Cardiff vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
The Bluebirds have posted the most number of points on the board in the last five match-days, and if not for their tough game against Swansea the past game week, they would have been agonizingly close to a playoff spot at the moment.
Still, they do have the opportunity to go after one. They surely do have the momentum from their five-match winning run prior to the Swansea fixture, and considering that the upcoming match-up is at home, they will be doubly invested in going after the three points.
Meanwhile the Blues are struggling to show consistency in their league games. They would deliver a great performance on one match-day, and then would be completely abysmal the next game week.
Currently they are placed 16th in the table, and so far have scored a total of just 14 goals. They also have a concerning h2h record against this opponent over the years, and particularly so at this venue.
For the reasons, expect Cardiff to have the upper hand this Wednesday.
Cardiff vs Birmingham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Neil Harris’s men recorded six of the former eight overall wins.
- They had scored three or more goals in two of the preceding three encounters.
- The last the guests won at this stadium was back in 2008.
- Not once have the visitors kept a clean sheet at this ground in the past two decades.
- In fact, the home team had won six of the last nine clashes at this venue.
Cardiff vs Birmingham: Prediction
The Bluebirds lost 0-2 at home the last match-day, against Swansea. In the meantime, Aitor Karanka’s men lost 0-1 at home against Watford.
Going on, Harris’s men were on a five-game winning run before their latest defeat, and in those five fixtures, they had scored two or more goals four times, and kept clean sheets the same number of times as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their preceding nine overall fixtures, and they remained so in 13 of their former 17 games as well. And on the road they have a total of just three wins from their last 17 attempts – which stretches back to February of this year.
On top of that, the Bluebirds had won six of the previous nine h2h encounters at this venue, and they are on an unbeaten run here in such clashes since 2008.
Taking these observations into account, expect Cardiff to dominate proceedings on the pitch this Wednesday.
Cardiff vs Birmingham: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Cardiff @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Win Either Half: Cardiff @ 1.44 (4/9).
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