Sunday 17 February, kick-off 1pm
Ashton Gate – FA Cup
It’s fifth in the Championship against seventh in the Premier League as Bristol City host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ashton Gate in this FA Cup preview. Wolves are having an amazing season back in the top flight, but the Robins are on a great run.
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Nine of the last 10 meetings between Bristol and Wolves have seen both teams score. The same this weekend is available at evens with Betfred in your football betting predictions for this game. It could be a close one, with the score draw 4/1 with the same bookmaker. There’s a history of goals between these teams, so we’re predicting a 2-2 draw at 16/1. That would send the game to extra-time and potentially penalties.
Raul Jimenez has only started one of Wolves’ three FA Cup games this season, but has two goals in the competition. That includes the opener against Liverpool in the third round. The Mexican has scored four times in his last five games, and is the favourite to break the deadlock at 5/1 with bet365. He’s 7/4 with the same bookmaker to score anytime, and 113/1 to get the first in a 2-2 draw. Jimenez is 35/1 to net anytime in a 2-2 draw.
Raul Jimenez to score first
Bristol have won three of their last four home games 2-1. They beat Swansea City 2-0 in the other. The Robins are in great form at Ashton Gate and have done really well in the cups in recent seasons. They are 14/1 with Betfred to win this game 2-1 in your football score predictions for Sunday’s match. If you add Famara Diedhiou as the first scorer, those football betting odds rise to 77/1.
Bristol City to win 2-1
What’s the story with Bristol City vs Wolves?
Is Bristol City vs Wolves on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on BT Sport.
What happened last time? Wolves beat Bristol 2-1 at Ashton Gate in the Championship last season. Bobby Reid put the home team in front, but Wolves recovered and took the points thanks to Ryan Bennett’s 94th-minute winner.
What are the Bristol City vs Wolves odds? Bristol City are 18/5 in your FA Cup predictions, while Wolves are 10/11 favourites. The draw’s 27/10 with Betfair, who are giving new customers up to £100 in free bets when you sign up here.
Remember that time…the teams drew 3-3 in their first meeting last season? Wolves went ahead twice at Molineux, but Bobby Reid put Bristol 3-2 up with less than 10 minutes left. However, Danny Batth scored late on to rescue a point for the home team.
Team news and form
Last six: WWWWWW
Robins manager Lee Johnson has a number of injury problems coming into these Bristol vs Wolves predictions. Andreas Weimann is struggling with a back injury, while Niki Mäenpää and Korey Smith are out of the game. Marley Watkins and Liam Walsh are both back in training but might not be fit enough to play on Sunday.
Last six: WDWWWD
Nuno Espirito Santo has no injuries or suspension coming into this game. That means he can make some changes if he wants, although the Portuguese boss has picked a strong team in the last two rounds. Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa and Morgan Gibbs-White are three players who are hoping for a start on Sunday.
Bristol City vs Wolves prediction, preview and betting tips
Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have played against each other lots of times in recent years. Matches between them are usually lively. The last five meetings have seen 21 goals and both teams score on each occasion. With a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals on offer, this could be another set of action-packed football predictions.
The home team come into this Bristol City v Wolves prediction on the back of a nine-match winning streak. They’re unbeaten in 15, winning 11 of those, and haven’t lost since November. The Robins are fifth in the Championship, and will have a great chance of promotion if they keep up their current form. Johnson’s side have won their last six games at home, including FA Cup victories over Huddersfield Town and Bolton Wanderers.
Wolves meanwhile are unbeaten in their last six. They knocked Liverpool out of the cup in the third round, although they needed a replay against Shrewsbury Town in the last round. Shrewsbury scored twice against the Wanderers home and away, which is something to keep in mind.
Nuno’s side have also scored two or more goals in their three FA Cup games this season. All of those ties have seen over 2.5 goals. It’s 6/5 for the same again on Sunday. Even though Wolves start as the favourites in this match, it’s impossible to ignore Bristol’s form. That’s why we’re backing the score draw after 90 minutes in your Bristol vs Wolves betting tips at 4/1 with Betfred.
Bristol City vs Wolves first goalscorer predictions
Senegalese forward Famara Diedhiou has nine goals so far this season. That includes a 93rd-minute penalty to seal Bristol’s 2-1 comeback victory against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night. He is 8/1 to score the first goal on Sunday. Matt Doherty broke the deadlock for Wolves against Shrewsbury in last week’s replay, after his 93rd-minute equaliser kept Nuno’s side in the cup in the first game. The Irishman got a second in the replay and has six goals this season – he’s 17/1 in the first goalscorer odds for this game.
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