Kick-off: 1945, 20/08/2021
Stadium: Ashton Gate
TV: Sky Sports
Bristol City have a good record in meetings with Swansea, winning three and drawing two of their last six head-to-head encounters.
The Robins have also made the brighter start to this season’s Championship campaign, so the omens look good for Nigel Pearson’s men.
We’re happy to take 6/4 for a home win as our first Bristol City vs Swansea prediction.
A Look At Bristol City’s Betting Odds
Bristol City kicked off with a draw against Blackpool and a narrow loss at Middlesbrough before enjoying a fine win away to Reading on Tuesday.
Andreas Weimann bagged a brace either side of Chris Martin’s close-range strike to help the Robins pick up maximum points at Madejski Stadium.
Pearson admitted he was relieved to at last “get over the line” after his side had ended a 13-match winless run stretching back to last term.
“I thought the lads showed a lot of commitment and some good play, too,” commented the experienced head coach.
“We also looked good on the break and we created some good opportunities. Andy probably thinks he should have had a hat-trick.
“It’s good to get the first win of the season and it’s been a long time since we had a win. All those things together are really positive.”
Getting Weimann back from a long-term knee injury has been a real boost and the Robins are playing with much more rhythm now he is pushing forward again.
Looking at the 9/2 for a home victory and both teams to score.
A Look At Swansea City’s Betting Odds
Having missed out on promotion via the play-offs for the past two seasons, Swansea are struggling to get to grips with a change in tactics.
The Swans started out with a 2-1 loss at Blackburn, then drew 0-0 with Sheffield United before going down 3-1 to Stoke in Wales.
New boss Russell Martin said of the midweek defeat: “It’s a difficult result to take. We didn’t start very well and the guys were tired.
“This was our biggest fear before the game. We are not quite conditioned well enough to play the way we want to play but we’ll get there.
“The pre-season was disrupted so I don’t want to be disrespectful to anyone but they are not as fit as they should be or they can be for our way of doing things.”
Swansea did grab a 73rd-minute consolation through Joel Piroe’s header and it is worth noting their hosts have conceded late on in each of their games this term.
Let’s have a saver on the visitors to score the last goal in this match at 23/20 to complete our Bristol City vs Swansea betting tips.
Reading 2-3 BRISTOL CITY – Andreas Weimann (2), Chris Martin
SWANSEA 1-3 Stoke – Joel Piroe
Head-to-head: Swansea 1-3 Bristol City, Bristol City 1-1 Swansea, Swansea 1-0 Bristol City, Bristol City 0-0 Swansea
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