Bristol City vs Burton Albion
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Friday, 13th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/20:45 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate.
In form Bristol City faces struggling for points Burton in the second Friday game. The team will be looking to carry their momentum into the game and pick another 3 points.
Bristol City took another victory before the international break. They face another team performing above expectations Ipswich and managed to get an impressive victory on the road. Brownhill hit The Tractor boys hard after just 3 minutes into the game. Eventually Bristol picked their 5th victory for the season with 3-1 full time score.
Burton lost heavily at home. They hosted Wolves but the team failed to impress and succumbed to defeat. 2 early goals decided the outcome after just 11 minutes and from there on the game was a breeze for the visitors. The final score was 0-4 and could have even been more.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Bristol is performing well above expectations this season. The team looks in form and currently sits on 4th place in the table. They are unbeaten at home and with only 1 defeat overall. 3 victories and 2 draws at home with 2 clean sheets looks far better than last season. Overall they are unbeaten since the 2nd round when they lost to Birmingham.
The team plays the most typical 4-4-2 formation with big-small man striker partnership up front. Both Bobby Reid and Diedhiou are in form and are looking dangerous.
The Brewers are far from their best currently. 21st place with just 9 points and the team looks like it will be involved in the relegation battle again. Their having really hard times finding the net and their defensive line isn’t helping either. Burton are still winless on the road with just 2 points picked up away from home. They pick most of their points at home while struggling heavily on the road.
Burton plays a typical 3-5-2 formation. Last game Akins and Scannel were leading the line but both failed to impress against superior Wolves side. The defensive line also looked error prone giving their share for the final result.
Bristol City vs Burton: Head to head
With just 2 games between the sides coming from last season we have little to discuss about the head to head clashes. 0-0 Finished the game here at Ashton Gate while Bristol won with 1-2 at Pirelli Stadium.
Bristol City vs Burton: Prediction
Home victory looks like a banker here. There is huge difference in form and the added advantage of playing in front of home crowd to the stronger team leaves little to none chances to the visitors.
The 3 home victories for Bristol all saw more than 2.5 goals while Burton despite the 2 0-0 draws conceded 4 from hull and 5 from Leeds. There is a good chance that Bristol will win the game and do it with style.
Bristol City vs Burton: Bet Tips
Bristol to win for 1.41 with William Hill.
Bristol to win and over 2.5 goals for 2.00 with Bet365.
Diedhiou to score for 2.00 with Bet365