Bristol City can push Hull hard

November 20th, 2015 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News

Gillingham and Bury both scored in the opening 15 minutes last week to make the main bet safe. I’m not sure there is all that much value in this particular wager (generally odds-on) and it’s certainly risky to go for trebles and accumulators, though sometimes a couple of games stand out.

I’m staying in the same area this weekend and expect Bristol City v Hull to prove a lively encounter at Ashton Gate. City have done us a couple of good turns and, however this turns out, I think they will score and push the league leaders all the way. For their part, the Tigers have been in cracking form recently, have no need to fear anyone and should be able to pick up a point. I think this will be a free-flowing affair with goals arriving early on.

Sheffield Wednesday have improved out of all recognition under their new Portuguese manager, recommended to them by Jose Mourinho. Stuart Gray was always a little too nice to be the main man and is better as a coach working under someone else. Wednesday were checked by Charlton last time but look capable of scoring against anyone these days and may just have the edge over near-neighbours Huddersfield. The visitors can get on the score-sheet, however.

I made the point last week that Sheffield United are letting people down against teams they should be beating. Conversely, they play well against the better teams and may be a little overpriced at 2/1 when taking on surprise packet Walsall. I’ve recommended both for honours at the end of the campaign and expect both to be thereabouts. I hope things work out for Nigel Adkins, one of the gamer’s nice guys, but he has a bit to prove at present and the Blades need to start here.

Walsall have done wonderfully well but are a wee bit flattered by their lofty position.

Bristol City v Hull 25 units Both Teams To Score

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield 15 units Both Teams To Score

SHEFFIELD UNITED 15 units at 2/1 to beat Walsall