Bristol City were shock 4-0 winners at Craven Cottage last season but still went on to have a much poorer season than Fulham. This time around they look more capable of maintaining their bright start and they should make a real game of this. It’s a tough one to call but goals at both ends look highly likely.
Only two teams have netted more Championship goals than Bristol City this season. They’ve scored 1.57 per game on average, a figure which increases to 1.71 away. They are positive wherever they play so there’s no danger of them parking the bus here and they’ve already recorded a 3-3 draw at 2nd placed Wolves this season, a strong indicator that they are willing to take risks, even in tough away games like this one.
Bobby Reid has been an absolute revelation this term for the Robins. He scored again in the win at Sunderland on Saturday to move onto 8 goals in 14 league appearances this term. He only had 10 league goals in his entire career prior to this season so it’s a remarkable return and backing Reid to score anytime at 2/1 looks good here.
Fulham are a team that promises plenty but so far this season haven’t delivered anywhere near enough. A 1-1 home draw with bottom club Bolton at the weekend was a new low and it would have been worse had Tom Cairney failed to net a last gasp leveller. The return of the Scot is a major boost and they have multiple goal threats but they are a team that seems incapable of keeping a clean sheet.
Both teams have scored in all of Fulham’s last 9 matches and in 3 of Bristol City’s last 5. With both teams likely to be targeting the win here, going for Both Teams to Score at 4/7 looks a safe bet.
In terms of the result, going for the Draw at 11/4 could be the smart bet. A huge 71% of Fulham home games and 43% of Bristol City away games this season have finished level.