Stoke City vs Bristol City Prediction & Match Preview

Stoke City vs Bristol City
English Championship
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.

The second round of English Championship is going to be wrapped up at bet365 Stadium on Sunday where Stoke City welcomes Bristol City.

Hosts are hoping to extend a good run of results in the last couple of week, as same as The Robins who now have three consecutive victories across competitions.

Stoke City were favourite number five to win the league this year, which means they certainly have quality to compete at least for playoffs in eyes of bookmakers.

Bristol are 12th on that list. All in all we should see a good match of two sides who have high win rates recently.

Stoke City vs Bristol City Head-to-head

Interestingly, not a single one of last four h2h’s was won by the home team. Bristol City conquered this stadium in the previous season 2-1 FT, while match on their turf ended without a winner 1-1 FT. Five out of the last six meetings ended with total of 2 or 3 goals.

All-time stats say there were 23 duels, eight of which were won by Stoke, seven by Bristol City. The total number of goals scored so far is 51, which averages 2.21 per match.

Stoke City vs Bristol City Prediction

One main reason why we think Stoke City are going to be a serious contender in the Championship this season is their rock-solid defense.

The team conceded only one goal in the last five matches, keeping a clean sheet in games against Newcastle United, Millwall, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackpool. Coach Martin O’Neill obviously insists on safer approach while relying on Sam Vokes in the offense.

Bristol City are also on one hell of a run at the moment. They started the new season with two victories in League Cup against Exeter City 2-0 and Northampton 4-0, while also winning the first Championship match against Coventry City 2-1.

As you can see, picking a winner for this clash is a rough task. Both are playing extremely good, especially in keeping clean sheets. Going for Stoke to win draw no bet at 1.48 is probably the only banker bet you can get here.

Stoke City vs Bristol City Bet Tips

  • Stoke City to win draw no bet @ 1.48
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.73.