Birmingham vs Sheffield United
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Birmingham lost all hopes of challenging the promotional contest with a horrendous spell of form in March. The Blues lost five on the trot in the league to drop down to the bottom half of the standings. Nevertheless, they will largely affect the battle for top-two spots and an automatic promotion to the elite tier.
Gary Monk’s men ended the mentioned five-loss run against nobody else but second-placed Leeds United allowing their main rivals in the battle for the second-place finish Sheffield United to overtake them. The Blues may be helpful to Leeds United now as they are set to host the Blades on Wednesday evening at St. Andrew’s. Can the hosts produce a similar showing and build on the huge 1-0 victory from the weekend to make another upset here?
Birmingham vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
Sheffield United are winless in last four encounters with the Blues.
Birmingham City won two and drew two in the process.
The Blues held the Blades to a goalless draw when teams locked horns in the first half of the season at Bramall Lane.
Birmingham City won each of last four home clashes with Sheffield United conceding only one goal along the way.
Birmingham vs Sheffield United: Prediction
The Blades traditionally found it tough to score against Birmingham City. They did manage to return to winning ways instantly after falling 2-3 to Bristol City by beating Preston North End 0-1 on the road on Saturday. It was a massive victory for Chris Wilder’s men, but can they back it up in mid-week against the Blues?
The visitors own league’s best defensive record and keeping things tight at the back will be their main goal here. Birmingham failed to score a goal in four consecutive matches before last two rounds. We thus have reasons to expect a low-scoring contest which can easily go either way. This is why draw at the half time would be the best alternative bet at the odds of 2.10.
Birmingham vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).