Birmingham City vs Sheffield United
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Birmingham City and Sheffield United are going to face each other in the 44th round of English Championship. Home side wants to get away from the danger zone, while the visitors are looking for the place in the top six.
This has been a disappointing season for the hosts since they are in the relegation trouble. They are only two points above the danger zone and their recent form is not promising at all. In the last three matches they managed to pick up just a point and failed to continue their three-win streak. Gary Monk’s side is having difficulties in finding the back of the oppositions’ net since they’ve scored only 32 goals. On the other hand, their defence allowed too many goals which makes them one of the most leaking sides in the competition. Birmingham City’s home performances are below the average as they allowed 10 defeats so far, but they haven’t lost in the last three matches in front of their crowd.
Away side is involved in a different kind of battle as they are chasing the place in the promotion playoffs. They are three points behind Millwall and Middlesbrough and the race for the two remaining spots is going to be very interesting as there are many contenders around. However, the visitors cannot be satisfied with their recent performances as they managed to celebrate a win only once in the last five matches. Leon Clarke and the lads have been pretty productive this season, but their defence could have been tighter. Their away displays are decent, but in the last four outings they failed to book a victory.
Birmingham City vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
Birmingham City have been more successful lately and they celebrated a win four times since 2002, while they suffered only one defeat in that period. Their clashes are moderate scoring ones and their latest one ended with a draw.
Birmingham City vs Sheffield United: Prediction
This one is very tough to predict as the stake is high for both sides, but the hosts might book an important victory which can keep them up in the competition.
The visitors have been involved in the matches where both teams managed to score lately, and we believe they will be able to continue that streak.
Birmingham City vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Birmingham City to Win @ 3.00
BTTS Yes @ 1.90