Birmingham vs Rotherham
England League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 18th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham.
Birmingham City have certainly started turning the tables this season and lifted themselves to a spot inside the top 6 of the English Championship standings. They were defeated by Nottingham by a 4-1 margin in the weekend trip away from home. But this was only their second defeat this season and were unbeaten in the previous 7. They are arguable one of the consistent sides in the league this term and will be aiming three points when they welcome the rock-bottom side Rotherham United to their home for mid-week fixture.
Rotherham managed just 6 points from their 12 matches so far this season and are last in the league standings. They suffered yet another defeat in their weekend trip to Norwich City, which was their fifth consecutive defeat in Championship. They are also without a win in their last 9, managing 2 draws on the way. It is pretty hard to imagine that they stand a chance against a well-disciplined side like Birmingham City.
Birmingham vs Rotherham: Head-to-Head Stats
Birmingham edge the overall head-to-head record in the past two seasons against Rotherham with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. While Rotherham were undefeated in the two meetings against last season, by winning the corresponding fixture at St. Andrews by a comfortable 2-0 margin and played out a goal-less draw in the return leg back home.
However, there are 3 draws in the past 6 Championship meetings between these two sides and Birmingham’s three home games against Rotherham during the period saw 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Birmingham vs Rotherham: Prediction
Birmingham are certainly one of the most consistent sides in the league at the moment. They will be keen to make amends for the dropped points in the previous game and will be desperate to bounce back with a win. There is no better opponent than Rotherham to achieve this as they have haven’t won in last 9 matches in the league. The Millers have also lost in every away match this season conceding a minimum of 2 goals in each of them. As a result, a 2-0 win for the home side look like a good pick for this fixture.
Birmingham vs Rotherham: Betting Tips
- Birmingham to win at 1.85 (5/6)
- Full-Time Correct Score: 2-0 for Birmingham at 9.00 (8/1).