Swansea City vs Birmingham City
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Thanks to the great finish and a lot of victories in the last month, Swansea City have found their way into the Championship playoffs last season. Can they repeat the same success this year?
The team performed well during the preparations and opened new campaign with a victory on the road against Preston North End. The first match at home venue is scheduled for Saturday against Birmingham City.
Of course, The Blues have a plan of their own. They barely avoided relegation last time, ending just two points above the red line and Charlton Athletic. The main issue was poor defending (conceded 75 goals), but recent stats are suggesting an improvement (conceded two goals in last four outings).
Swansea City vs Birmingham City Head-to-head
Swansea City were victorious in both meetings against Birmingham City in the season 2019/2020. Result at this stadium was 3-0, while Blues got defeated at St Andrew’s 3-1.
Overall stats, there were 15 duels total with Swansea leading 6-4 in terms of victories. Grand total of 36 goals were scored in those encounters, which averages 2.40 per duel.
The last three h2h’s had total of 13 goals, all of them ending Over 2.5 FT.
Swansea City vs Birmingham City Prediction
As expected, The Swans are labelled as favorites to win the match at 2.05. They have good record against Birmingham, easily beating them in recent clashes. Elimination in the early stages of League Cup might actually turn out to be a good think for sake of fitness – Swansea were defeated two weeks ago by Newport County.
The biggest upset of the first round last week was Birmingham City beating Brentford at home. The only goal in the match was scored by Jeremie Bela in 37th minute. The Blues were completely outplayed in the second half, Brentford missed a couple of colossal chances but eventually won all three points. They have looked unstable during the pre-season, losing to some lower quality teams.
We will back hosts to win this match. Swans didn’t change their roster a whole lot and we expect them to be a playoff contender once again.
Swansea City vs Birmingham City Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.05
2 or 3 goals total @ 2.00