Bristol City vs Derby County
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate.
Two teams sitting next to each other in the table are going against each other this Saturday as Bristol City hosts Derby County.
Bristol City were involved in a high scoring thriller last game. Their fans saw 6 goals and can be moderately happy with their performance. The team visited Wolves and managed to get a point after a breathtaking 3-3 draw. There were several twists in the game but Wolves equalized 5 minutes before the end for the final result.
Derby played in the League cup midweek instead of the league. The team lost to Barnsley with 3-2 but the real fixture was at the weekend where they trashed Hull City. Derby were just flawless this game. 5 goals with Vydra and Johnson scoring twice and keeping a clean sheet.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Bristol looks decent this season. 12th place with 10 points is a decent start of the campaign. They would feel a bit disappointed though as they lost too many points with draws. 4 draws in 7 games but on the other hand with just a single defeat. The team looks capable of scoring to any opponent but lack of concentration in key moments at the back costs them too much.
Bristol are consistent with their tactics. 4-4-2 with Bobby Reid and Diedhiou up front so far suits the team and brings some exciting moments to their fans.
Derby currently have 10 points from their opening 6 matches. The team started the season with some obvious problems up front. They were finding it tough to find the net. Still gradually they are improving and the team now looks far more threatening than it used to.
The team plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Vydra operating just behind the main striker. The Czech looks in form and could cause havoc in the opponent half.
Bristol City vs Derby County: Head to head
Bristol are winless in 8 games against Derby County. 3 draws and 5 victories for the Rams are showing obvious advantage for the visitors.
Last 3 games all finished with both teams scoring.
Last season both games were draws.
Bristol City vs Derby County: Prediction
Derby are gradually improving this season and the team may have reserved their best performances. Bristol is capable of scoring to any opponent but makes mistakes at the back which the quality Derby side can exploit. Both teams scoring looks a viable option while Derby has some advantage in terms of final outcome.
Bristol City vs Derby County: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes and over 2.5 goals for 2.20 with bet365.
Derby County double chance for 1.62 with bet365.
Vydra to score any-time for 3.10 with bet365.