Bristol City vs Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bristol City vs Fulham Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Wednesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides in the play-off mix as sixth plays hosts to fifth. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bristol City for the second successive game let a lead slip as they were 2-0 up on Leeds last time out but ended up drawing 2-2. Famara Diedhiou and Bobby Reid had put them on track in 16 minutes but two goals in an eight-minute spell meant that they had to settle for a share of the points. Fulham continued their recent good form with a 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa on Saturday. Ryan Sessegnon and Floyd Ayite netted in the second-half to secure a deserved three points for the London outfit. The reverse fixture came at the end of October (31st) at Craven Cottage with the Robins winning that one 2-0. Bobby Reid and Korey Smith got their goals while the Cottagers had Aboubakar Kamara sent-off to compound their misery.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Fulham are the marginal favourites to win the game and given the way they are playing that is probably a reasonable assessment. I would though sound a note of caution while the form table shows the visitors are the form side the league table over 32 games suggests little to choose between the duo and as such the match prices don’t scream value. Eight of 16 for the Robins at their own ground have been level and this is the same number of games that have been level for the Cottagers on the road so backing the game to be level at half-time makes sense. In addition, both sides have scored more than half their goals in the second 45 minutes so back this to be the highest scoring.

Game to be drawn at half-time

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

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

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

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 7 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

2

Draw

5

Lost

3
L H

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

08-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bitton AFC

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cheltenham Town Team Logo Cheltenham Town

FT 4 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

D H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Linense Team Logo Linense

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rayo Vallecano Team Logo Rayo Vallecano

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W A

26-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Crawley Town Team Logo Crawley Town

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 9 - 8

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Bristol City Preview

The Robins are in danger of sliding out of the play-offs following a run of just one victory from their last eight. They were three point above Preston in seventh going into Tuesday and three of their next four are against teams in the top eight. At Ashton Gate, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, one draw and two defeats from their last five. Six of their last nine league fixtures in front of their own fans have gone over 2.5 goals. The last two Bristol City games have seen both teams score but the five prior to that did not. Famara Diedhiou is in a good vein of scoring form and has netted four times in the last four matches.

Bristol City Team News

Milan Djuric (groin), Gary O’Neil (hamstring) and Callum O’Dowda (ankle) are doubts while Nathan Baker can return after suspension. Matty Taylor (hernia), Eros Pisano (hamstring) and Jens Hegeler (knee) are long-term absentees.

Fulham Preview

The Cottagers are now ten unbeaten in the Championship taking maximum points in eight of these fixtures. They are in fifth place and going into the midweek action were just six points behind Cardiff in second. Away from Craven Cottage, they have won three and drawn two in their last five netting at least once in each of these. No side has scored more road goals in the division than the 27 the London side have scored this season. Each of the last three Fulham have played and four of their last six have gone under 2.5 goals. They are though scoring a ton of goals themselves having netted 27 times in their last ten.

Fulham Team News

Sheyi Ojo (unknown) is the only doubt for Fulham ahead of this game.

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

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Bristol City vs Fulham Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
5 LB Bailey Wright 175 85
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
23 RB Hoerdur Magnusson 191 85
8 CM Josh Brownhill 178 69
40 LM Ryan Kent 176 -
7 CM Korey Smith 183 78
20 RM Jamie Paterson 175 66
9 CF Famara Diedhiou 189 80
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 68
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marcus Bettinelli 194 82
22 LB Cyrus Christie 188 78
4 CD Denis Odoi 177 67
21 RB Matt Targett 183 70
13 CD Tim Ream 186 72
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
6 CM Kevin McDonald 192 82
10 CM Tom Cairney 185 72
20 LF Lucas Piazon 183 80
32 CF Aleksandar Mitrovic 187 82
3 RF Ryan Sessegnon 178 70