Bristol City vs Cardiff
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 4th November 2017
Kick off at 12:00 UK/15:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate.
Two high flying sides take in each other in the early Saturday fixture. Both teams are playing with confidence and the game has a promise for interesting encounter.
Bristol stunned Fulham the previous round. The team visited Craven Cottage played the game with confidence and took the points. Bobby Reid opened the score in the 29th minute while Smith added second 5 minutes before the break. Kamara made the game even easier for Bristol as he saw the red card.
Cardiff continued their good run in the midweek fixture. They took the points against Ipswich and home and looked confident doing it. They took the lead after 12 minutes when winger Junior Hoilett found the net. Bogle made it 2 in the 46th minute. Then two goals one for each team followed in the stoppage time for the full time result of 3-1.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Bristol probably surprised many people with their good run of form. The team is currently 4th in the table with 27 points. The team has lost just 1 game in their last 13. Their home form apart from the recent loss to Leeds also looks outstanding. The team looks balanced and may cause trouble to any opponent.
Bristol played their last 2 games with 4-4-1-1. The second striker which we were used to was dropped deeper to organize the play.
The team currently sits on 2nd place just a point behind leaders Wolves. They are looking confident and benefit from strong and organized defensive line. The team is absolutely outstanding at home but looks a bit shaky when put under pressure on the road. They have 2 victories and 2 defeats in the last 4 away fixtures.
The 4-3-3 was their formation choice last game switching from 3-4-3 in the previous. Laing and Hoilett are sharp and pacey on the wings while Bogle was leading the line.
Bristol vs Cardiff: Head to head
- Cardiff has the advantage here. 7-2 are the victories in the last 10 games.
- Cardiff has 3 victories in a row.
- Bristol have won 2 and lost 3 at home against Cardiff.
- Just 2 games in the last 10 saw less than 2.5 goals.
Bristol vs Cardiff: Predictions
Both teams are in a good form. This game is tough one in terms of final outcome. Bristol are good at home while Cardiff struggles a bit on the road. Still Cardiff have overall good quality and are not to be underestimated. Bristol defensive line is not the strongest while Cardiff has failed to score in just 2 away fixtures this season. Therefore BTTS looks like a decent option.
Bristol vs Cardiff: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes for 1.79 with 1xbet.
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