Birmingham City vs Barnsley Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Birmingham City vs Barnsley Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon fixture (15:00) is an important one at the bottom of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Birmingham lost a third-straight league game going down 5-0 at Brentford in a comprehensive defeat. The Blues conceded four goals in a 23-minute spell that killed the game as a contest. Barnsley lost their first game in charge under new manager Jose Morais going down 2-1 at home to relegation rivals Burton. It was a bad start for the new boss whose side were one down after a minute and two at half-time. They improved in the second-half and Dani Pinillos netted 15 minutes from times but they could not find an equalizer. The reverse fixture came early in November at Oakwell and the Yorkshire side won that game 2-0. Tom Bradshaw and Zeke Fryers got the goals to stretch their unbeaten record against the Midlands outfit to four meetings.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a big game at the bottom featuring two sides who are out of confidence and desperate for points. I find it hard to pick a winner here in the full-time result market and as such would look for other bets. YES in the both teams to score market is the outsider as both sides are not blessed with goalscoring. I think it looks value as Barnsley have netted in three of their last four on the road while Birmingham have scored in just four of their last eight at home this was against very strong road defences in Norwich, Wolves and Derby. Both these teams found themselves two down going into half-time at the weekend and as such will be looking to keep things tight early so go against the match having an early goal which is set at 33:00

Yes in the both teams to score market

NO goal before 33:00

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Barnsley

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Barnsley saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Birmingham City

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Birmingham City Form Guide

Birmingham City Team Logo

Birmingham City

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

06-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

20-10-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

23-10-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

03-11-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

10-11-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

25-11-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

28-11-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

01-12-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

08-12-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Barnsley Form Guide

Barnsley Team Logo

Barnsley

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

03-11-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Everton Academy

FT 5 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

FA Cup

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

17-11-2018

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

24-11-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-11-2018

League 1

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

01-12-2018

FA Cup

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

04-12-2018

EFL Trophy Final Stage

Manchester City Academy

FT 6 - 8

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

08-12-2018

League 1

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues have lost four straight in all competitions and three in the league a run that leaves them just one point above the bottom three. Their next two and six of their next eight are against teams in the bottom-half so they need to put some points on the board. At St Andrew’s, it has been a mixed bag of late with victories over Leeds and Sunderland but defeats to Derby and Millwall. Only one of their last five and two of their last 12 have seen both teams find the back of the net. It is three without a goal for Birmingham and just ten goals netted in their last 14 in the league. 13 of the 33 they have played this season have been all-square going into the interval.

Birmingham City Team News

Isaac Vassell (cruciate), David Davis and Jonathan Grounds (both knee) are long-term absentees. Maikel Kieftenbeld is missing through suspension.

Barnsley Preview

The Tykes continue their slide with no victory in their last six and just one win in their last 17 matches. They sit second bottom two points above Sunderland and have four of their next five on the road. Away from Oakwell, they have won just one of their last eight which came against the team below them in Sunderland. They have managed to find the net at least once in three of their last four on the road and ten of 13. Nine of the last 14 goals in Barnsley league games have come in the opening 45 minutes of the fixture. 15 of the 32 the Yorkshire outfit have played this season have been level going into the break.

Barnsley Team News

Ethan Pinnock (broken foot) and Zeki Fryers (unknown) are doubts

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barnsley Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Birmingham City vs Barnsley Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK David Stockdale 191 84
5 RB Maxime Colin 179 77
12 CD Harlee Dean 190 82
4 CD Marc Roberts 183 81
22 LB Carl Jenkinson 185 77
14 CM Che Adams 178 66
19 CM Jacques Maghoma 175 73
17 CDM Cheikh N'Doye 192 90
8 CDM Craig Gardner 178 76
20 CM Jeremie Boga 173 68
18 CF Sam Gallagher 194 75
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Nick Townsend 185 80
3 RB Ezekiel Fryers 183 75
18 CD Adam Jackson 188 80
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
17 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
22 CM Gary Gardner 188 82
4 CM Joseph Williams 185 80
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
15 RF Oliver McBurnie 188 79
19 CF Kieffer Moore 195 83
26 LF Mamadou Khady Thiam 179 82