Birmingham City vs Burton Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Birmingham City vs Burton Albion Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Birmingham continued their recent uptake in form as they saw off Bolton 1-0 on Tuesday night for a third successive victory.   Lukas Jutkiewicz got the only goal of the match in a game that also saw the Midlands outfit have Che Adams sent-off.

Burton picked up a useful home point on Easter Monday as they held Middlesbrough to a 1-1 draw.  Marvin Sordell put them ahead in the sixth minute and they seemed on course for a vital three points until the Teesiders bagged in the 90th minute.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August which Albion 2-1 with goals from Marvin Sordell and Lloyd Dyer while Jacques Maghoma netted for the Blues.  These two sides also met in FA Cup Third Round action in early January at St Andrew’s with City winning 1-0 through a Sam Gallagher strike.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Birmingham are the form team and most likely winners of this fixture but this price on offer reflect this.  At a push, I would probably lean towards Burton in the match markets but I think better value can be found elsewhere.

Burton need to win this game while the Blues have some players in good goalscoring form so I will take both teams to score and over 2.5 goals which might go against the trends but represent better value than the odds suggest.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

OVER 2.5 goals in this fixture

 

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Burton Albion

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Burton Albion have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 6 games against Birmingham City

AVG Goals

0.7

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

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

31-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

07-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

15-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FK Akhmat Team Logo FK Akhmat

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ulm Team Logo Ulm

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues have found some form under new boss Gary Monk winning each of their last three and climbing out of the relegation zone.  They are now five point above Barnsley in 22nd though the Tykes do have a game in hand.

At St Andrew’s, they have won their last two and four of their last five when facing sides in the bottom 14.  None of their last five and just one of the last nine at their own ground has seen both teams find the back of the net.

Birmingham have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Championship fixtures and on ten occasions this season.  16 of the 30 league goals that they have netted this season have come in the first-half.

 

Birmingham City Team News

Carl Jenkinson (knock), Sam Gallagher (calf) and Craig Gardener (hamstring) are doubts while Isaac Vassell (cruciate) and Jonathan Grounds (medial collateral ligament) are long-term absentees.  Che Adams will miss the game through suspension.

Burton Albion Preview

Despite a point last time out the Brewers are still bottom of the Championship table and are eight points from safety with just six fixtures remaining.  Four of their next five though are against teams in the bottom eight so they have a slim hope.

Away from the Pirelli Stadium, they have lost each of their last three and five of their last seven.  Three of their last four and four of their last six on their travels have seen both teams find the back of the net.

It is now ten Championship matches since Burton have found the back of the net in the second-half.  No side has scored a lower amount of league goals this season than the 29 they have netted.

 

Burton Albion Team News

Lucas Akins (hamstring) is a doubt while Willie Miller (knee) is a long-term absentee for the Brewers.

 

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Burton Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Burton Albion Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK David Stockdale 191 84
45 LB Wes Harding 181 79
28 CD Michael Morrison 183 76
12 CD Harlee Dean 190 82
5 RB Maxime Colin 179 77
26 CDM David Davis 173 77
6 CDM Maikel Kieftenbeld 179 75
27 CM Jota 180 67
19 CM Jacques Maghoma 175 73
20 CM Jeremie Boga 173 68
10 CF Lukas Jutkiewicz 185 81
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stephen Bywater 188 81
14 RB Damian McCrory 188 81
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
15 CD Tom Naylor 181 72
2 LB John Brayford 173 71
27 AM Liam Boyce 184 85
11 RM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
21 CM Hope Akpan 183 67
19 CM Jacob Davenport - -
17 LM Marvin Sordell 177 79
9 CF Darren Bent 180 73