Birmingham vs Bristol City
Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Birmingham came out on top in their opening clash with Brentford on the road by a narrow 1-0 scoreline at the end of the ninety minutes. Surprisingly the squad managed to beat their foes with just one shot at goal in that entire match, while their counterparts made fifteen.
The hosts had a disappointing campaign in the league’s previous edition and will be hoping to capitalize on the victory that they secured last weekend.
Bristol City suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Leeds in their respective matchday on home soil with the final scores reading 3-1 in their opponent’s favor. The visitors were on target just thrice throughout the clash and only have themselves to blame for failing to at least level the scores with the chances that they created.
Birmingham vs Bristol City Head to head (h2h)
- Two out of the last three meetings have seen Bristol City come out on top.
- Neither side have kept a clean sheet in three of their previous four games.
- Four of their last five clashes have been high scoring ones.
- Bristol City have scored five goals in their previous three ties, while Birmingham have netted two less.
Birmingham vs Bristol City Prediction
The home team edged it past Brentford in their opening game and clinched all three points with the sole shot that they took on goal. Irrespective of the result, registering just one shot at goal in a ninety-minute game does not seem reassuring at all.
Additionally, the last meeting between the two sides at this venue saw Bristol City snatch the bragging rights with a 1-0 victory.
Although the away side are without home advantage in this one, it seems unlikely that it will bother them. The Robins were the third-best away side in the league last season, with just seven defeats from twenty-three outings.
Given their impressive record, it looks more than likely that Bristol City will be able to secure the first win of their campaign on Saturday.
Both the sides found the back of the net in their respective opening match-ups. Considering that three of their last five fixtures have seen neither side walk away with the clean sheet, it will certainly be safe to expect the two teams to get their names on the score-sheet at the last blast of the whistle.
Birmingham vs Bristol City Betting tips
Full-time result: Bristol City @ 2.50 (3/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).