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Bristol City vs Burton Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Bristol City
Burton Albion

Tip Reasoning

This is a massive game for both clubs in their bid to beat the drop. They are both hovering dangerously above the relegation zone currently and a win would be a huge boost. The bookies make Bristol City ‘odds on’ favourites to get that win but on current form it’s impossible to feel confident with them and the value looks to be with the visitors.

Burton Albion are on a decent little run with only 1 defeat in their last 5 matches. They really looked to be plummeting towards danger prior to that but they’ve put in some much improved displays in recent weeks, to show there is plenty of fight left in them. They’ve won 2 of their last 5 away Championship games too and that’s really significant as they had looked a little too dependent on getting points at the Pirelli prior to that.

The Brewers ought to travel with confidence and a genuine belief that they can get a result. They recruited well in January and one man who has made an immediate impact is winger Michael Kightly. With 3 goals in 4 games for Burton so far, backing Kightly to score anytime could be worth a flutter here, providing he shakes off a hamstring strain.

Bristol City picked up an excellent 2-2 draw at Newcastle last weekend and would have thought they could build from that but slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Villa Park on Tuesday. That leaves them with just 1 win and only 6 points from their last 15 Championship games and that really is an alarming run of results. It doesn’t look any better when you consider that solitary win came at home to bottom club Rotherham and it wasn’t a particularly convincing one.

The Robins have lost 44% of their home league games this term and have lost 7 of their last 11 home games in all competitions. Given the run they are on, they just look very short with the bookies here and backing Double Chance – Draw or Burton Albion at 19/20 looks like it offers genuine value.

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