Birmingham – Aston Villa : Preview & Prediction
Birmingham City and Aston Villa face off at St. Andrew’s Stadium in a match of the 14th round of the Championship. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-23-2017, ended the victory of Aston Villa by (1-0). Although this is a game between the 21st and 5th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 16th place in home games and the 9th as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in 21st place, having won 11 points. In the last match, they lost with Millwall away by (2-0), after having won at home in a game against Cardiff City, (1-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 10 points, against only 1 in their games as a visitor. In the last 6 league home games, Birmingham City have won 3, 1 draw and 2 defeats, having won 10 points out of 18. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 13 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 9 home games in all competitions: he has scored 4 of his 9 goals in between the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The Birmingham City team are going through a difficult period of the season, proof of which are the six defeats in the last nine games played in the championship. In the last game, the home team was surprised away from home by Millwall: 2-0 defeat. In this match within their domains coach Steve Cotterill must line up in the same tactical system of the last game, meaning 4-2-3-1 with Vassell being the most advanced man in the home team. On the other hand, left midfielder Maghoma is Birmingham City’s best finisher with 2 goals scored. For this game the coach can not use Carl Jenkinson, player who recovers from injury.
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 5th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, they beat Fulham at home (2-1), having lost in a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton in their last match. This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 7 points as a visitor and 15 in their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 5 goals conceded at home, against 9 goals scored and 8 suffered as a visitor. In the last 6 away games, Aston Villa have won 2, 1 draw and 3 losses, having won 7 points out of 18. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 13 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 4 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 9 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 5 of his 9 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Steve Bruce’s players arrive in this match with a 2-1 home win against Fulham, registering their fourth win in the last five games of the competition: Terry and Adomah scored the team’s goals. In this away game the visiting coach should keep the team at 4-2-3-1 with Kodjia being the most offensive reference. Conor Hourihane and Adomah are the best finals of Aston Villa with 5 goals scored each. For this game the visiting coach does not have Taylor, suspended, in addition to Jedinak, Green and Murphy, these injured.
Birmingham – Aston Villa : Betting Tips
Aston Villa – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70