Bristol City were looking comfortable in mid-table of the Sky Bet Championship table, but a recent spell of below-par form has seen them slide alarmingly down the table. The Robins have lost their last six consecutive league fixtures and they lost three of their four games before that, meaning they're now down to 18th place with not too large a cushion over the relegation zone.
Manager Lee Johnson, a popular figure at Ashton Gate following his successful six year spell there as a player, will undoubtedly be worried by this poor form and slip towards the relegation zone. But he'll also have faith that his squad can put an end to this spell and bring some love back to the club with a win in this derby game at odds of 5/4 with BetVictor
Neil Warnock is the man who has been tasked with steering Cardiff City away from the strife of a relegation battle this season and although he has plenty of experience of doing exactly that at this level throughout his career, it hasn't been an easy ride as yet for the man who was able to keep Rotherham United away from the drop against all odds last term.
On home soil, the Bluebirds have managed a couple of important wins over the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa of late, but they've struggled a little on the road, picking up just two points from the last available 12. The Welsh side have the experience to win these tough encounters, but the bookies don't fancy them at odds of 9/4 with bet365
Both teams to score looks like a good bet to us in this game. Despite their struggles of late, the Robins have still been smashing in the goals, but have been let down by a leaky defence. The likes of Aaron Wilbraham and Tammy Abraham will cause most defences problems, as showcased by the fact that both teams have scored in City's last four games.
Cardiff's games have been a little less predictable in terms of goals scored, but there has been a similar pattern developing in their away matches. The Bluebirds have both scored and conceded in each of their last five fixtures on the road and although there will be a nervous edge to this derby match, both teams to score looks good to us at 10/11 with William Hill
Our second recommended bet is available at the same odds of 10/11 also as we're backing that man Abraham to get on the scoresheet for the hosts. The Chelsea loanee has shown his considerable potential so far this term by smashing in 14 Championship goals in just 25 appearances so far, so we can't miss out on backing him to grab the headlines again here.