Bristol City’s surprise win at Brentford on Saturday should do Lee Johnson’s side the world of good, and in Wednesday night’s game against Hull at Ashton Gate they have a huge chance to build some much-needed form ahead of a play-off tilt.
For Hull, it was the same old story at the KCOM Stadium at the weekend, as a 96th minute Louis Moult goal denied the Tigers all three points at home to Preston North End. That’s now just one win in ten for Hull, and even that win was against bottom-of-the-table Ipswich Town. In fact, Wednesday’s visitors haven’t beaten a side sitting above 20th in the Championship table all season.
Fortunately for Bristol, they’re much higher than that magic 20th position, so should be great acca fodder at a remarkable 10/11 for the victory. They’re going straight into my midweek treble, and should really make it into yours. The Robins have plenty of goals in their team, while Hull have only kept one clean sheet since April.
The last couple of years have seen this fixture wield more than its fair share of goals. Last season’s incredible 5-5 draw between the two in the corresponding fixture back in April means there has been more than 3.5 goals in three of the last four league meetings. And with neither side looking particularly convincing at the back this season, you could say that a repeat dose of over 3.5 looks a touch over-priced at 5/2 with Unibet.
Some of those goals could well come in the form of Robins’ striker Famara Diedhiou. The Senegal striker scored twice against Hull last season, and even shares the exact same birthday as me, so if that’s not reason enough to back him to score anytime at 7/4 with Paddy Power then I don’t know what is.
Bristol City do tend to make hard work of these sorts of games, and Hull carry a respectable threat going forward that means that this one won’t be easy. The likes of Jarrod Bowen and Fraizer Campbell have both found the back of the net in the last couple of weeks, but Bristol City should still have enough to find a win that will put them well back in the race for the top six. The home win plus both teams scoring looks good to me at 3/1 with Ladbrokes.
Championship Treble: £10 on Blackburn (to beat Swansea), Leeds (Ipswich) and Bristol City (Hull) returns £81 with William Hill.
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