Bristol City vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium.
As of now, Bristol may be the most in-form team in the competition. On top of that, they have the home advantage as well. As such, expect the hosts Bristol City, to have the upper hand this weekend. However, do note that Birmingham have performed supremely well in h2h clashes the last two decades. This surely raises the potential of BTTS.
Bristol City vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the former five games had goals from both teams.
- 12 of the previous 14 wins had gone to Birmingham.
- The last two games at this stadium had goals from both teams, as well as over 2.5 match goals.
- Six of the previous seven wins at this venue had gone to the guests.
Bristol City vs Birmingham Match Preview
Bristol City won on the road the last match-day against QPR. The scoreline was 0-1, and it was the team’s third straight win, and fourth league win on the trot. This series of wins has raised the profile of Bristol, and now they surely could go after a direct-promotion spot.
In the meantime, Birmingham recorded a 2-1 win at home over Nottingham Forest the previous game week. It was a comeback win, and the victory put an end to the run of three straight draws by the squad.
Birmingham really have struggled for wins in the past several match-days. In fact, they have a total of just four from their previous eighteen attempts, and this season they even had a run of 12 games of which 11 were winless fixtures.
On the road, the team remained winless in ten of their last twelve games, and have registered just three away wins since August of last year.
On the other hand, Bristol have been on a mission to qualify for the playoffs. As of now, they are in possession of the sixth spot in the table, which would allow them an entry into the post-season fixtures.
However, with the team being just six points away from the top-most position, even a direct entry into the Premier League would be possible if they manage to keep this form on.
Bristol City vs Birmingham Prediction
Bristol City have built quite some momentum, and they are making a push for the top-most tier. The confidence from the consecutive wins will greatly compliment the home advantage they have this Friday.
On the other hand, Birmingham have not at all been themselves lately. They are struggling for wins, and on the road, against a playoff contender, they are expected to suffer.
As such, count on Bristol City to deliver a win this weekend.
However, do understand that Birmingham have always dominated this opponent in h2h clashes. In fact, in the past two decades, Bristol have recorded a total of two wins against this rival, and just one at this venue. Moreover, only once in the previous 20 years have the guests failed to find the back of the net at this stadium in an h2h encounter.
Taking into account these observations, expect both teams to score goals this weekend.
Bristol City vs Birmingham Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Bristol City @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).