Bristol City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol.
Bristol City are on a dream run in Championship at the moment. The side that finished 18th in the league standings last season are currently 6th, the last play-off spot. They have 24 points in the bag and out of it 16 are from the 7 games at home. The Robins were defeated only once at home this season, while they picked up 5 wins and a draw. At the same time, they are a very ordinary side while playing away from home after managing 2 wins and 2 draws from their 8 matches so far.
Brighton and Hove Albion are currently second in the league with 31 points. And there is only a 3 point gap with the league leaders Newcastle United. They had a poor start to the season, but this is now history as they are coming on the back of a 9 match unbeaten run. And majority of their recent success in built on the back of a strong defense, which has conceded only 9 goals from their 15 matches this season.
Bristol City vs Brighton: Head-to-Head Stats
- Brighton are currently on a 6 match winning streak against Bristol City, all of which have come in the Championship meetings.
- Bristol were thrashed 4-0 in the corresponding Championship fixture at the Ashton Gate last season.
- Bristol’s last win against Brighton can be dated back to the 2007/08 season, during their time together in the League One.
Bristol City vs Brighton: Prediction
Both teams are coming on the back of some good form and especially Bristol is a real threat while playing in front of their home crowd. But Brighton is the better side on paper and are coming on the back of a long unbeaten run. They also have a good record against Bristol and this is expected to repeat once again. Brighton to win is our pick and we believe Bristol will struggle to find consistency in the coming weeks.
These two sides are defensively strong and therefore goals will be at premium. As a result, under 2.5 goals can be picked as an alternate bet.
Bristol City vs Brighton: Bet Tips
Brighton to win at 2.55 (17/11)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.75 (3/5).