Huddersfield – Birmingham : Preview & Prediction
Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City play at The John Smith’s Stadium in a FA Cup match (Round 4). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 11/5/2016, in a Championship match that ended in a 1-1 draw. The goals of the match were scored by E. Kachunga (69 ‘) for Huddersfield Town and L. Jutkiewicz (73′) 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.
Analysis of Huddersfield Town
The home team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (Round 4) after having eliminated Bolton after a win for (1-2) away on the previous tie. 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 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 27 conceded, against 5 victories , 5 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 14 goals scored and 19 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Stoke by (2-0). Huddersfield Town won 3, drew 3 and lost 4 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 2 periods in the last 14 home games in all competitions: he scored 5 of his 13 goals in minutes (31’-45 ‘); suffered 6 of his 17 goals in minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Huddersfield Town enter into this unmotivated game after a 2-0 away defeat at Stoke’s home ground. The home team are used to play in a 4-3-3 formation, focusing on offensive transitions and channeling their attack through the wings. The two players acting advanced by the sides will be Ince and van La Parra, with the most offensive reference being the French Mounié. It is possible that Mooy, Pritchard and Hogg play the most central part of the field. One of the best qualities of the home team is the protection of a result, when it is at an advantage.
Analysis of Birmingham City
The visiting team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (Round 4) after a 1-0 home win with Burton Albion. This is a stronger team when playing in his stadium, because in the last 30 games he has won 1, 5 draws and 9 losses; against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a draw away with the Preston North End by (1-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Birmingham City have won 1, drawn 4 and lost 5. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the board. In the last 15 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘) and 3 of his 8 between (16′-30′).
Birmingham City enter the tie after a 1-1 away draw at the Preston field. The away team typically plays in a 4-3-3 formation, focusing on offensive transitions and channeling their attack through the middle. The three advanced players will be Boga, Gallagher and Maghoma, and the player responsible for settling and guiding his team is Englishman Davis. It is possible that Davis, N’Doye and Kieftenbeld play the most central part of the field. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Jenkinson for being injured.
Huddersfield – Birmingham : Betting Tips
Huddersfield – Win Odds: 1.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70