Bristol City vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol City vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 12 Febraury 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium (Bristol).

Considering the current form of Bristol City, their home advantage, win in the reverse fixture (that too on the road), and Derby’s overall performance in away games this season, the hosts Bristol City are easily deemed to be the favorites.

Bristol City vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Bristol won on the road, 1-2, in the reverse fixture of this upcoming encounter.
  • Six of the previous eight wins had gone to Derby though.
  • Six of the last nine clashes had goals from both teams.
  • Since 2008, only once have Derby failed to score at this stadium.

Bristol City vs Derby Match Preview

Bristol City lost at home the last match-day against Birmingham, and the scoreline was 1-3 in favor of the guests. Though the scorecard indicated heavy domination by the visitors, it was not the case. 

Bristol had secured an early lead, with a goal in the 1st minute itself. However, they conceded the equalizer in the 23rd minute, and before the shock wore off, they slotted in an own goal.

Later, in the struggles to find an equalizing goal, they had to ease up on defense, and Birmingham made full use of it with a goal in the injury time.

Though the loss put an end to the four-match winning run of Bristol in the league, they still are considered to be in form.

In the meantime, Derby recorded a 2-3 win on the road the prior game week against Swansea. It was only their second ever away win in the Championship this season, and the first one since August. 

The victory seemed to indicate that the team is ready to put up impressive fights on the road in the matches to come.

Bristol City vs Derby Prediction

Bristol were on a four-match winning run in the league before their unlucky loss against Birmingham. Keep note that the former also had kept clean sheets in those four games.

On top of that, the team has the home advantage, and were unbeaten in 11 of their last 15 appearances at this venue. Moreover, they had also won the reverse fixture 1-2 on the road, and most importantly, Derby have been a disaster away from home this season.

In fact, they are one of the worst teams on the road this campaign, and have a total of one Championship win away from home since August (and just two in total). In addition, they had also gone through a 12-game winless run on the road during this stretch, which also included a six-match losing run.

As such, expect the home team Bristol City to emerge victorious this Wednesday. However, Derby have started to show some signs of life in away games recently. They have scored two or more goals in three of their previous four road trips, and they had scored a total of 11 goals from their past three overall match-ups.

Furthermore, Derby have been the dominant team in h2h clashes this past two decades, disregarding some blips very recently. Likely, expect the reinvigorated Derby to score at least once this Wednesday, and bring good returns for the BTTS bet.

Bristol City vs Derby Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Bristol City @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).