Birmingham vs Blackburn
England – EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Birmingham suffered a shock defeat at their home against Bolton, the 23rd team in the league table, in the last match-day. Suffice it to say their confidence is quite shattered. The team had recorded some good wins in the games preceding, and taking inspiration from that, will look to get back on track.
It’s been some time since Blackburn secured at least a point in the competition, and this tough road game is definitely going to take a mental toll. Though it looked like things were improving in the month of January, the joy was short-lived. Since the fleeting high they went through came to an end, the team has had a horrid time in even scoring goals, let alone take a win.
It’s hard to believe that after going through a whole month unbeaten, the team has lost every game since. They are definitely on the back-foot considering their away status for the upcoming tie.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Head-to-head (h2h)
- 13 of the last 15 wins belong to the home teams of particular match-days.
- The teams on the road failed to score in three of the last five meetings.
- Seven of the last eight wins at this venue were recorded by the hosts.
- Ten of the last eleven encounters at the St. Andrew’s Stadium had the hosts finding the back of the net.
- Blackburn failed to net a single goal in their last two visits.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Prediction
H2h stats place Birmingham as the favorites for this match-up. They have recorded seven of the last eight wins at this venue, and in overall meetings, the team at home took 13 of the last 15 victories. Also, Birmingham was unbeaten in three of their last four games, and more importantly, in 14 of their last 17 home-ties, whereas their counterparts lost their last four fixtures in a row, and remained winless in ten of their last eleven road trips.
Expect the hosts to take the three points.
Despite their advantage, Birmingham had faced some minor struggles in scoring goals in their very recent games. Also, the last meeting between these teams at the St. Andrew’s Stadium had them registering just one goal. Taking these factors into account, I expect the home team to register a narrow 1-0 win.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Birmingham to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score: 1-0, Birmingham @ 7.00 (6/1).