Bristol City-Bristol Rovers Betting Preview: Expect goals in Football League Trophy derby

It's a local clash in the English cup tie on Wednesday, with our tipster backing both sides to find the net at Ashton Gate
Bristol City host Bristol Rovers for the first time since the two sides met in the Southern section final of the Football League Trophy in 2007. On that occasion Rovers came out on top 1-0 on aggregate after two legs. Now only one division separates the two sides, with both teams having differing starts the their league campaigns.

Bristol City come into this match after a poor start to the season by their standards. Sean O'Driscoll's men were relegated from the Championship last season and, despite being tipped for promotion back to tier two of English football, they are yet to win a match in the league this season - drawing three and losing two. The Robins have been involved in some high-scoring matches this season, with a total of 22 goals being scored in their five league matches. Betway price the home side at 7/10 (1.70) to win in 90 minutes.

Bristol Rovers on the other hand have picked up their league form after a poor start, winning their last two matches against York City and Northampton Town. John Wood's side have picked up seven points from their opening five games and sit just outside the top seven in League Two. Despite their decent form over the last couple of weeks, Betway price them at 4/1 (5.0) to cause an upset. The same firm price the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

With this being a local derby, it's a tough one to call in terms of the outright result, but a bet that stands out in this fixture is both teams to score. Betway price this bet at 3/4 (1.75) which is understandable when you consider it would have paid out in their last five matches. With Bristol Rovers not struggling for goals in recent weeks, expect this bet to easily pay out.

Both teams to score at 3/4 for 2 pt stake (1.75) each way with Betway

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