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The Championship clash at Ashton Gate Stadium on Wednesday sees hosts Bristol City welcoming opponents Watford.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Bristol City v Watford are shown below including the latest game odds.
Bristol City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-0 Championship victory over Derby County.
In that game, Bristol City had 36% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bristol City was Famara Diédhiou (78'). At the other end, Derby County got 13 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
In their last 6 games, Dean Holden's Bristol City have netted a combined total of 6 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Ahead of this meeting, Bristol City have not lost a league tie with Watford in their last 2 games.
In their previous fixture, Watford drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Queens Park Rangers.
In that game, Watford managed 45% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Watford was Ben Wilmot (3'). Queens Park Rangers got 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ilias Chair (77') was the scorer for Queens Park Rangers.
The stats don’t lie, and Watford have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. In defence, The Hornets have been far from perfect. While that may be of interest, we must now wait to see whether that trend will continue on in this next match or not.
Ahead of this clash, Watford have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 22/09/2012, both clubs have shared the honours with Bristol City winning 2 of those games, Watford 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
An aggregate of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from The Robins and 10 netted by The Hornets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
Team News: Bristol City
Joe Williams (Thigh Muscle Strain), Famara Diédhiou (Corona virus), Liam Walsh (Thigh Muscle Strain), Nathan Baker (Hamstring Injury), Alfie Mawson (Knee Surgery) and Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Bristol City gaffer Dean Holden. Rene Gilmartin is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Watford
Watford boss Vladimir Ivić has a number of players out of action. Adam Masina (Tendon crack), Isaac Success (Achilles tendon rupture) and Tom Dele-Bashiru (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play. Filip Stuparevic will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We feel that over the course of the game, Bristol City may find it difficult to find the net against this Watford side who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Watford when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Dean Holden
Competitions: Championship position 5
🔑 Star Man: Jamie Paterson
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jamie Paterson was born in Coventry, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Walsall in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.