Preston vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Preston is agonizingly close to the last spot that allows them to take part in the playoffs, which determine entry into the Premier League. They have been doing justice to their set-objective with some dedicated and focussed performances. Their offense may not be having the time of their lives, but their backlines pull in extra shifts to ensure whatever contribution offered by their attackers does not go to waste.
Birmingham fell into the trap of complacency right when the crucial period of the season started. They failed to score in their last three games in a row, and have historically fared not very well against this opposition. Especially in the last 20 years at this venue, they were not able to give any worthwhile performance.
Preston vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six wins belong to Preston.
- 12 of the last 13 matches saw Preston getting on the scoresheet.
- The last time Birmingham won at this venue was in 2001.
- In the last 13 years, Birmingham has recorded just a single overall win.
Preston vs Birmingham Prediction
Preston is unbeaten in their last 11 matches in a row. They have also found the back of the net in their last 14 games, even though most of it was low goal-scoring in nature. 16 of their last 20 games saw the team scoring fewer than three goals.
At home, they avoided a loss in 12 of their last 14 attempts. But only once in their last eight home ties did they score more than two goals, giving credence to the statement they usually avoid high scoring but manage to stay unbeaten.
Birmingham, on the other hand, lost their last three times in succession and failed to score in all three. They were winless in five of their last six fixtures, and in 11 of their last 14.
Moreover, in the last 13 years, only once has Birmingham won an h2h game, while Preston managed to score in 12 of their last 13 such fixtures. At this venue, Preston is unbeaten against this opposition since 2001, and have scored exactly one or two goals in every match since then. Birmingham, meanwhile, recorded just three goals in their last six match-ups at this stadium. Three of their last six visits saw them returning empty-handed.
Based on these observations, we feel that Preston will take the three points on offer, with a narrow win, and with a clean sheet.
Preston vs Birmingham Betting Tips
Preston to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, in favor of Preston @ 2.25 (5/4).