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

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Stoke City vs Bristol City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This New Year’s Day fixture (kick-off 15:00) features two sides in the top-half of the table as the team in 12th entertains 11th. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Stoke saw their winless run extended to two as they were held to a goalless draw on the road to Bolton. If anything the Potters were second best at a team who are fourth from bottom.

Bristol City stretched their unbeaten run to seven and picked up their third victory in this sequence with a 1-0 home defeat of Rotherham. Adam Webster netted four minutes from time in a game that saw the Millers have two men sent-off.

The reverse fixture came on October 27th at Ashton Gate and it was the Potters who won that one 1-0. Darren Fletcher got the only goal on that day in a fixture the Robins dominated but still somehow lost.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Stoke have drawn six of their last 12, Bristol City four of their last six so backing this game to finish all-square looks to be a no brainer. I think you can also add some value to that by taking it to be a scoring draw as happened in three of the last four draws for the Potter and the last three draws for the Robins

 

Game to finish all-square

Game to finish in a score draw

 

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

Bristol City have won 80% of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-02-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-01-2019

FA Cup

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

17-02-2019

FA Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Stoke City Preview

The Potters have lost just one of their last 12 through seven of these finishing all-square has stopped them rising higher than 12th. The Potters have managed just one goal in their last three and if possible would welcome a goalscorer in the transfer window.

At the Bet365 Stadium, the Staffordshire outfit have won three straight and gone unbeaten in their last five. Tom Ince has two goals in the last three at home while Joe Allen has two in the last four.

None of the last three Stoke have played and just one of their last five has seen both teams find the back of the net. Just one of their last five has gone over 2.5 goals with two of the last three going under 1.5.

 

Stoke City Team News

Erik Pieters (hamstring) is a doubt while Ibrahim Afellay (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Bristol City Preview

The Robins are unbeaten in seven but like their opponents here a tendency to draw has cost them with four of their last seven ending all-square. They are in 11th and if they can find a consistent source of goals at this level in the transfer market could make a late run for the play-offs.

Away from Ashton Gate, City are unbeaten in three which includes two victories and a draw at Derby. Jamie Paterson and Famara Diedhiou have both netted two goals in their last three on the road.

None of the last three and just one of the last six Bristol City have played in the league has gone over 2.5 goals. Three of their last four and five of their last seven have seen both teams score.

 

Bristol City Team News

Nathan Baker (calf) and Marley Watkins (leg) are doubts while Korey Smith and Liam Walsh (both knee) are long-term absentees.

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Stoke City vs Bristol City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
15 RB Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
17 CD Ryan Shawcross 191 76
23 LB Cuco Martina 185 72
38 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
8 CM Oghenekaro Etebo 174 74
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
11 RF James McClean 180 70
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79
7 LF Thomas Ince 178 66
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Niki Maeenpaeae 192 92
32 LB Jack Hunt 175 71
22 CD Tomas Kalas 184 71
17 RB Lloyd Kelly 180 -
4 CD Adam Webster 185 75
20 CM Jamie Paterson 175 66
11 RM Callum O'Dowda 180 75
8 CM Josh Brownhill 178 69
14 LM Andreas Weimann 188 76
21 CDM Marlon Pack 188 74
9 CF Famara Diedhiou 189 80