Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 21st January, 2016
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
Blackburn Rovers have had a turbulent season so far in Championship. The team led by Owen Coyle has huge troubles with inconsistency and with more than obvious holes at the back. The Riversiders are winless in last four matches on the road, losing as many as three of them to Preston, Barnsley and Ipswich. The team is currently in the danger zone and they are desperate to pick up a victory against Birmingham City and seal towards the safety.
The Blues have started the campaign in a promising way, but as the time passed their performances became weaker and weaker. The arrival of the famous Italian Gianfranco Zola did not bring much joy at St. Andrew’s since the team is winless in last seven matches in all competitions.
Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City: Head-to-Head Stats
The rivalry will be extended this Saturday as the teams will take on each other for the 85th time in history. Blackburn have been slightly more successful winning 33 games, while Birmingham have three wins less.
None of the last three head to head encounters has seen the option of both teams netting, while Birmingham took a narrow 1 – 0 win in the only match the teams played this season. It was Stephen Gleeson who made the difference scoring the only goal of the game back in October.
Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City: Prediction
Blackburn are 5/4 to claim the victory which is way lower than we expected. None of the two teams is enjoying a good shape which is why we would advise you to escape high stakes bets for the Saturday’s clash at Ewood Park. Instead, the best betting pick would be the draw at 12/5. And we are most likely to see a 1-1 score-line at the end of full 90 minutes.
Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City: Betting Tips
FT result in Draw at 12/5 (3.40)
Correct FT Score: 1-1 at 6/1 (7.00).