Bristol City vs Preston North End
Date: 21st November 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Asht0on Gate Stadium (Bristol).
Bristol City have been enjoying an excellent spell of form since the very start of the season in this term of Championship.
They sit sky-high fourth after 17 rounds and they’ll have a nice chance keep ground on the top three likes after this Tuesday when they tackle the struggling Preston North End side at their Ashton Gate Stadium.
The Robins did end the four-win streak on Saturday, but a goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday can by no means be regarded as a failure for Lee Johnson’s squad.
Actually, it showed that Bristol City now have the quality to keep things tight at the back and to produce a strong defensive effort against tougher opposition, which has really not been the case in the last couple of years.
Prior to the mentioned draw at Hillsborough, the Robins bagged at least two goals in each of their four straight wins in all competitions, including a 4-1 drubbing of the Premier League outfit Crystal Palace in League Cup.
Preston North End
The timing for facing Preston can hardly be better for the hosts since Alex Neil still has massive issues with the injured players.
The Scottish manager’s side is particularly injury-crippled at the back which is why they allowed three goals in three of four subsequent losses prior to playing a goalless draw with the danger-zone Bolton Wanderers at Deepdale this weekend.
Bristol City vs Preston North End: Head to head
This will be a fantastic chance for Lee Johnson and his men to get the revenge for the horrendous 5-0 loss they suffered in their last visit to Deepdale.
It has made it eight games on the bounce without a win over Preston for the Robins who have lost three on the trot coming into their 33rd tie with the Lilywhites.
Bristol City vs Preston North End: Prediction
Everything points out to a pleasant evening for the local fans at Ashton Gate and we see the home win here as one of the top picks of the week in Championship.
The value-seekers can try with the handicap win for the hosts as we’d not be surprised to see the thumping by a margin higher than one from the Robins here.
Bristol City vs Preston North End: Bet Tips
The main pick is Bristol City to win at the odds of 1.95.
Braver tipsters can try with Bristol City -1.5 handicap at the odds of 3.45.