Kick Off: 1945, 17/03/2017
Stadium: Ashton Gate
TV: Sky Sports 1
Huddersfield can put more pressure on Newcastle and Brighton at the top of the Championship by winning at Bristol City on Friday night and are fancied to get the job done.
The Terriers will move to within just three points of the top two in the race for automatic promotion if successful at Ashton Gate, with the Magpies and the Seagulls then also facing tricky away trips the following day.
A Look At Bristol City’s Betting Odds
Bristol City boosted their chances of avoiding relegation when snatching a late win at fellow strugglers Wigan last weekend, a result which prompted the Latics to part company with manager Warren Joyce.
Aden Flint’s 88th-minute scrambled strike gave the Robins a first victory in eight games but they had drawn four of the previous seven and coach Lee Johnson said: “It’s a massive win and the players are buzzing – it’s like a nightclub in that dressing room! We’ve needed that winning feeling back, especially here, which had a cup final feeling about it.”
City had taken a point off both Burton and Norwich in previous home matches but the feeling is that Huddersfield are another level up and this could be too tough for the hosts.
The Robins have lost seven times at Ashton Gate this term and the first of our Bristol City v Huddersfield betting tips is to snap up 5/4 for the visitors to prevail.
A Look At Huddersfield’s Betting Odds
Huddersfield have played some great football in the last few months but back-to-back 1-0 defeats of Aston Villa and Brentford show that they can also grind out victories when required, notably being the first team to stop the Bees from scoring in 11 Championship matches.
“I think that we trust and believe together as a whole in what we are doing,” declared boss David Wagner. “We worked unbelievably hard and it was a great result and a massive three points. It was a good performance if not a perfect one – but a perfect result.”
That was Huddersfield’s ninth away win in the league this season and there seems to be an ever-growing belief that this could be their year to reach the promised land of the Premier League.
Sneaking wins in tight matches will continue to be crucial and 29/10 for Town to prevail by a one-goal margin takes the eye here.
Wigan 0-1 BRISTOL CITY – Aden Flint
Brentford 0-1 HUDDERSFIELD – Rajiv van La Parra
Head-to-head: Huddersfield 2-1 Bristol City, Bristol City 4-0 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-2 Bristol City, Bristol City 1-3 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-0 Bristol City