Bristol City vs Blackburn prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 21/01/2023

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Bristol City - Blackburn

England Championship - Ashton Gate

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Ashton Gate plays host to a Championship encounter between Bristol City and Blackburn on Saturday 21st January.

Bristol City vs Blackburn: Our top betting predictions

High flying Blackburn sit 10 points better off than their hosts, Bristol City, in the Championship standings right now but the five game form table tells a somewhat closer relationship between the two sides. Who will come out on top when they meet here? Find out with our Bristol City vs Blackburn match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Calling it a draw

Bristol City have not lost nearly as many games as Blackburn in recent weeks but, equally, they have not won as many either and for that reason we're predicting this game ends level. The Robins have seen four of their last five games end level at the 90 minute mark. That's a stark contrast to Blackburn who have not drawn any of their last five games, however, two wins and three defeats shows they're a capable side – when it suits. Combine the fact Blackburn are away and that two of the last four head to head games have ended level and we think a draw bet is the best value option out of the match result markets.

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Opting for a low scorer

Our final tip for this game comes from the total goals market and we're opting for under 2.5 goals. Bristol City have seen three of their last five home games go under that threshold whilst Blackburn have gone under the 2.5 mark in three of their last five away games. On top of that, four of the last five head to head clashes between the teams have also fallen short of the 2.5 mark.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Bristol City vs Blackburn

Head to Head

03/09/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Bristol City

Bristol City

2

3

12/03/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

1

20/11/21

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

1

17/03/21

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

0

09/12/20

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

Last Five - Bristol City

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Bristol City

Bristol City

2

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

0

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

3

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

2

W

07/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Bristol City

Bristol City

1 (5)

1 (3)

L

Last Five - Blackburn

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

1

D

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

2

D

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

3

W

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Bristol City odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 44%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29%

Blackburn odds: 15/7 (3.14) – 32%

Bristol City might be the favourites to win this game but the odds on offer tell you in no uncertain terms that this is far from a home banker. Blackburn are easily capable of getting a result if they bring their A-game. There are other markets where the bookies have some more certainty though. The total goals market sees under 2.5 goals get ‘odds on' treatment whilst the both teams to score market sets ‘no' at significantly longer odds than ‘yes'.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Bristol City vs Blackburn

Bristol City

Bristol City might concede goals but they will always back themselves to outscore the opposition owing to their firepower. Their front three all scored in their last league outing meaning their place in the XI is likely to be safe this week. Behind them we might see one or two tweaks though.

Predicted lineup – O'Leary, Dasilva, Vyner, Atkinson, Pring, Naismith, James, Williams, Sykes, Wells, Semenyo

Blackburn

Last week was a horror show from Blackburn and it would be a real surprise if there aren't at least three of four changes to the XI that started that game. The big question mark is whether or not Ben Brereton Diaz will be amongst those to come back into the lineup after missing out of the squad altogether for that trip to Rotherham.

Predicted lineup – Kaminski, Phillips, Hyam, Ayala, Rankin-Costello, Morton, Edun, Diaz, Dack, Dolan, Gallagher

Starting Lineups

Bristol City

Bristol City
7
Alex Scott
gb
17
Mark Sykes
ie
19
George Tanner
gb
12
Max O'Leary
ie
16
Cameron Pring
gb
4
Kal Naismith
gb
21
Nahki Wells
bm
11
Antoine Semenyo
gh
5
Robert Atkinson
gb
6
Matty James
gb
26
Zak Vyner
gb
Substitutes
35
Omar Taylor Clarke
gb
20
Sam Bell
gb
10
Andy King
gb
8
Joe Williams
gb
1
Daniel Bentley
gb
3
Jay DaSilva
gb
22
Tomas Kalas
cz

Blackburn

Blackburn
1
Thomas Kaminski
be
4
Daniel Ayala
es
6
Tyler Morton
gb
11
Joe Rankin-Costello
gb
21
John Buckley
gb
3
Harry Pickering
gb
23
Bradley Dack
gb
19
Ryan Hedges
gb
22
Ben Brereton
cl
29
Jack Vale
gb
16
Scott Wharton
gb
Substitutes
30
Jake Garrett
gb
13
Aynsley Pears
gb
10
Tyrhys Dolan
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
9
Sam Gallagher
gb
27
Lewis Travis
gb
7
Tayo Edun
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

There are plenty of attacking talents amongst these two squads of players but the one we're picking out in this game is Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo. He provided 20 goal contributions for the Robins last season and is well on the way to doing the same again with seven goals and three assists to his name so far this season. Of those 10 goals and assists, four have come in his last four matches. There is a real chance he adds to his tally further here.

Check out the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

34 25 3 6 41 78
2 Leeds

Leeds

34 22 6 6 37 72
3 Ipswich

Ipswich

34 21 9 4 23 72
4 Southampton

Southampton

34 20 7 7 23 67
5 West Brom

West Brom

34 16 8 10 17 56
6 Hull

Hull

34 16 7 11 7 55
7 Norwich

Norwich

34 15 7 12 8 52
8 Preston

Preston

34 15 7 12 -5 52
9 Coventry

Coventry

34 13 12 9 11 51
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

34 14 5 15 7 47
11 Watford

Watford

34 11 11 12 3 44
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

34 12 8 14 0 44
13 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

33 13 5 15 -2 44
14 Cardiff

Cardiff

34 13 5 16 -9 44
15

Plymouth

34 10 10 14 -4 40
16 Blackburn

Blackburn

34 11 6 17 -12 39
17 Swansea

Swansea

34 10 9 15 -12 39
18 Birmingham

Birmingham

33 10 8 15 -13 38
19 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

34 8 13 13 -15 37
20 Millwall

Millwall

34 9 9 16 -14 36
21 QPR

QPR

34 9 8 17 -13 35
22 Stoke

Stoke

34 9 8 17 -17 35
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

34 9 5 20 -25 32
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

34 3 10 21 -36 19

A quickfire FAQ on Bristol City vs Blackburn

Bristol City vs Blackburn prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Ashton Gate
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Bristol City
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT

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