Birmingham vs Brentford
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Ever since the turn of new year, Birmingham have been on a roll. They seem to be one of the best teams in the competition at the moment, despite their place in the bottom tier of the table. They host playoff contenders Brentford this weekend, and sparks are sure to fly at the St. Andrew’s. Likely, expect goals to be scored by both teams in pursuit of a win.
Birmingham vs Brentford Head-to-head (h2h)
- Birmingham had won the reverse fixture, 0-1.
- Three of the previous four wins had gone to Brentford.
- Since 2015, only once have the guests failed to score at this venue.
- Four of the prior five h2h wins had gone to the teams that were on the road.
Birmingham vs Brentford Match Preview
Birmingham recorded a win on the road the last match-day, against Barnsley. Not only was it an away victory, but it was their fourth win in a row, and the ninth straight unbeaten fixture.
Since 2020 kick-started, there has been no stopping this squad, except for their close loss against Wigan, on the 1st of January.
Elsewhere, Brentford held Leeds to a 1-1 draw at home. Keep note that the latter are one of the best teams in the competition, and were a contender to attain direct-promotion even before the season had commenced.
It was the third straight unbeaten game for Brentford, and also signified their commitment to chase the dream of entering the PL.
Going on, Birmingham have scored goals in 20 of their last 25 overall fixtures, and scored twice or more in six of their prior seven appearances in front of the home crowd.
Do take note that they had also scored goals in nine of the last twelve battles against this h2h opponent.
On the other hand, Brentford had scored goals in 18 of their last 25 overall fixtures, and impressively had scored three or more goals in six of their latest twelve trips on the road.
They had also scored goals in six of their previous eight battles against this h2h rival, and at this venue, only once have they failed to find the back of the net since 2015. Moreover, in the last decade, only twice have Birmingham managed to keep clean sheets here.
Birmingham vs Brentford Prediction
Both teams are considered to be in form. Birmingham have the home advantage, and are on a nine-match unbeaten run. They are also on a four-game winning run, and have been terrorizing opponents since the start of this new year.
They seem hell-bent on making a steep climb to the top of the table by the end of the season, no matter who all stand in their way.
On the other hand, we have Brentford, who are currently placed fourth in the table, and are a rightful contender for the promotional playoffs at the end of the season. They are also just two points off the second position in the table, which would allow them to skip the post-season altogether, and enter the Premier League directly.
However, they need to be on their toes, as the six teams from the second to seventh spots in the league table are split by a range of just three points.
Taking all these findings into account, and the offensive performances of these squads this season, as well as against each other over the years, expect a goal-fest to take place this Saturday.
Birmingham vs Brentford Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).