Bristol City v Leeds Betting Tips
They might be as big as 26.00 (25/1) to win the 2019/20 Championship title, although Bristol City manager Lee Johnson is feeling confident that he has a squad at Ashton Gate that can challenge hard for promotion this season.
The Robins narrowly missed out on the play-offs last term although Johnson believes as though the club are geared up for the Premier League and that they can make a big step towards the top flight this season.
Many summer signings were made by City including the acquisition of Tomas Kalas from Chelsea, with the Bristol club smashing their transfer record to land a defender who is likely to marshal the back four this season.
Kalas made 41 appearances for City while on loan last season and joins the several other new faces including Tommy Rowe and Daniel Bentley, with all the new signings citing the ambition that exists in order to reach the top flight.
Johnson’s team have been served a humdinger of an opening match against another team who are expected to be challenging for promotion again this season, with Leeds coming brutally close to getting out of the Championship last term.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team came first in several categories although the main one that mattered was the Championship table where United were narrowly edged out of the automatic spots by Norwich and Sheffield United.
The Chilean has agreed to remain in charge at Elland Road and will now look to help this well-supported team reach the Premier League although it might not be any easier the second time around.
Highly-rated midfielder Kalvin Phillips is expected to leave for Aston Villa, while it appears the team relied too heavily on the goals of Kemar Roofe last term, with the striker’s injury denying him a chance to play against Derby in the play-offs.
Ultimately, facing Leeds is everyone’s idea of a cup final in the Championship and we’re happy to oppose the Yorkshire side in this opener against a quality team.
Bristol City to win @ 3.10 (21/10) with bet365
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