Birmingham vs Coventry
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Birmingham are unbeaten here in h2h encounters for over a decade now. With Coventry erratic in their recent trips on the road, a defeat is certainly looming large for the visitors in this one.
Birmingham vs Coventry Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended as a stalemate.
- Three of their previous four meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past ten fixtures.
- Four of their last eleven games have finished in a tie.
- Coventry have registered the win twice in their previous eleven encounters. (W-2, D-4, L-5)
Birmingham vs Coventry Prediction
Birmingham were matched by Coventry in the reverse fixture of this clash and were forced to settle for a goalless draw at the last blast of the whistle. Despite both teams recording ten shots at goal between them, neither side were clinical in their efforts, leaving the fans frustrated throughout the ninety minutes.
Nevertheless, the hosts are now without a taste of defeat in their last six fixtures. Impressively, they have also picked up the win in half of those clashes.
On the other hand, Coventry will be making the trip to St.Andrew’s Stadium on the back of a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers on the road. The guests are an unbeaten run of their own at the moment and have not been at the losing end since their 2-1 defeat to Shrewsbury back in December.
Be that as it may, it needs saying that the visitors are yet to ensure consistency away from home this term. Miserably, they have been alternating between wins and draw in their last four outings across various competitions.
Furthermore, Coventry are plying their trade in a far less competitive domestic campaign as opposed to their foes for the week. To make matters worse, the visiting contingent have picked up the win just once in their past five trips to this stadium.
As such, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Birmingham in this one. However, the hosts have admitted defeat in four of their previous seven fixtures at home. Taking into account the visitors have shared the spoils in half of their past four trips on the road, it will be safer to back a Draw no bet this week.
Additionally, Birmingham have been far too easy to breach, even at home. Disappointingly, they have conceded sixteen goals from their last seven games here alone.
Meanwhile, Coventry have found the back of the net thirteen times from their previous six outings. With a ticket to the next round, up for grabs, expect both teams to be keen on getting their names on the scoresheet, come Tuesday.
Birmingham vs Coventry Betting tips
Draw no bet: Birmingham @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).