Stoke City vs Bristol City
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke-on-Trent).
The Potters return to Bet365 Stadium after failing to find the back of the net in consecutive away fixtures against Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers. They claimed just one point from these two ties and have drooped down to 12th in the Championship ladder as a consequence. Stoke are now level on points with Bristol City who defeated struggling Rotherham United 1-0 at home at the weekend.
The visitors were previously on a thread of three successive draws. They are unbeaten in last eight league affairs mainly thanks to the rock-solid defense imposed by the manager Lee Johnson. The Robins shipped just two goals in past three league outings and will no doubts be a tough nut to crack for the Potters. The hosts will likely struggle moving forward after failing to score more than one goal in past three league fixtures.
Stoke City vs Bristol City: Head-to-head
Stoke City can rely on the head to head trend as they have been quite impressive in home outings against the Robins historically.
The Potters won 6, drew 2 and lost just 1 of 9 home matches against Bristol City.
They also came on top 0-1 on the road when teams met each other in this term of Championship in late-October.
Just one of past seven head to head ties saw three or more goals scored.
Stoke City vs Bristol City: Prediction
The Robins struggled to break the deadlock past nine-man Rotherham United on Saturday. They managed to find the match-winner four minutes from time thanks to center-back Adam Webster. Nonetheless, Lee Johnson can’t quite be satisfied with such performance as the team has obviously been struggling to create in the final third of late.
As Stoke did well to defend their goal in recent outings, we believe they will be able to keep a clean sheet and land the 2.50 odds offered by the bookies for such scenario here.
Stoke City vs Bristol City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Stoke City to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).