BoyleSports Betting Preview: Bristol City v Blues

BoyleSports Betting Preview: Bristol City v Blues

Blues can leapfrog Saturday's opponents Bristol City in the Championship table if they return from Ashton Gate with a welcome three points.

Travelling Blues will be at least disappointed not to see a few goals as the last seven matches hosted by Bristol City have seen both teams score with a whopping 27 goals in total, an average of just short of four per game.

The latest betting with BoyleSports rates four goals or more this weekend at 11/5, while Birmingham are odds-on 1/3 shots to score at least once, something they have done in each of their last four away matches against Bristol City.

Those goals have played their part in a very impressive record on the road against the Robins, as Blues have left Ashton Gate with the maximum three points on eight of their ten league visits.

They have been chalked up at 2/1 to make it 9 wins in 11, which would complete the double over Bristol City this season after the 3-0 win at St. Andrew's in early November. Scott Hogan was on the scoresheet that day and plenty of fingers will be crossed that he will be fit enough to make a return from the injury that kept him out for most of February. In the second half of January he went on a run of four goals in five games and at 15/8 punters could be forgiven for fancying him to score again if he makes an appearance.

As well as his ten goals this season, which makes him top scorer for the Blues, he also has five goals in head-to-heads with Bristol City and he hasn't scored more than that against any other team in his career.

Marc Roberts is another recent absentee in contention to return to the back line on Saturday and a Blues clean sheet is available at 14/5, while anyone optimistic of a Blues win to nil can now take advantage of a price boost to 5/1 from 9/2, one of several enhancements now live at BoyleSports.com.

Match Betting

5/4 - Bristol City

5/2 - Draw

2/1 - Birmingham City

Price Boosts

Blues to win either half: Was Evens…NOW 11/10

Either team to score 3 or more goals: Was 2/1…NOW 9/4

Blues to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1: Was 3/1…NOW 10/3

Blues to win by exactly 1 goal: Was 7/2…NOW 4/1

Both teams to score in first half: Was 3/1…NOW 4/1

Blues to win to nil: Was 9/2…NOW 5/1

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