Bristol City v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 17/02/19
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Bristol City v Wolverhampton Wanderers and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s FA Cup clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Bristol City v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 17/02/19
- Time: 13:00
- Venue: Ashton Gate
- Channel: BT Sport1
The FA Cup is back this weekend and the 5th Round gives us a tasty encounter between Championship side, Bristol City and Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers. This fixture provides both sides with a big chance of progressing through to the Quarter-Final stage of the competition.
Bristol City have been superb in cup competitions in the recent past making it to the Semi-Final stage of the League Cup last season. The Robins are flying high this year having won 9 games in a row in all competitions, they are also on 15 game unbeaten run. That run has seen them climb into the play-off places in the Championship and I can’t see them treating this cup tie as a distraction.
Wolves have also been in great form of late and they are unbeaten in 6 games in all competitions. That run contains 4 wins with an impressive 3-1 away victory over Everton. Wolves will definitely come into this game full of confidence and with their Premier League safety looking pretty secure they can put a lot of focus on trying to go deep into this competition.
Andreas Weimann could miss the game after suffering what is believed to be a back spasm.
Potential Bristol City Starting XI: Fielding; Pisano; Kalas; Webster; Kelly; Pack; Eliasson; Brownhill; Paterson; O’Dowda; Diedhiou
Potential Wolverhampton Wanderers Starting XI: Patricio; Bennett; Coady; Boly; Doherty; Dendoncker; Neves; Moutinho; Jonny; Jiminez; Jota
Head To Head
- Wolves have won 7 of the last 10 meetings with Bristol City.
Key Stats & Facts
- There has been over 2.5 goals in 9 of the 10 previous matches played between these two sides.
- Bristol City 31/10
- Draw 33/10
- Wolverhampton 10/11
This game should be a cracker with two in form teams facing off against each other in what will be a red hot atmosphere with 20,000 fans expected to fill Ashton Gate. I think the Robins will look to disrupt the visitors and get amongst them with early pressure, you would imagine the key to the home side progressing would be to unsettle a very good Wolverhampton midfield. With that in mind I think we could see some cards being dished out. For the home side I think midfielder, Marlon pack, would be a likely candidate to pick up a card. He has 6 yellow cards across 32 games in all competitions this season with 2 of those cards coming in his last 4 games. Looks to play as a holding midfielder in the formations that I have seen and I think he may have to take one for the team with Wolves having plenty of pace on the break. Pack is priced at 29/10 (Betvictor) to be shown a card.
The recent good form of the hosts has been largely due to their ability to keep sides from scoring against them. Their unbeaten run contains 6 clean sheets which is very impressive; however, they should be hard pressed to keep a clean sheet again on Sunday with Wolves scoring plenty of goals of late. Wolves have scored 16 goals in their last 6 games and I think they’ll be able to find the back of the net again on Sunday. The visitors have been only managed to keep one clean sheet in their last 6 games which came at home. On the road they have only managed to keep 1 clean sheet in 10 games, with this in mind I think backing both teams to score on Sunday at 1/1 (Ladbrokes) would prove fruitful.
I think the winner of this game is hard to call with both sides being in great form. City have previous for putting in impressive performances at Ashton Gate and Wolves have had issues against lower opposition in this season’s competition but they’ll probably put out a strong lineup with a quarter-final place at stake. I’ve said I can see both sides scoring, but I also don’t think they’ll be able to separate themselves and Both Teams to Score and Draw is 4/1 (Betfred). It might be a bit of a fence sitting bet but it landed in Wolves’ last FA Cup away game and this seems the type of clash where it could happen again.