David Prutton has predicted Bristol City to narrowly come out on top when they host Wigan Athletic on Sunday.
The Robins will come into the game full of confidence after a dramatic late victory over Charlton in midweek, that could prove to be so crucial come the end of the season.
Lee Johnson’s side have suffered just two defeats so far this season, and will fancy their chances at a Wigan side who have picked up just one point away from home in the current campaign.
The Latics will be hoping to change their away day fortunes on Sunday, but it looks unlikely as they are facing one of the favourites to reach the top six come May.
Despite losing to a late goal at Derby in the week, they can take positives from the performance in a game they should have found the back of the net in. If they play how they did last Sunday, in the victory over Forest, then they should have a chance.
Prutton has predicted a 1-0 win for Bristol City, as he expects a tight game down at Ashton Gate.
Speaking in his Sky Sports column, Prutton said: “What a big win for Bristol City that was in midweek, as they came from behind and then snatched the victory with virtually the last kick of the game – and with 10 men at the end. For a side that narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season, those could be a huge couple of points come May.
“Wigan were on the wrong end of a last-gasp defeat in midweek, and with points on the road so hard to come by that will have been a real blow for them. We all know what Paul Cook’s side are about, but I think they will just about get edged out at Ashton Gate.”
Who will come out on top?
It’s actually quite a big game for Bristol City, as if they have top six ambitions then they have to be backing up the midweek game with another victory here.
Wigan are still searching for that first league away win, but who knows maybe they can surprise everyone and pull it off against what can be an inconsistent Bristol City side.
I think, like Prutton, it will be close, but I can also see the Robins just edging it but by a scoreline of 2-1.