Championship: Steve Bruce’s Tigers set to pounce on Bristol City

Matt Haynes | November 20, 2015

Bristol City v Hull City

  • Championship
  • Saturday, November 21st
  • Kick-off: 12:30 GMT
  • Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
  • Live on Sky Sports 1

Hull City have been ruthless recently in the Championship and will be confident of keeping that run going as they travel to Somerset to take on Bristol City and are 6/5 with Coral to win.

Clucas clued up at Hull

Having scored in consecutive matches, Sam Clucas will be looking to breach a Bristol City backline who recently conceded four at home against Fulham in a 4-1 defeat. The 25-year-old is great value at 7/2 in the anytime market.

However, despite his recent good form, the midfielder is also humble and, with a number of players set to return from injury soon, realises his place could be under threat: “Like all the lads, I know I need to go out there and train hard every week,” said Clucas.

“With [Robert] Snodgrass coming back, and some of the players we have got off of the bench coming in, as soon as I don’t play well I’ll be out of the team. It could well be a few months before I get back in the team, so I have to try and keep my shirt every week.

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“It keeps everyone on their toes. All you have to do is look across the bench that we had against Middlesbrough. It’s a great credit to all of the lads starting to be keeping these players out. It certainly gives me a massive confidence boost when the gaffer is picking me.”

Unbeaten streak

Steve Bruce’s side are 12 matches unbeaten across all competitions and have managed their last three victories without a striker scoring. Previously a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough included Clucas, Mohamed Diame and Tom Huddlestone all scoring, with the latter duo 13/5 and 11/2 to dispatch anytime.

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Abel Hernandez, meanwhile, last struck in the 2-0 win over Birmingham five matches ago and is 9/2 to break the deadlock this time out.

Kodjia a hope for hosts

Having scored twice in Bristol’s last three matches, Jonathan Kodjia is good value at 19/10 to net anytime, however, Hull haven’t conceded in five Championship fixtures, boasting one of the meanest defences in the league.

Although, the hosts still have a number of attacking options, including Simon Cox, Aaron Wilbraham and Kieran Agard, who are 13/5, 23/10 and 14/5 respectively to score in the anytime market.


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Coral’s top tip: Clucas to carry on his impressive scoring form and net anytime @ 7/2 with Coral