Burton vs Birmingham
England League Championship
Date: Friday, 21st October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent.
The Burton Albion side were comfortably beaten 2-0 by the Ipswich in the weekend away trip. This pushed them further down to 19th in the league standings with a 2 point gap from the relegation zone. They managed only 3 wins this season and all of them have come at home. But they still remain win-less away from home. The key for Nigel Clough to keep the newly promoted side in the Championship beyond the season will be the crucial points picked up at home.
Birmingham justified their good form this season by thrashing Rotherham United 4-2 at home. They were previously defeated in the trip to Nottingham and the mid-weeks win help them stay put inside the play-off zone. Also, there is only a 5 point gap between them and the league leaders Newcastle United. They play best in front of their home crowd, but they are also capable of challenging quality sides on the road. They have lost only 2 games so far this season, one each at home and away.
Burton vs Birmingham: Head-to-Head Stats
The lone meeting between the two sides came in a friendly on July 2015 which was won by Burton with a 2-0 margin. This will be first time these two sides are locking horns in a competitive match.
Burton vs Birmingham: Prediction
Burton have managed just one win from their last 8 matches. They did managed to pick up some valuable draws along the way. But their league position near to the relegation zone will put pressure on the players to come out with a positive result here.
Their opponent Birmingham are a side that have played some excellent football both home and away this season. And they will be keen to stay inside the play-off zone and will be definitely eyeing 3 points here. They have the momentum and form on their side and the stage is set for them to challenge for a play-off spot. We can expect a positive approach from the Birmingham side this weekend, which will extend their stay inside the play-off zone with a perfect win.
Burton vs Birmingham: Betting Tips
Birmingham to win at 3.00 (2/1)
Both Teams to Score at 1.90 (10/11).