Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Stoke City 6/5 to beat Bristol City in Wednesday’s Championship contest

Competition: Championship

Market: Stoke City win

Odds: 6/5 @ 888sport

Looking to extend their stay in the play-off spots in midweek, Stoke will make the trip to the City Ground when they face off against Bristol City on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, throwing away the lead and eventually having to settle for a single point against Blackburn on home soil, Bristol City find themselves in the midst of a real struggle. Once again still firmly looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the Robins know that they must try and find some stability. Making the decision to stick with Head Coach Nigel Pearson, Wednesday’s hosts have won just one of their last seven Championship contests, a run that stems back to October 2nd. Mustering just four points on their downbeat run of form, the one-time Watford boss has also seen his squad gain a reputation for their problems on home soil. Remarkably, since opening the 2021/22 campaign, Bristol City have recorded just a single victory at the City Ground across all competitions.

As for the visitors, while Bristol City might find themselves scrapping it out at the foot of the table, Stoke are enjoying their own battle at the other end. With the mood in their camp likely to be at a real high, Michael O’Neill’s side have their sights set on securing a play-off spot this season. Opening the midweek fixtures sat in the top-six and looking to lay down another marker here, the Potters were last seen over the weekend picking up a deserved 2-0 victory against Peterborough. In fact, the former Northern Ireland boss has seen his side win each of their last three Championship contests on the spin, keeping a clean sheet in each of those wins. It should be noted, picking up a 2-0 win when they last made the trip to the City Ground back in April, we’re backing a similar away win here.

Bet: Stoke City 6/5 to beat Bristol City in Wednesday’s Championship contest @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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