Barnsley vs Birmingham City
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 4th November 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00CET
Saturday afternoon Barnsley takes on Birmingham at home in what looks like an early relegation six-pointer.
Barnsley took important 3 points on Tuesday. The managed to break through burtons organized defensive line. Burton managed to level the score twice for 1-1 and 2-2 but that wasn’t enough. Williams and Barnes scored another 2 in the last quarter of the game to give Barnsley all the points.
Birmingham took another disappointment. Home defeat against Brentford is not the best possible result. The game was looking like a goalless draw with both teams failing to impress but Brentford took things in their hands in the end. Watkins and Maupay scored in the last quarter of the game to give Brentford the points.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The team is closer to the drop zone than they would have liked. 19th place with 16points doesn’t give enough assurance. They are 4 points above their current opponents and will want to use this opportunity to make them 7. The team improved recently and lost just 1 game in their last 6. Their home form though is what lets them down. Winless in 4 games the team has just 2 victories at home this season.
The team used 4-1-4-1 formation last game. They looked good when organizing play with the 5 man midfield but still let some easy goals which could have cost them the game.
There is not much to say about The blues form. 3 game winless strike failing to score in each one of them. Birmingham sits on 21st place just 2 points above Sunderland. Their away form is simply atrocious. Just a single point in 7 games Scoring 3 goals only. The team needs a vast improvement or will face difficulties staying up.
The Blues played in a 4-2-3-1 formation last rounds defeat. The team lacked creativity and sharpness up front struggling both to create and to finish chances.
Barnsley vs Birmingham: Head to head
Birmingham has the lead here. The visitors have 4 victories against 2 for Barnsley in the last 10 meetings between the sides.
Last season Barsnley took a victory at St Andrews and drew their home game against Birmingham.
At home Barnsley hasn’t tasted victory over Birmingham in 5 games – 2 draws and 3 defeats.
Barnsley vs Birmingham: Predictions
This encounter will bring a lot of nerves. Both teams will want the points badly. Interesting fact here is that Barnsley are having troubles at home while Birmingham struggles away which makes the game somewhat hard to predict. Still Birmingham looks way worse currently and the hosts should have the advantage here.
Barnsley vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
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