Bristol City welcome newly promoted Wigan Athletic to the Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday and the match looks likely to be a very closely fought affair.
Bristol City Match Betting News
Despite being widely tipped for relegation last season, Bristol City managed a comfortable 18th placed finish and manager Lee Johnson should be given a lot of credit for doing a fine job upon his arrival midway through the season.
Over the summer Bristol have shown a lot of ambition in the transfer market by acquiring the services of the likes of Lee Tomlin, Hordur Magnusson, Callum O’Dowda and Gary O’Neil among others and the Robins seem to be targeting a top half finish during the upcoming campaign.
While Bristol’s squad looks very good at the moment, finishing in the top half will surely be a huge challenge and Johnson will probably only be taking things one game at a time, starting off with the season opener against Wigan Athletic.
Wigan Athletic Match Betting News
Wigan Athletic managed to comfortably win promotion back into the Championship and to be frank; the Latics are too big a side to be playing in League One.
It has to be said that manager Gary Caldwell has done a very good job at the DW Stadium so far and he has made a couple of decent signings this summer in order to equip his side against relegation.
The Championship is a notoriously difficult division to play in though and Caldwell will know that his side need to do extremely well throughout the course of the campaign to avoid another heartbreak.
Wigan will be kicking off their campaign by travelling to the Aston Gate Stadium to square off against Bristol City and the match should be a tough test for the Lancashire based outfit.
Bristol City vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction
Bristol City and Wigan Athletic last squared off against each other back in 2003 when both sides were plying their trade in League One and quite evidently, a lot has changed at both sides over the years.
The clash on Saturday should prove to be a very competitive encounter but Bristol seem to have the edge in terms of quality in their side as well as home support and they are likely to claim the victory on the day.