Brentford – Birmingham : Preview & Prediction
Brentford and Birmingham City meet at Griffin Park in a match for the 33rd round of the Championship. the Brentford won out by (0-2) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 01-11-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 11/26/2016 in a Championship match that ended Birmingham City’s (1-2) win. The goals of the match were scored by S. Hogan (77 ‘) for Brentford and C. Donaldson (14’) and R. Shotton (63 ‘) for Birmingham City. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Birmingham City has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 10th place with 47 points, after 12 wins, 11 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to the Preston North End for (1-1). In the last match, he won away to Sunderland by (0-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 21 conceded, against 6 wins , 6 draws and 3 home defeats, with 21 goals scored and 15 conceded. For the championship, Brentford had 19 points out of 30, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in their last 10 games at their home stadium. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 16 home games in this competition: he scored 10 of his 25 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Brentford comes to this game with a win at Sunderland’s 0-2, returning victories after three straight games without a win. It is important to note that the home team seeks to occupy a place in the play-off zone to promote the Premier League. In this match, Coach Dean Smith is expected to line up in the 4-3-3, performing in his usual tactical system, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and slowed attacks, always looking for the Maupay offensive reference. On the other hand, Ollie Watkins is the player who stands out, having contributed with 7 goals and 3 assists. Away from suspension is Sergi Canos.
Analysis of Birmingham City
After 8 wins, 6 draws and 18 losses, the visiting team is in 19th place, having won 30 points. In the last match, he lost with Millwall at home (0-1), after having lost in the last match in a match against Aston Villa (2-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 11 goals scored and 24 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 11 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away games, Birmingham City have 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, having won 9 points out of 30. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 32 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreline in 18 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 16 matches played as a visitor to this competition: scored 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Birmingham City team comes to this game with a home defeat to Millwall, 0-1, adding their second defeat in this competition. In this way, visitors are getting closer to the relegation zone. Due to the complicated stage that crosses, the great objective of the visiting team should be to opt for a more defensive strategy, with the lines drawn back, exploring only the existing space in the defense of the opponent. Most likely the visiting team will organize in 4-2-3-1. It is important to note that Sam Gallagher is Birmingham City’s top scorer with 6 goals scored. For this game coach Steve Cotterill can not count on several players for injury: Vassell, Grounds and Davis.
Brentford – Birmingham : Betting Tips
Brentford – Win Odds: 1.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70