Birmingham – Burton : Preview & Prediction
Birmingham City and Burton meet at St. Andrew’s Stadium in a game for this stage of the FA Cup (Heat 3). The record of recent direct clashes favors the away team, which in the last 4 games has won 4. The previous direct confrontation between these two teams, on 18-08-2017, ended with Burton’s win for (2-1). Special attention is required for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Birmingham City
The home team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 10 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 14 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Reading by (0-2). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Birmingham City have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 5. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In their home games there is a tendency for a few goals, as 12 of their last 27 games finished with less than 1.5 goals and 19 of 27 finished with less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he has never managed to score the score in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Birmingham enter this motivated game after a 0-2 win at the Reading Arena: Maghoma and Gallagher signed the “goals” of the win. The whole of the house usually works in a 4-3-3, privileging a style of game of constant transitions, trying to take advantage of some mistake of the adversary. The three arrows aimed at the “enemy” goal will be Gallagher, Boga and Maghoma, and the player responsible for defining and guiding his team is Englishman Davis. It is possible that in the most central zone of the terrain Kieftenbeld, Gardner and Davis work. The manager of the house will not be able to count on Jenkinson for being injured.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of getting a positive result out. This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in his stadium, with a total of 13 goals scored and 29 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Sheffield Wednesday by (0-3). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Burton won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has been marked with regularity, since it managed to materialize in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he never got around to scoring in the 7 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 17 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 9 of his 23 goals in the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Burton enter into this motivated performance after a 0-3 win away to Sheffield Wednesday: Flanagan, Dyer and Naylor have all scored goals from the win. Contrary to the “enemy” of this game, the Burton usually plays in a 5-2-3, where the three players of the zone more advanced are Miller, Dyer and Akins. The visiting club when it invests in the offensive process usually does it through the right aisle, taking advantage of the depth offered by the right back Brayford. Coach Nigel Clough will not be able to count on Liam Boyce for being in injury time.
Birmingham – Burton : Betting Tips
Birmingham – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70