Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday
Sunday 7th October 2018
SkyBet Championship, Ashton Gate
Live on Sky Sports Football – Kick-Off: 13:30 GMT
Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bristol City host Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday looking to move into the play-off places, with both clubs just one point behind the top six.
The hosts sit in tenth place, just one point behind sixth-placed Brentford. Bristol City have endured a rough patch of form, having started the season in fine fashion. They’re currently on a four-game winless run; their last victory coming against Sheffield United in September. They have drawn their last two games, 1-1 at home to Aston Villa last Friday and 0-0 with Rotherham in midweek. With Bobby Reid departing in the summer, Andreas Weimann has been tasked with filling the Englishman’s shoes. The Austrian forward has five goals and one assist this season, making him the Robins’ top scorer. Their next highest is Josh Brownhill with two, which underlines their main issue. If Weimann doesn’t find the net, neither do Bristol City. At home, they are unbeaten since the middle of August, a run of three games.
Sheffield Wednesday blew their chance at jumping into the top six after conceding two goals in two minutes against West Brom in midweek. A win would have seen the Owls jump to fifth in the table, but an own goal from Joey Pelupessy and a Harvey Barnes strike saw the visitors claim a point with three minutes remaining. As a result, those late goals see Jos Luhukay’s men in 12th place ahead of their trip to Ashton Gate. Wednesday have found their scoring touch from distance of late; the Owls have scored eight goals from outside the area this season, three more than Derby who are second. Adam Reach has been having his own ‘goal of the week’ competition after following up his sensational volley against Leeds with another phenomenal strike in midweek.
Wednesday are the only side to have not kept a clean sheet in the league this season. Finding the net is not an issue, with 17 goals scored in 11 games, however, they’ve also leaked the same amount. The Owls are in good form, however, despite a tough run of games – losing just once in their last eight league matches.
Andy Davies is the referee for this game. The Englishman has officiated seven games in the league this season, accumulating an average booking points total of 42.1. Therefore, I would suggest a maximum of 60+ total points for this fixture.
These teams are clearly evenly matched, with both on 16 points after 11 matches. However, Wednesday are the best form of the two sides, and I think that could see them snatch a crucial win.
Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday will be televised on Sky Sports Football with kick off 13:30.
Prediction: Bristol City 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Suggested Tips – Bristol Ciy vs Sheffield Wednesday – (BET365)
- Correct Score – Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Bristol Ciy vs Sheffield Wednesday – (SKYBET)
- BTTS and Full Time Results – BTTS Yes and Full Time Draw – 7/2.
- Scorecast – Forestieri to score and win 2-1 – 11/2.
- Both Players to Score – Weinmann and Fletcher – 13/2.
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