Birmingham City vs Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 12:30 Hrs

Venue: St. Andrew's Stadium

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Birmingham City vs Fulham Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Sunday afternoon (12:30) fixture features two sides in need of points at different ends of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Birmingham suffered their third defeat in four games and kept themselves in relegation trouble going down to QPR last weekend.  They had taken the lead through the 27th minute through Che Adams but conceded two minutes later and then two goals in the final 20 minutes.

Fulham stretched their unbeaten run to 23 matches but had to come from behind to beat already relegated Sunderland.  Lucas Piazon and Aleksandar Mitrovic got the goals that their performance deserved.

The reverse fixture came in December and a Sheyi Ojo goals saw the Cottagers claim all three points.  It put to an end a five-game unbeaten head-to-head record that the Midlands outfit had.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer here that make Fulham favourites but it is not a bet I would like to make.  The Cottagers might go in level at half-time to find Cardiff three or four up and realise that whatever they do does not matter and take their foot off the gas.  In that regards, this is a tricky looking fixture to predict and as such I would stick to a couple of bets in the player markets.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Sessegnon are obvious source of goals on the road but this boosts the price on a few other players for the visitors and I like the look of Tom Cairney.  Che Adams has two in his last five appearances for Birmingham sandwiched around a suspension and I think he looks there most likely scorer.

 

Tom Cairney to score at any time

Che Adams to score at any time

 

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

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

Fulham have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.7

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

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

03-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

20-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues run of just four points from their last five means they are not yet safe as they sit just two point above the drop zone.  A draw here would be enough to secure their safety given their superior goal-difference to Burton defeat would leave them relying on others to slip up.

At St Andrew’s, they have been playing well going unbeaten in their last four winning three of these.  The 18 goals they have scored at their own ground is the lowest in the league this season one below Burton.

Each of the last two and four of the last five Birmingham have played have seen both teams find the back of the net.  Their last three meetings with Fulham have all ended 1-0 while five of their last six head-to-heads have ended 1-0.

 

Birmingham City Team News

Carl Jenkinson (knock) is a doubt while Isaac Vassell (cruciate) is a long-term absentee.  Harlee Dean is available following suspension.

Fulham Preview

The Cottagers are now unbeaten in their last 23 winning ten of their last 12 though still find themselves relying on results from others to claim an automatic promotion spot.  They are one point behind Cardiff with a game to play though they do have a superior goal-difference if the sides finish level on point.

Away from Craven Cottage, have won each of their last five and are unbeaten in their previous 11.  Aleksandar Mitrovic has found the back of the net six times in his last six on the road.

Fulham have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven in the Championship and on 15 occasions this season.  Around 67% of their goals have come in the second-half with 51% in the final 30 minutes.

 

Fulham Team News

Matt Targett (ankle), Floyd Ayite (hamstring) and Sheyi Ojo (unknown) are rated doubtful for this match

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Fulham 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
28 CD Michael Morrison 183 76
45 LB Wes Harding 181 79
19 RM Jacques Maghoma 175 73
6 CM Maikel Kieftenbeld 179 75
26 CM David Davis 173 77
27 LM Jota 180 67
10 CF Lukas Jutkiewicz 185 81
18 CF Sam Gallagher 193 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marcus Bettinelli 194 81
13 CD Tim Ream 185 72
21 RB Matt Targett 183 70
4 CD Denis Odoi 177 74
2 LB Ryan Fredericks 180 79
10 CM Tom Cairney 183 72
6 CM Kevin McDonald 188 83
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
3 RF Ryan Sessegnon 175 70
32 CF Aleksandar Mitrovic 189 82
20 LF Lucas Piazon 183 80