Bristol City vs Watford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips – 20/01/24

Bristol City
20/01/24 - 15:00

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Bristol City - Watford

England Championship - Ashton Gate

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

Watford are aiming to get themselves back into the top six playoff spots this weekend when they head to Ashton Gate to meet with Bristol City with hopes of avenging their stunning loss last time around.

Bristol City vs Watford prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Watford to win

  • Watford will have their teeth right into this game after an incredible 4-1 loss to Bristol back in late December
  • Despite that loss, the Hornets have gone on to avoid a defeat in the following four games, just as the Robins went on to lose two of their three following league games

We have also decided to back Watford because of the one win in the past five games for Bristol. The 1-0 loss at home to the struggling Millwall and a 2-0 defeat away to Preston North End has been coupled with a 0-0 draw away to the relegation-fighting Birmingham City.

Latest Bristol City vs Watford odds

Head to Head

26/12/23

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

4

15/04/23

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Bristol City

Bristol City

2

0

12/11/22

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Watford

Watford

0

0

13/02/21

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Bristol City

Bristol City

6

0

25/11/20

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Watford

Watford

0

0

Last Five - Bristol City

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

1

D

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

5

W

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

0

D

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Plymouth

Plymouth

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

1

W

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

1

W

Last Five - Watford

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

2

L

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Watford

Watford

2

2

D

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Watford

Watford

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.4) – 41.7%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.3) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 19/10 (2.9) – 34.5%

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the both teams to score market alongside our Bristol City vs Watford betting tips.

Both teams got amongst the goals from the five efforts hitting the back of the net last time out, as Bristol stunned Watford 4-1 at Vicarage Road. Watford have since gone on to bag eight goals in the following four games, but this has also seen them fail to register a clean sheet, including letting in a goal in a narrow win over National League’s Chesterfield.

Bristol have also scored as many goals as they have let in with 30 going in at either end, and a midweek win over the Premier League's in-form West Ham United no doubt gives them confidence of getting another goal.

Bristol City vs Watford prediction – Other tips

Watford to win and both teams to score

  • Watford are aiming to avenge their terrible 4-1 hammering at home to Bristol towards the end of December
  • The Hornets are, however, within just one point of the playoff spots and can end the weekend in the top six, should other results go their way

Mileta Rajovic to score

  • Mileta Rajovic is the top scorer for Watford with nine goals, and as he was rested last weekend, the striker will have a lot to prove this game

Bristol City vs Watford Lineups

Bristol City

Harry Cornick has now returned but may not get himself into the starting XI. The same applies for Andy King and Nakhi Wells.

Predicted Lineup: O'Leary (GK), Dickie, Vyner, Tanner, Pring, Gardner-Hickman, Williams, Bell, Mehmeti, Knight, Conway

Watford

Ken Sema is set to return soon, but he is unlikely to do so here/ Edo Kayembe is away at the Africa Cup of Nations and won't feature for a few more games, while Jamal Lewis is not ready to return here. Jeremy Ngakia is also out with a broken ankle for most of the season.

Predicted Lineup: Hamer (GK), Morris, Hoedt, Sierralta, Andrews, Livermore, Ince, Chakvetadze, Dele-Bashiru, Asprilla, Rajovic

Bristol City

Bristol City
3-4-2-1
19
George Tanner
gb
7
Scott Twine
gb
12
Jason Knight
ie
8
Joe Williams
gb
2
Ross McCrorie
gb
16
Rob Dickie
gb
1
Max O'Leary
ie
26
Zak Vyner
gb
3
Cameron Pring
gb
6
Matty James
gb
15
Tommy Conway
gb
Substitutes
24
Haydon Roberts
gb
11
Anis Mehmeti
al
20
Sam Bell
gb
27
Jamie Knight Lebel
ca
22
Taylor Gardner-Hickman
gb
23
Stefan Bajic
fr
10
Andy King
gb
9
Harry Cornick
gb
21
Nahki Wells
bm

Watford

Watford
4-1-4-1
26
Ben Hamer
gb
45
Ryan Andrews
gb
11
Ismael Kone
ca
8
Jake Livermore
gb
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
24
Tom Dele-Bashiru
ng
9
Mileta Rajovic
dk
16
Giorgi Chakvetadze
ge
42
James Morris
gb
4
Wesley Hoedt
nl
5
Ryan Porteous
gb
Substitutes
1
Daniel Bachmann
at
59
Jack Grieves
gb
17
Jorge Leguin Cabezas Hurtado
co
3
Francisco Sierralta
cl
37
Matheus Martins
br
19
Vakoun Issouf Bayo
ci
7
Tom Ince
gb
15
Matthew Pollock
gb
6
Jamal Lewis
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Mileta Rajovic

Goals have dried up for Rajovic in the past few weeks, but he remains the top scorer for Watford with nine goals so far. He will have a lot to prove in this game, and this should push him closer to getting a goal.


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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.