Bristol City vs Birmingham City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Bristol City will look to end their dismal run of form against Birmingham City when the two teams meet in the Championship on Tuesday night.
Last time: Birmingham ran out 2-1 winners when the pair met in the reverse Championship match earlier this season, with Jacques Maghoma’s goal deciding the match in the 74thminute.
This time: Bristol City are 21/20, with Birmingham at 7/2 and the draw available at 63/25.
You might remember: The first ever Championship match between these two sides. It took place at the home of Bristol City in September 2008, and it was Birmingham that collected the points courtesy of a 2-1 success.
Bristol City's Last Six:
Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3
Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has no fresh injury concerns from the team that suffered a 2-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday afternoon.
Famara Diedhiou was among those that came off the bench at the Den, and the striker will be hoping to earn a starting position alongside Bobby Reid.
Birmingham City's Last Six:
Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 2
Birmingham will once again be without the services of Che Adams as the attacker misses out through suspension.
Cheikh N’Doye dropped out of the starting XI against Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon, but the 32-year-old will be hoping to earn a return for this match.
Bristol City will look to end a run of 14 league games without a win over Birmingham when the two teams lock horns in the Championship on Tuesday night. Incredibly, not since November 1993 have Bristol City overcome Birmingham, and the Robins have lost each of the last three meetings. Birmingham won 1-0 in the corresponding Championship match last season, and also recorded a 2-1 victory when the pair went to battle at St Andrew’s back in August. Bristol City have seen their play-off bid falter in recent weeks, and they will be desperate to return to winning ways against 20th-placed Birmingham on Tuesday night.
Bristol City are 21/20 to return to winning ways on home soil. Lee Johnson’s side have only been victorious in one of their last six Championship matches, and will enter this clash off the back of a 2-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday afternoon. That disappointing run has left the club, who are always the subject of great interest in the Championship predictionsmarket, in eighth position in the table – four points outside of the play-off positions. They have been strong on home soil this season, winning 10 of their 20 matches and suffering just five defeats, however, and that is certainly worth considering when analysing the football predictions market.
Birmingham are 7/2 to triumph – which is a big price when reviewing the best football betting tips – as the Blues continue their battle against the drop. Seven straight defeats between February 11 and March 10 put the club in a heap of trouble, but they have won three of their last four in the Championship, remaining unbeaten in the process. Garry Monk’s side will enter this match off the back of a 1-1 draw with Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon, but they have struggled on their travels this season, collecting just 13 points from 20 matches, which is the second-worst away record in the division.
The draw is available at 63/25, and Bristol City have actually shared the points in two of their last five Championship matches, while Birmingham, as mentioned above in this Championship preview, drew with Burton Albion at the weekend. That said, there has been a winner – Birmingham – in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams, with the only draw during that run coming at Ashton Gate during the 2015-16 Championship campaign.
Bobby Reid is 9/2 in the first goalscorer market, while the forward is available at 13/8 to register at any point during the 90 minutes of action. Reid has netted 17 times in the Championship for Bristol City this season, but is without a goal in his last six in the league, and will be desperate to return to the scoresheet here.
Lukas Jutkiewicz is 8/1 in the first goalscorer market for Birmingham, while the 29-year-old is available at 20/1 to score two or more goals during the 90 minutes of action. The former Everton attacker registered late on against Burton Albion at the weekend, and will be looking to build on that goal in this match.
Predicted Score: Bristol City 1 - 0 Birmingham City
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Birmingham are available at a very good price when considering their recent run and indeed form against Bristol City. A 1-0 Birmingham victory can be backed as high as 13/1, while 2-0 to the visitors is at 25/1, which is appealing when considering all of the facts in this Championship preview.
Today’s football predictionis 1-0 to Bristol City at 6/1. The Robins will not mind how they play as long as they manage to return to winning ways, and we fancy the home side to edge out a narrow success in front of their own supporters.
It's a long shot, but:
Birmingham in the handicap market at -2 are available at 33/1. Monk’s side are unbeaten in their last four Championship matches, and have not lost away to Bristol City since November 1993, which is certainly worth considering when analysing the football score predictions for this match.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.