Ipswich vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Portman Road (Ipswich).
Birmingham was slapped with a nine-point deduction by the federation, likely taking them out of the playoffs equation. The team might be now in the 17th position, but the deduction and the subsequent loss in form played a huge role in that. Honestly, the squad should have been in the top-tier in contention for the post-season proceedings.
Right now, they do have the relegation line to worry about, and cannot allow themselves to sink into the exit pit. This weekend, they have a major opportunity lined up. The squad takes on Ipswich, the worst team in the Championship by a mile, and one who has been all but booted to League One.
Ipswich vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four wins belong to Birmingham.
- 12 of the last 15 matches saw Birmingham finding the back of the net.
- Six of the last eight encounters at this venue saw Ipswich failing to post a clean sheet.
- Ipswich was winless in six of the last seven h2h meetings.
Ipswich vs Birmingham Prediction
Ipswich is without a doubt the worst team in the table. In order to avoid relegation, they need to win the remaining five matches and hope that one of Millwall, Wigan or Reading loses all their remaining five. Let’s just say, I have better chances with Kate Upton.
Birmingham is slowly trying to rebuild after the catastrophe they have had to endure. The team has a six-point buffer as of now from the cut-off and considering they are taking on a demotivated Ipswich, fans would expect nothing but the three points.
Ipswich was winless in 40 of their last 44 games, whereas Birmingham was unbeaten in their last two. Moreover, six of the last seven h2h games saw Birmingham staying unbeaten.
Form and recent results aside, what will predominantly decide the outcome of this fixture is will. The pure will to fight on. Ipswich has none. Expect Birmingham to welcome this opportunity with both hands.
Ipswich vs Birmingham Betting Tips
Birmingham to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Birmingham to Score in the First Half @ 2.00 (1/1).