Bristol City vs Huddersfield by Shibby
Championship action tomorrow night for me, the game will be played at Ashton Gate, Bristol and will be played between Bristol City and Huddersfield Town. The game will kick off at 19:45 UK time. The hosts head into the game on the back of a victory 1-0 away at Wigan Athletic, not a massive result, however, it kept them above Wigan and kept them close to Blackburn Rovers (-1 point). Bristol City started the season really well and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was on fire, he was scoring for fun!
I recall Bristol being very close to the top of the league at one point, however, a string of poor results has seen them slip into a relegation battle! Prior to their 1-0 away win at Wigan, Bristol last won a league game at home to Rotherham (almost relegated) 1-0. This was back on the 4th Feb. Since then, they have lost 3 games and drawn 3 games. They have been quite inconsistent lately and their league position shows this! They do have something to play for, and on a Friday night I expect their fans to get behind them. However, Huddersfield also have a lot to play for!
Huddersfield travel to Bristol for the game currently sat in 3rd in the table and just 6 points behind both Newcastle and Brighton. I know it will be tough, however, if they win here vs relegation threatened Bristol, this leaves them just 3 points behind top of the league!!! Surely this is something they must aim for?!
I'm sure every single person associated with Huddersfield would have accepted a play off place come the start of the season, however, now a play off place is almost a certainty. I believe they will now see automatic promotion as achievable! After all, the pressure will now be on promotion favourites Newcastle and Brighton.
Huddersfield have been getting some lucky results, beating teams by the odd goal, however, what they do have is a good belief and team spirit. They have some hard working players along with a good, passionate manager!
Gaffer David Wagner won manager of the month for Feb and has started March badly, however, he seems to have got his players back in the habit of winning. They head into the game on the back of 2 victories. They were both hard fought wins vs Aston Villa and Brentford, both high scoring teams, so the 2 clean sheets would have been great!
Huddersfield have a good away record of late, they haven't lost an away game in their last 4, they have won 3 and drawn 1. The games they won were by a single goal, they beat QPR, Rotherham and Brentford. They also managed a draw vs Barnsley in a derby game. I think Huddersfield will get a win here vs Bristol, however, as Bristol have something to play for they may be happy with a draw to get them out of the bottom 3 (only on goal difference).