For our Stoke vs. Bristol City prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.
Stoke City are looking to continue their strong finish to the Championship season as they face Bristol City on Friday.
Stoke City currently sit 13th in the Championship with fourteen wins, nine draws and sixteen losses from thirty-nine games.
The Potters have had a pretty dismal campaign for the most part having spent the majority of the campaign attempting to stay clear of the relegation scrap while enduring some genuinely miserable runs of form, but things look to have finally turned around after a sustained run of good form containing some impressive performances has given them a lot to build on this summer.
They enter this game having won three and drawn two of their last five matches in the league, the most recent of which was an impressive 4-0 hammering of play-off contenders Coventry City away from home at the weekend.
Each of Coventry's last five matches have come against play-off contenders and they've taken eleven points from those five games, something that can give them serious optimism coming into next season.
Their home form has been mixed of late having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches.
Stoke are ten points shy of the play-off spots so they're highly unlikely to sneak into the top six, and with hat they have almost nothing to play for now. That's clearly not affecting their results, however, with Alex Neil's side playing their best football of the season.
Bristol City are currently 14th in the Championship with twelve wins, thirteen draws and fourteen losses from thirty-nine games this season.
Ultimately, The Robins have had a very forgettable campaign that never fulfilled its early season promise with Nigel Pearson's side spending the majority of the season in the bottom half of the table.
They enter this game in fairly poor form, too, having won one, drawn two and lost four of their last seven matches.
They've also been poor away from home of late having failed to win any of their last five games on the road, drawing two and losing three.
The Robins were beaten 1-2 by Stoke when the two sides met back in December, and given the form of their opponents if feels as though it's going to be tough for them to improve upon that result.
There are never any givens in the Championship but there's been little evidence in recent games that suggests Bristol City are capable of picking up an impressive away win at the minute.