Championship: Steve Bruce’s Tigers set to pounce on Bristol City
Matt Haynes | November 20, 2015
Bristol City v Hull City
- 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.
“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.”
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.
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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