Bristol City vs Swansea Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol City vs Swansea EFL Championship Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Bristol City vs Swansea City
EFL Championship
Date: 20 August 2021, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium (Bristol).

Bristol City looks to emulate midweek’s triumph when they welcome Swansea City for Saturday’s Championship fixture.

A brilliant effort saw Bristol City earning their first win of the season at Reading on Tuesday, thus ending their 12-match winless streak in the Championship, the longest of such since 2014/15 season.

There was plenty of action at Reading, but the Robins rushed to a 2-0 lead in no time yet reduced to 2-1 at half-time before Weimann bagged his second of the night to stretch the lead to 3-1. It looked there is no return for the hosts, but a late goal by Liam Moore threatened Bristol’s first win since March.

The hosts for Friday night started the campaign with a 1-1 draw here against Blackpool before losing 1-2 at Middlesbrough.

Swansea on the other hand remain win-less in the Championship this season after the humbling 1-3 home defeat to Stoke City. This is their second defeat of the season, having lost to Blackburn on matchday 1. A draw against relegated Sheffield Wednesday (0-0) remains the only positive in the season so far.

The Swans were play-off finalists last season, eventually lost to Brentford. There has been a managerial change at the club since, a very young Russell Martin at 35 years in age already feeling the pressure.

Bristol City vs Swansea City Head-to-head

Bristol City enjoyed considerable success in head-to-head games against Swansea City having won in 5 of the recent 9 duels along with 2 draws and 2 losses.

At this stadium, the Robins lost just 1 of the last 9 to the Swans bagging 4 wins and draws each.

Their last meeting ended in a 3-1 scoreline at the Swansea Stadium, ending a long streak of 14 matches with under 2.5 goals.

Also, it is worth noting that both teams have scored in just 2 games during the above-mentioned period, though this happened in the home and away clash last season.

Bristol City vs Swansea City Prediction

A lot has changed since the teams finished at the opposite ends of the league table last season.

Though largely inconsistent in various aspects of gameplay at this point, both teams showed good intent in the final third and this is why I am expecting an end-to-end action-packed football this Friday.

Bristol City especially saw both teams scoring in all their three games this season and Swansea with the exception of the drab draw against Sheffield.

Bristol City vs Swansea City Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 2.00
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.40 odd.