Bristol City vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bristol City vs Derby County Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game features two sides who have made decent starts to the Championship season.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Bristol City picked up a useful point at Wolves last time out though having been 3-2 up with eight minutes to go they may be a little disappointed they did not take all three. Aden Flint netted one as did Bobby Reid and a Famara Diedhiou who converted a penalty but the game ended 3-3. Derby lost 3-2 in midweek to Barnsley but this was a League Cup tie with Jonny Russell and Mason Bennett getting their goals. In the league, they won their previous game 5-0 at home to Burton thanks to a brace from Bradley Johnson and Matej Vydra while Curtis Davies also netted once. These two drew both meetings last season with the game at the iPro Stadium ending 3-3 and the one at Ashton Gate finishing 1-1.  Jonny Russell has netted twice in the last four meetings between the duo as has Darren Bent but the latter will not be available through injury.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair and I would tend to agree and given that the Robins have drawn four of their last five and the Rams are tough to beat then the draw looks worth a little interest. Both teams know where the back of the net is with Bristol City grabbing 11 for the season and Derby 10 which puts them in the top ten of attacking talents so I think a play on this game to be a scoring draw also makes sense.

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a score draw

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

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Derby County

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Bristol City

AVG Goals

0.9

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

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
L A

06-01-2018

FA Cup

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-01-2018

EFL Cup

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-01-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

19-01-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

23-01-2018

EFL Cup

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-01-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-02-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-02-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

18-02-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

21-02-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

2

Draw

6

Lost

2
D H

01-01-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-01-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

19-01-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-01-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-02-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

10-02-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

21-02-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

24-02-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

Bristol City Preview

After being tipped for relegation by some the Robins can be content with their start to the season taking ten points from their opening seven games. They are now five unbeaten in the league though four of these have been draws. At home, it is one victory and two games ending all-square from the three in the league so far. This good run at Ashton Gate in the Championship extends from last season and it is just one defeat in ten. Bobby Reid has been in excellent scoring form this season with five league goals though three of those have come on the road.  27% of the goals they have netted this season have come in the final 15 minutes.

Bristol City Team News

Milan Djuric (groin strain) is unlikely to play any part in this fixture.

Derby County Preview

With a midweek game in the League Cup the Rams have played just six rather than seven fixtures but still sit in 11th place with ten points. They are in good form with three victories and one defeat from their last four in the league with that defeat coming at Sheff U. On the road, it has been a mixed bag with one victory, one draw and one defeat and looking at last season also it is just two victories in 12. A feature of these games is both teams scoring in each of their three away ties this season and last five in the league. Bradley Johnson and Matej Vydra are their top scorers with three league goals each and both netted a brace in the last match. 60% of their goals in the league have come in the first-half and 90% have come in the opening 60 minutes.

Derby County Team News

Max Lowe (abdominal injury), Kyle McAllister (groin) and Jamie Hanson (calf) are doubts while Darren Bent is out until November with a hamstring injury.

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Derby County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 Derby County Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
3 RB Joe Bryan 170 72
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
5 LB Bailey Wright 175 85
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
20 RM Jamie Paterson 175 66
7 CM Korey Smith 183 78
45 LM Jonathan Leko 182 75
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 61
18 CF Cauley Woodrow 184 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
29 RB Marcus Olsson 180 72
33 CD Curtis Davies 188 76
6 CD Richard Keogh 188 87
12 LB Chris Baird 181 74
15 CDM Bradley Johnson 178 68
44 CDM Tom Huddlestone 180 80
19 CM Andreas Weimann 188 76
23 CM Matej Vydra 180 71
10 CM Tom Lawrence 175 70
28 CF David Nugent 180 76