Bristol City vs Stoke CityEnglish Championship, KO: 19:45 Nov 24, 2021, Ashton Gate
A constantly improving Stoke City will look to maintain their push for a playoff finish as they travel to Bristol City for a midweek English Championship fixture. Bristol have looked off colour lately and could be in for a difficult task against the in-form visitors.
Things appear to be unravelling for Bristol City at the moment having claimed just one win from their last 10 Championship matches. They have been on a steady decline down the table in recent weeks and are now just five points above the relegation zone.
Bristol City head into Wednesday’s clash winless in their last three Championship matches, suffering two defeats in that run. They played out a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers in their previous fixture with Callum O’Dowda’s first half effort cancelled out by the visitors after the break.
Nigel Pearson’s men have also struggled at home this season with just one win from nine Championship matches at Ashton Gate.
Stoke City are one of the form teams in the Championship at the moment and have played themselves into the playoff conversation. They are currently fourth on the table, three points above Huddersfield Town, who are just outside the playoff places.
Michael O’Neill’s men are currently on a four-match unbeaten run and have won the last three. They claimed a 2-0 victory over Peterborough United on Saturday with Mario Vrancic and Tyrese Campbell getting goals.
Stoke City have also impressed on the road in recent weeks and travel to Bristol City seeking their third straight away win. Defending has been pivotal to their recent upturn in form as they have kept clean sheets in their last three Championship matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Stoke City have a 9-8 edge with eight draws from 25 previous matches against Bristol City. They claimed a 2-0 victory on their last visit to Ashton Gate back in February.
Players to watch
Stoke City’s recent good form has been built on a sturdy defence that has kept clean sheets in their last three matches. James Chester and Danny Batth often feature in defence and can ensure they keep another clean sheet at 2/1 with bet365.
At the other end of the pitch, Steven Fletcher has scored three goals in his last four matches and could be worth keeping an eye on. Sport Nation has the striker at odds of 19/10 to find the net on Wednesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given Stoke City’s solid defence, BTTS NO could be on the cards at 23/20 with BetVictor. The Potters have also won to nil in their last three matches and could be set for a repeat at 29/10 with 10bet.
Stoke City were the only team to score in the last meeting between both sides and could be set for a similar outcome at 29/10 with William Hill.
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