Birmingham City vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

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Birmingham City vs Derby County Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) Championship fixture features added spice as it features Gary Rowett returning to the side who sacked him in December 2016. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Birmingham beat Burton 1-0 in the FA Cup Third Round last time out thanks to a goal from Sam Gallagher. They also won their last league fixture beating Reading 2-0 at the Madejski with a goal each from Jacques Maghoma and Sam Gallagher. Derby were eliminated from the cup though they can hold the heads high as they made Man United work at Old Trafford before going down 2-0. In the league, they were held by Sheffield United at the iPro Stadium last time out in a game they had taken the lead in through a Matej Vydra penalty. The reverse fixture between these sides came on September 23 at Derby and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Lukas Jutkiewicz put the Blues ahead only for Sam Winnall to draw the Rams level three minutes later and that was where the scoring ended.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Initially, I thought Derby looked a good price given they have won three of their last four on the road and on the road to a side who unfairly sacked Gary Rowett in December 2016. His being linked with the Stoke job after the sacking of Mark Hughes makes me wonder if the side will be distracted and as such I will swerve the match markets. None of the last four for the home side have seen both teams score and just one of the last four for the visitors so taking NO in the both teams to score market makes sense. Under 2.5 goals is quite short but when added together with NO in the both teams to score market that looks a nice double.

NO both teams to score market

NO both teams to score and Under 2.5 goals

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Derby County

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

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Birmingham City

AVG Goals

1.2

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

0

Draw

7

Lost

3
D H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

01-09-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

14-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

03-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

21-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

01-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

18-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues have now won three straight in all games and have kept clean sheets in all these ties. They are off the bottom into 23rd place and are one of seven sides separated by six points in the relegation mix. At St Andrew’s, they have won each of their last two both of which came by the same 1-0 scoreline. It marks a low-scoring trend with just one of their last ten at their own ground going over 2.5 goals and it is the same numbers in the both teams to score market. Sam Gallagher has now netted in his last two appearances for Birmingham while Jacques Maghoma has two in the last two in the league. Just 14 of the 35 they have conceded have come in the first-half.

Birmingham City Team News

Carl Jenkinson (dislocated shoulder) and Tomas Kuszczak (groin) are closing in on returns while Isaac Vassell (cruciate) is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Derby County Preview

It is now seven league games without defeat for the Rams and just one loss in their last 11 fixtures. They sit in second place and the only worry is that Stoke are being linked with boss Gary Rowett. Away from the iPro Stadium, they are tough to beat losing none of their last nine with four of these ending all-square. The East-Midlands side have kept clean sheets in three of their last five on their travels and conceded on just two occasions. Matej Vydra is their leading scorer in the Championship this season with 14 goals though he has just three in the last eight. Just nine of the 23 goals Derby have conceded have come in the first-half.

Derby County Team News

Bradley Johnson and Joe Ledley (both back issues) are doubts while Kyle McAllister (groin) is a few weeks away from a return.

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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

Derby County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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 Derby County Sidelined Players

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