Birmingham vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Both teams are amongst the worst in the competition, and are placed in the bottom-most tier of the table.
The Blues are 17th in the table, with a total of five wins all through this campaign, while their counterparts are placed 22nd with just three wins this league season.
Defense has been a major problem for either of these squads in the past several months. With either team desperate for points this Tuesday, the expectation is that a high-scoring thriller is on the cards.
Birmingham vs Derby: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the former seven encounters had goals from both teams.
- 16 of the preceding 20 clashes had three or more goals. In fact, the past four meetings had four or more goals.
- Since 2009, not once have the visitors failed to find the back of the net at this venue.
- This past decade, 100% of match-ups at this stadium had three or more goals, barring one game.
- The Rams had won six of the preceding eight fixtures.
Birmingham vs Derby: Prediction
Aitor Karanka’s men were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by Nottingham Forest. In the meantime, Wayne Rooney’s men lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Preston.
Going on, the Blues were winless in 35 of their former 41 overall matches, and they have had a total of just four clean sheets from the past 19 games.
At home, they had lost five of their previous six appearances, and had conceded a total of 12 goals in the process. Note that they were also winless in 20 of their last 23 home fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 26 of their preceding 30 matches, and on the road, they have had a total of just two wins from the past ten attempts.
Moreover, majority of h2h meetings over the years have had goals from both teams, and especially so in recent years.
In fact, the last four h2h clashes had four or more goals, and sixteen of the preceding twenty had three or more goals.
And at this ground, disregarding a single h2h meeting, 100% of face-to-face games in the past decade had three or more goals.
Taking into account these observations, expect goals to come in plenty this Tuesday at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Birmingham vs Derby: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by 1.50 (1/2).