Bristol City vs Blackburn
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium (Bristol).
Bristol may have had faced some recent stumbles, but they still are one of the best teams in the competition. This weekend, they are at home, and are taking on a Blackburn side that have won four of their previous five fixtures. However, it deserves mentioning that Blackburn have been severely under-par on the road, and as such, Bristol emerges the favorites.
Bristol City vs Blackburn Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Bristol recorded a 0-1 win.
- City have also registered the prior three h2h wins.
- Three of the preceding five games had goals from both teams.
- In the last four years, Bristol have remained unbeaten against this opponent.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Blackburn lost 4-1.
Bristol City vs Blackburn Prediction
Bristol trailed behind Millwall for almost all of their previous match in the competition. The former did have the home advantage, but the early goal by the visitors put them under massive pressure. Later the visitors added one more to get a lead of two-goal margin, and though the home team returned one in the 84th minute, it was too little, and too late.
Meanwhile, Blackburn were on the road, and still managed to secure a 1-1 draw against Swansea. The former did this in spite of their away handicap, and the red card received.
This weekend, result will be heavily depended on the home advantage – the main reason being, the struggles of Blackburn on the road. The team has a single win to show from their past six road trips, and just two from the preceding nine. Also, they had lost four of their prior six away games, and conceded twice or more in five of their former nine.
On the other hand, Bristol remained unbeaten in eight of their last nine home appearances, and scored twice or more in three of their previous five such fixtures. Also, do note that the team has lost just twice this whole season in front of the home crowd, and one of those defeats had come against Leeds.
Moreover, in the prior four years, Bristol City have been the dominant side in h2h clashes, and they hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent in the period. At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record in h2h fixtures after 2015, and have failed to find the back of the net only once this decade.
Taking into consideration these observations, rightfully expect Bristol to deliver the victory this Saturday.
Be that as it may, Blackburn have the home advantage, and have won four of their prior games. In addition, they found the back of the net in 16 of their previous 17 overall fixtures, and in 23 of their preceding 25 match-ups as well.
Adding on, Bristol failed to keep a clean sheet in eight of their former ten overall matches, and they have failed just twice this last decade in scoring past the Bristol defense. Finally, at home, they have failed in this front just once this past ten years.
And as such, the scope for BTTS is very high this weekend.
Bristol City vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Bristol City @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).