Bolton Wanderers vs Birmingham City
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium (Bolton).
The late Tuesday games offers us an interesting relegation six-pointer. Bolton hosts Birmingham with the two teams sitting in the space of 3 points just above the relegation zone.
Bolton are 20th with a 5 points cushion over Barnsley. The team’s form dropped in the second part of the season. After the good mid-season run the team sold their main weapon up front Gary Madine in the winter and looks to be struggling since then. Last game Wanderers lost to struggling Leeds side at Elland Road. Leeds were leading 2-0 when Boltons Le Fondre found the net. This was all they could do and had to settle for a 2-1 loss.
Birmingham were looking like a team who has given up on the survival battle. The Blues were getting a disappointment after disappointment. Suddenly around the international break the team looked lively and took 2 very important victories.
The first victory came against Hull with 3-0. The second was against Ipswich at home. The Blues tried to push their opponents from the off. Jota eventually scored a penalty to give his team not only the lead but seal all the points.
Bolton vs Birmingham: Head-to-head
Bolton have 1 defeat in 6 home games
Birmingham have 2 back to back victories keeping clean sheet in both
Birmingham have 4 straight losses on the road
Their previous game finished 0-0
Last 5 direct clashes all had less than 1.5 goals
Birmingham are unbeaten in 3 games at Bolton – 2 victories and 1 draw
Bolton vs Birmingham: Predictions
This is a massive fixture for both sides. They need those points badly. The game should be nervy with both teams preferring not to lose the game rather than going for the victory. There shouldn’t be a lot of goals and the draw looks like a possible outcome.
Bolton vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Draw at HT at 1.98
Under 2.5 goals at 1.65.