Bristol City vs Preston North End
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 17th December, 2016.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Bristol City could not find the victory over Preston North End since February 2011 with the draw being the most prominent of the three outcomes in the most recent head to head encounters between the two sides. The visitors are looking much better ahead of their 31st meeting with Bristol City as well, which is why we see a decent value in backing Preston North End not to lose the game at more than attractive 17/20 odds in the 22nd round of Championship!
Lee Johnson is having serious issues with his team’s attacking line, which is the main reason for the fact Bristol City have lost five out of last Championship matches! Their best player Tammy Abraham is not enjoying his best form, even though he managed to find the net in the saw defeat at Huddersfield Town last weekend to increase his tally to 10 goals so far in the season. The latest of the failures for Johnson and his men came in midweek when Brentford took three points from Ashton Gate with a narrow 0 – 1 win!
The story is different with Preston North End who have managed to end their negative streak and pick up much needed three points on home ground against Blackburn Rovers, bearing them in a 3 – 2 thriller at Deepdale. Simon Grayson’s men have thus climbed up to 12th position ahead of a very difficult game at The City Ground on Wednesday evening.
We can’t see how Bristol City could be such high favorites to claim three points in such a poor shape, which is why we will take advantage of the much higher than expected odds offered on Preston not to lose the game!
Bristol City vs Preston North End: Head-to-head Stats
Preston North End are unbeaten in the last 6 matches against Bristol City in all competition. And the home side haven’t won in the last 5 matches in the mentioned series.
Bristol had lost in the last two home matches against Preston and are without a win in the last 4.
Bristol City vs Preston North End: Prediction
Bristol are definitely a team in deep trouble at the moment which is pretty evident from 7 defeats they suffered in the last 10 matches. Preston North End on the other hand were beaten only twice in their last 11. Along with North End’s recent good record at the Aston Gate, it will be another narrow win for the away side.
Bristol City vs Preston North End: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Preston North End to win at 6/1 (7.00)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.95 (10/11).