Bristol City vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Ashton Gate

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Bristol City vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday lunchtime (12:00) game is a Severnside derby between two sides who are going well at the top end of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Bristol City made it back-to-back league victories as they produced an impressive road performance to win at Craven Cottage. Bobby Reid and Korey Smith both netted in the first-half and the game was beyond Fulham when they had a man sent-off in the 63rd minute. Cardiff got back to winning ways after two successive home draws as they saw off Ipswich 3-1 on Tuesday night. Junior Hoilett, Omar Bogle and Danny Ward all netted one each to enable them to secure all three points. The Welsh outfit have claimed bragging rights recently in this cross-country derby winning both meetings last season and going unbeaten in five. Anthony Pilkington grabbed a brace in this fixture last season while Lee Tomlin netted for Bristol City and now finds himself playing for Cardiff.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bristol City are marginal favourites for the game but there is little to choose between the pair from the opening third of the season. The draw would be my most likely outcome if forced to conclude on the match markets. Just one of the last five Cardiff games and three of the last seven Bristol City matches have gone over 2.5 goals and I think unders is the way to play this in what could be a tight battle between two rivals in a game that means a lot to both sets of fans. Both teams to score is also something I would be looking to oppose as it has happened in just one of the last four for the Robins and one of the last five for the Bluebirds.

Under 2.5 goals in this game

NO in the both teams to score market

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Bristol City

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W H

03-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

06-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 5

(HT 2 - 1)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

21-02-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-02-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

13-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Bristol City Preview

The Robins have won each of their last two league fixtures and taken 13 points from their last six games. Four of their next six games are against sides that are currently in the top ten of the Championship. At Ashton Gate, their results have been good with three victories, three draws and just one defeat. Four of their six in front of their own fans have gone under 2.5 goals and the same number have seen one or both teams fail to score. City are the third highest scoring side in the division this season while their defence is among the top third having conceded just 15 times. Bobby Reid has nine league goals this season and has scored in each of the last two.

Bristol City Team News

Eros Pisano is a doubt after going off after just nine minutes in midweek.

Cardiff City Preview

The Bluebirds moved back into second with victory over Ipswich in midweek which makes it seven points from their last three. This fixture is their sixth meeting with a top eight side this season with Sheffield United the only team they have yet to face. Away from the Cardiff City Stadium, their form has been mixed with two victories, two defeats and one draw from their last five. Three of their last four on the road have seen one or both teams fail to score. A strong defence has been key to their success this season with the 11 goals they have conceded the best record in the division. Just 33% of their goals have come in the first-half and just 6% on the opening 15 minutes.

Cardiff City Team News

Kenneth Zohore and Aron Gunnarson (ankle) are closing in on returns while Joe Bennett (unknown) is a doubt. Ashley Richards and Kadeem Harris (both ankle), Lee Camp (groin) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) are all long-term absentees for the Bluebirds.

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bristol City vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
23 RB Hoerdur Magnusson 190 81
7 LB Korey Smith 183 78
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
3 RM Joe Bryan 170 72
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
11 LM Callum O'Dowda 180 75
8 CM Josh Brownhill 178 69
22 CF Milan Djuric 198 93
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 61
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
33 AM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 AM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75
2 RM Lee Peltier 178 73
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 63
21 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
18 LM Callum Paterson 183 76
30 CF Omar Bogle 191 80