Bristol City v Brentford Betting Preview | 2nd April
In our Bristol City v Brentford betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Monday’s Championship clash.
Bristol City v Brentford Betting Preview
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson will be hoping his side can continue to arrest their lacklustre post-Christmas form, as they take on Brentford at the Ashton Gate Stadium on Monday. A surprising run to the league Cup semi-finals seemed to derail Bristol City’s promotion charge, seeing them fall from 2nd in the table to 7th. Since their 1-0 loss away at Cardiff City, Johnson’s men have lost just 1 of 5 fixtures, showing great character in their most recent against a struggling Barnsley side – clawing back a 2-2 draw in the 91st minute. Fans will be hoping their team can resurrect some of their early season form, and harness momentum for a final push toward the play offs.
Brentford go into the game with an impressive record versus their hosts, winning 5 of the last 7. Despite good head-to-head form, the Bees have struggled to gain momentum away from home this season, with their last consecutive wins coming in early November.
Goalscoring has been a problem so far in 2018 for Dean Smith’s side, scoring more than 1 goal on only 3 occasions since the turn of the year. With a number of absentees expected to return in the coming weeks, there may still be time for the ‘Moneyball’ sweethearts to put together a final push for the play offs.
Team News: Bristol City are awaiting a fitness up date on left back Joe Bryan, whilst top goalscoring Championship defender Aden Flint returns from suspension. Brentford are without Ryan Woods after he was sent off versus Sheffield United, but are boosted by the return of Romaine Sawyers after serving his ban.
Potential Bristol City Starting XI: Fielding, Wright, Flint, Baker, Bryan, Brownhill, Pack, Smith, Paterson, Reid, Diedhiou.
Potential Brentford Starting XI: Bentley, Dalsgaard, Egan, Mepham, Clarke, Jozefzoon, Yennaris, Mokotjo, Sawyers, Watkins, Maupay.
Head To Head
- Brentford are unbeaten versus Bristol City in their last 7 meetings, with the day’s home side without a clean sheet in that time.
- Both teams have scored in 5 out of their last 7 fixtures, with 23 goals in their last 8 meetings (2.87 goals/game).
Stats & Facts
- Bristol City are unbeaten in their last 5 games at home, but have won just 3 out of their last 18 games in all competitions.
- Brentford are without a clean sheet in 4, as well as 5 out of their last 6 games ending with less than 2.5 goals.
- Bristol City 7/5
- Draw 141/50
- Brentford 21/10
- Both teams to score 3/4
- Under 2.5 goals 13/10
- Correct score 1-1 13/2
- Draw 141/50