Bristol City predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 32
- Winning Bets: 17
- Average Odds: 2.21
- Overall Stake : 218
- Profit: 239.89
- Yield: 10.04 %
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The Robins have been climbing up the Championship ladder since their promotion back in 2014/15.
Essentially, they’ve recorded increasingly improved results at the end of every season since then. The improvement has been slow and painstaking, but former coach Lee Johnson’s work has not gone unnoticed. Despite his successes, though, he was sacked in 2019 after 4 straight years with Bristol.
His replacement, Dean Holden, didn’t get off to a good start. The club’s campaign of improvement finally ended when they dropped from 8th place to 12th between the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.
Overall, though, Bristol City remains an under-the-radar, middle-of-the-table kind of team. They seem equally unlikely to snag a promotion as they are to end up in League One. At 7.00 odds for promotion, an outright EFL Championship bet seems like a bit of a stretch. That said, Championship betting odds also show 3.00 for a Top 6 Finish.
Considering the last time the Robins ended up that high in the standings was 2007, we would suggest against taking such short odds.
Bristol City Key Players
Holden’s squad is quite an eclectic combination of experienced internationals and even more experienced EFL veterans.
However, a tiny number of transfers was made over the summer compared to Johnson’s era. Niclas Eliasson left to Nimes, and a few free transfers and loans were made across the board.
The biggest arrival is the loan of Fulham's centre-back Alfie Mawson. Unfortunately, though, we’re unlikely to see him at all this season due to a serious knee injury.
Still, the team’s defences should remain fairly strong with team captain Tomas Kalas and wingback Jay Dasilva still around.
Also, their attacking abilities are intact with Nahki Wells still front-and-centre.
Bristol City Rivalry
Bristol City’s traditional rivals are their neighbours, Bristol Rovers, who currently play in League One. The two clubs have had a total of 105 clashes in which City have been the more successful side with 43 victories.
However, they haven’t been in the same division since 2000/01, and City have since developed a fiercer rivalry with Cardiff City. The two cities are close, but one is in England and the other in Wales, which gives their clashes an extra dimension.
Bristol City History
Bristol City were established in 1894 under the name of Bristol South End. They changed their name to the current one three years later, when they became a professional club and began competing in the Southern League.
City finished second in their first-ever top flight season in 1906/07. Their only FA Cup final in history so far came three years later, when they were beaten to the trophy by Manchester United. In 1911, they were relegated and stayed out of the First Division for over six decades.
During that time they endured a long phase of ups and downs, moving occasionally between the Second Division and the southern section of the Third Division, but after the appointment of Alan Dicks as the manager in 1967, they slowly began climbing back up and eventually broke into the First Division again in 1976.
The early 1980s were a very difficult time for the club. They suffered a financial fiasco, and having dropped as low as the Fourth Division in 1982, they were declared bankrupt which prompted a new club to be formed. Two years later, manager Terry Cooper led them back to the Third Division and fortified the team there.
It was another roller coaster stint between tiers two and three after that, but things have been looking more stable in the last decade or so. They spent 10 out of the last 12 seasons in the Championship.
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