be backed at 5/2 to get on the scoresheet. Watkins has scored 10 goals in the league, including three in his last seven appearances. He is available at 15/2 to bag the opening goal.

Championship predictions are never straightforward, and this feels like it will be a close match. Bristol City should have enough of an edge to take the three points.

Predicted Score: Bristol City 2 - 1 Brentford

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Both teams to score. Football predictions are aided by a little research, and Bristol City and Brentford have each played 46 league games in the past two seasons where both teams found the net. As only six teams in the division have had more, it feels like both should score in this match. A ‘yes’ bet in your both teams to score predictions is priced at 3/4.

2

We fancy:

Bristol City to win and both teams to score, at 10/3. There should be goals in this game, and the home side should have enough to take the three points. It could be a good way to improve your odds on the home win.

3

It's a long shot, but:

Brentford to win 2-0 is 18/1. Football score predictions are always hard to get right, but that is the most common scoreline seen in the Bees’ away league wins this season. At those odds, another of those scorelines looks quite tempting.

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Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.