Birmingham – Burton : Preview & Prediction
Birmingham City and Burton Albion meet at St. Andrew’s Stadium in a match for the 41st round of the Championship. Burton Albion won at home (2-1) from the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 18-08-2017. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 06-01-2018, ended the victory of Birmingham City by (1-0). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Birmingham City
After 11 wins, 6 draws and 23 losses, the home team is in 21st place, having won 39 points. In the last match, he beat Bolton 2-1 (0-1), having won the home game against Ipswich Town (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 24 conceded, against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 defeats at home, with 12 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the championship, Birmingham City had 12 points out of 30, after 4 wins and 6 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 7 of their 20 matches. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 7 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In his home matches for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 14 of the last 20 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 40 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 23 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The Birmingham City team occupy a somewhat comfortable position in this English second division, however, comes to this game at a good time as it records three consecutive victories in this competition. We remember that in the last round Birmingham City beat Bolton 0-3. In this game against Burton, coach Garry Monk should keep the team in 4-4-2 benefiting possession of the ball and organized bouts: David Davis is one of the main game organizers. On the other hand, and who deserves the highlight is the offensive Sam Gallagher: he has 6 goals scored this season. For this game the coach does not have Adams, suspended, besides Vassell, injured.
Review of Burton Albion
The visiting team is currently in 24th place with 31 points, after 7 wins, 10 draws and 23 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Cardiff City by (3-1). In the last match, they tied at home to Middlesbrough for (1-1). This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals scored and 24 conceded. Already inside the home, won 4 draws and 11 defeats, with a total of 9 goals scored and 29 conceded. In the championship, the Burton Albion won 13 points out of 30, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in their last 10 away games. In matches played outside the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 8 of his 20 matches. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores a few times first and only managed to open the scoring in 9 of their last 40 games in the Championship, of those 9 reached the break in lead in 6 and won in the late 90 ‘in 6. In 40 games in this competition , only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 24 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Burton Albion team comes to this game with a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough, adding to their seventh straight game without a win in this competition. It is important to note that visitors are desperately in the last position. In this away game, coach Nigel Clough must line up in the same tactical system of the last game, that is, 4-4-1-1, with Bent being the most advanced man on the visiting team. On the other hand, Lloyd Dyer is the great highlight of the visitors with 6 goals scored. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
Birmingham – Burton : Betting Tips
Birmingham – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70