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Burton Albion vs. Birmingham City: What can we expect here?

Burton Albion


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The hosts are awful at the moment, and they are already labeled, as the team who could go down this season. Birmingham is an experienced team who is going to use the opportunity like this one, and grab all three points.


Stadium: Pirelli Stadium

Date: 18 August 2017

Time: 19:45


The hosts are awful at the moment, and they are already labeled, as the team who could go down this season. Birmingham is an experienced team who is going to use the opportunity like this one, and grab all three points.


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Birmingham to win
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Reasons for betting on Burton Albion vs. Birmingham City tip

Burton Albion started this campaign poorly, and they are seeking a first victory in the new season. Their opponents Birmingham had one win, draw and defeat apiece and for now, they are satisfied with the start. The match at Burton upon Trent will open the third round of the Sky Bet Championship. It will be a pleasure to watch two teams who are not calculating on the pitch.

Burton Albion overview

The hosts scored only one goal since the start of the season in the Championship. The two of the most recent games were very bad for them, and they will have to forget it as soon as possible. Hull City demolished them with 4-1, and afterward, Middlesbrough routinely beat them 2-0.In the season opener at Pirelli Stadium, they’ve lost with a minimal result against Cardiff, 0-1. In between these losses the hosts managed to eliminate Oldham Athletic 2-3, from the League Cup. During the preseason they were inconsistent, recording 2 victories 2 defeats and one draw. Nigel Clough’s team had been playing in series during that period. That also applies on the efficiency of the matches in which they participate, so we could not find any reliable pattern to help us. The only constant thing lately is that their defense allows goals in every match. To be exact in the most recent 6 against Burton Albion allowed at least one goal.

Birmingham overview

The Blues have one win, draw, and defeat a piece in the Championship campaign. Harry Redknapp’s team bounced back after the loss at the season premiere in Ipswich, 0-1, and manage to win twice in a row scoring 7 and allowing 2 goals. At first, they smashed Crawley Town in the English Football League Cup with 5-1, and later they were better against Bristol City at St Andrew 2-1. In the latest game, Blues took only one point after a goalless draw against Bolton. They had a solid preseason with two wins and losses apiece, along with one draw, but we have to add that Harry Redknapp was experimenting in most of the matches.
What is characteristic of this team is the low efficiency in their matches. From the previous 10 encounters they have played, 8 saw under 2.5 goals. Also, in the last 5 straight games not counting the most recent one, they’ve allowed one goal. In 4 of those events, they had to chase the lead because their opponents were the one who scored first.

Head to head matches

Burton has three straight wins over the Blues. And they were all with the same result, 2-0. Two of the meetings were during the previous campaign in the Championship, and the third one was a friendly back in 2015.

Prediction for Burton Albion vs. Birmingham City tip

In our opinion, the hosts have probably one of the weakest teams in the league. We are free to say that they are favorites for the relegation. On the other hand, Birmingham has some sort of stability, and that is why we would choose to play that the visitors in this match are going to collect all three points. The second proposition would be both teams to score.

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