Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Both teams have produced one win from their last ten matches combined in the league. Defense has also been a major problem for the last several months for these two squads.
The Blues are placed 18th in the table at present, and have been on this kind of form for pretty much the whole of the season.
Whereas the Riversiders briefly had a stretch of good performances almost a month back. However, since then they have returned to their previous level.
As of now, the two squads are in dire need of points, and it’s almost a given either will view the other as a favorable opponent to secure a win against.
Expect a fierce encounter, and considering the leaky defense on both sides, anticipate a lot of goals as well.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Rovers Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for Aitor Karanka’s men.
- They are on an unbeaten run since 2016.
- Five of the past six clashes had goals from both teams.
- The hosts had won three of the preceding four encounters at this stadium, and they have lost just once here since 2003.
- 13 of the former 14 meetings at this ground ended with the visitors failing to keep a clean sheet.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Rovers Prediction
The Blues lost 0-4 at home the last match-day, against Derby. In the meantime, Tony Mowbray’s men lost 2-1 on the road the past game week, against Huddersfield.
Going on, Karanka’s men had conceded three or more goals in three of the preceding four overall games, and they had also failed to keep a clean sheet in 15 of their past 20 fixtures.
At home, their latest victory had come back in October, and in the past ten-month period, they have won just twice at this venue. They have also conceded a total of eight goals from their past two appearances here.
Meanwhile, their counterparts have not kept a clean sheet in their preceding nine straight games, and they are on a three-match losing run on the road. They have also secured a total of one clean sheet in h2h clashes at this venue in the past 17 years.
This Saturday, with both teams being desperate for points, and with weak defenses on either side of the pitch, expect goals from the two squads.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).