Stoke City vs Bristol City
Date: 15 April 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: bet365 Stadium (Stoke-on-Trent).
Stoke City managed to catch some sort of momentum going into the final five games of the season, but the rise in form came a big too late for a serious promotional push.
The Potters won three of the last four Championship matches to move to 15th place in the league ladder.
Nevertheless, they can hardly challenge the playoffs spots being ten points shy of Sheffield United in sixth place and, more importantly, having nine more teams between them and the playoffs zone.
However, this does not mean that Stoke City are on the beach. It is actually quite the opposite. The team led by Michael O’Neill showed a great display in a 1-3 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon at The Hawthorns.
The Potters have improved their defensive displays of late, especially at bet365 Stadium where they kept clean sheets in back-to-back wins over Millwall and Sheffield United.
Friday’s clash against bottom-half Bristol City will provide an excellent opportunity for the hosts to keep their strong spell of form going since the Robins have not quite been pulling up too many trees recently.
Bristol City are particularly struggling on travels as they lost 11 of the previous 14 league matches on the road.
Stoke City vs Bristol City Head-to-head
- Bristol City will rely on the latest tradition as they won four, drew one, and lost one of the previous six encounters with Stoke City.
- Just one of the last eight head to head affairs between these two clubs saw three or more goals scored.
- Bristol City claimed a narrow 1-0 victory when they hosted the Potters in the first half of the season at Ashton Gate.
Stoke City vs Bristol City Prediction
Stoke City have been in a much better rhythm of late. They won three of the last four league games and we have to see them as pretty clear favorites against Bristol City who lost 11 of the previous 14 away matches in Championship.
You can back the home win at the 1.72 odds, while we will also go with Stoke City to keep a clean sheet at the 2.37 odds knowing they have done so in the previous two home fixtures.
Stoke City vs Bristol City Betting Tips
Stoke City to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Stoke City to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8) odd.