Birmingham City vs Brentford
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-Off at 12.30 UK
Venue: St Andrews Stadium.
Brentford were just one step and three points away from achieving the greatest success in club’s history last season. They almost got promoted to the Premier League, but it seems like intentions of the club administration are not changing.
Core of the roster is kept at Griffin Park, and fans are expecting nothing less than a victorious start to the new campaign on Saturday afternoon.
Birmingham City are hosting Bees at St Andrews and we should see an exciting match. Hosts have already shown ability to surprise big teams in the Championship in the last few years.
Still, they are marked as big underdogs here, priced at high 4.00 odds to take the win. Let’s take a look at some previous H2H stats and pre-season results.
Head-to-head & Previous Meetings
Both teams have been part of the Championship for the last six years, playing twelve head to head duels. The Blues have been slightly more successful with five wins, while losing three games.
Five out of the last six matches ended with two or less goals total. We don’t anticipate something similar on Saturday, considering great offensive lineups these teams have.
Birmingham City vs Brentford Prediction
Both squads have already played one competitive match in this new season, but with mixed lineups. Birmingham City got surprisingly eliminated from the League Cup first round at home by Cambridge United (0-1), while Brentford barely knocked-out Wycombe Wanderers on penalties.
Even though Blues haven’t won a lot of games at St Andrews last season (only 6 out of 23), they were consistent when it comes to scoring, bagging 33 goals and conceding 42. Key to their success might be stopping Ollie Watkins, Brentford’s striker who scored 25 goals in the previous campaign.
We are expecting an open match and a lot of goals in Birmingham this Saturday. Both teams to score should be a banker bet option, while more adventurous punters can also try with Brentford to score in both halves at 3.25.
- Both teams to score @ 1.85
- Brentford to score in both halves @ 3.25.