Tip Bristol City - Sheffield United
=10.5ptBristol have shaken off the early season jitters that saw them draw their opening two matches before getting eliminated from the League Cup by a lower tier team and losing to league leaders Middlesbrough. They have recovered from the four match lull with impressive wins over Swansea City, QPR and Blackburn Rovers so heading to this game their biggest hope will be to give the home fans something to smile about, after winning just once in the last five home matches. Bristol have scored eight and conceded four goals in their last five matches. They have three wins in the last 11 matches and just two clean sheets in their last 13 matches. They have one win in the last five Championship matches at home, and in the process have not kept any clean sheet but have scored in four. Sheffield on the other hand, have four wins and a draw in their last five matches, scoring 12 goals in the process and conceding four. They have five wins in 10 matches and nine in 15. They have picked three wins in the last five away matches but have just five wins in the last 15 away matches in the Championship. They have beaten Bristol in three of the last five meetings while Bristol have claimed two wins. This match has produced over 2.5 goals in each of the last five meetings and head to head they have met 28 times, with Bristol picking eight wins and Sheffield 16.
Key points Bristol City - Sheffield United
This clash has produced over 2.5 goals in the last five meetings.
Sheffield have three wins in the last five away games.
Bristol City have three wins in 11 matches.
Conclusion Bristol City - Sheffield United
=10.5ptAfter their slip at home to promotion contenders Middlesbrough and a not so convincing run at home, there are jitters among Bristol City fans and getting to play another promotion contender in Sheffield should be enough to cause some worried at Ashton Gate. Looking at Sheffield’s form, the jitters are warranted. The visitors have not only dominated Bristol in the previous encounters, they head to the game with a slightly better run and while Bristol have struggled at home in the recent matches, Sheffield carry a run of three wins in the last five away games. We expect Sheffield to edge Bristol here but is will be a close shave, probably with a 2 – 1 win, which will also stick to the earlier run between the teams of over 2.5 goals in their last five meetings.
Bristol City Sheffield United Prediction published on September 14, 2018