Birmingham vs Derby County
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Birmingham host Derby County in what could be a very interesting affair on Friday at St. Andrew’s Stadium. Hosts played hot and cold throughout the entire season and they even put their Championship status in jeopardize with a dreadful run of five subsequent defeats in March. Nevertheless, the Blues found the wanted rhythm in April with a win and two draws in last three fixtures in spite of the fact they played the likes of Leeds United and Sheffield United in last two home outings.
The Blues are about to face promotional hopefuls here as well as they are set to come across with 8th-placed Derby County. The Rams are two points shy of the play-offs at the moment and they desperately need a victory here. They bounced back from a poor display in a 2-0 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers by bagging four goals past relegated Bolton Wanderers side on Saturday. Mason Mount was the main catalyst for such huge win as he completed a hat-trick on the occasion.
Birmingham vs Derby County: Head-to-head
Teams have 28 wins apiece coming into 82nd head to head meeting.
Derby County were much more successful in the most recent head to head history with four wins and a draw in last five encounters with the Blues.
Both teams scored in three of past four head to head affairs.
Birmingham vs Derby County: Prediction
The Blues are once again on a safe distance from the relegation zone. They sit six points above Rotherham United in 23rd place and could possibly secure survival in the second tier with a win here. They were generally very hard to beat at St. Andrew’s Stadium throughout the entire season.
Birmingham City lost just 5 of 21 home outings and they will no doubts be a tough nut to crack against for Derby County, especially if we know they allowed just one goal in last two home matches against Leeds United and Sheffield United.
The Rams are on a dreadful run of seven consecutive games without a victory on travels. They failed to find the back of the net in three of last four away matches in the league.
Birmingham vs Derby County: Bet Tips
Birmingham City or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Birmingham City to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25 (9/4).