Birmingham City vs Preston North End Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

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Birmingham City vs Preston North End Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Birmingham continued their recent struggles as they went down 2-0 to Leeds at Elland Road on Tuesday night.  The Blues saw more of the ball and had more shots on target but still could not find a way through against a strong defence. I thought Preston would be difficult opponents for Cardiff last time out but nobody saw them defeating the previously unbeaten side 3-0. Josh Harrop, Sean Maguire and Alan Browne all netted once to give them all three points. Preston are unbeaten in their last seven against Birmingham including taking four points off them last season. The game at Deepdale ended 2-1 and the game in the Midlands 2-2 with Che Adams netting in both fixtures.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a tricky game as if you take short-term view then the price on the visitors is tempting as they are in form against a side badly out of it. This game though reminds me a little of West Ham and Huddersfield in the Premier League last week. The truth is over a long-term run these are two mid-table Championship sides so the fact that Birmingham are outsiders at their own ground must be the value call. The price suggests siding with the Blues with the option to have the safety blanket of the draw no bet market. Neither of these two are firing in the goals so the under 2.5 goals is sensible though I would not put anyone off a bet on under 1.5 even considering the three Preston away ties so far have produced just one goal.

Birmingham draw no bet

Under 1.5 goals in this game

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Preston North End

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played 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

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)

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Morecambe Team Logo Morecambe

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

22-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

01-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

15-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Birmingham City Preview

It is now four straight league defeats for Birmingham and while Harry Redknapp is preaching patience for his side to develop many fans are convinced he does not know what his best lineup is. They sit in 22nd place with just four points with this marking the first of five games they have at home in their next eight. At home, they have taken all four of their points with a victory over Bristol City, a draw with Bolton and a loss against Reading. Goals are in short supply in these matches with just five in total and the Blues failing to score in their last two. Jacques Maghoma is their only player to have scored more than once in the Championship this campaign. Four of their last five against Preston have gone over 2.5 with the one game that did not featuring two goals.

Birmingham City Team News

Carl Jenkinson (dislocated shoulder) is listed day-to-day while Isaac Vassell is out with a hamstring issue.

Preston North End Preview

It is now two victories and two draws from their last four for the Lillywhites which is remarkable considering these games were against Boro and Cardiff. They are in fifth place after seven games which few would have expected when manager Simon Grayson left in the summer and was replaced by Alex Neil. On the road, they have taken just two point from three fixtures though these have been tricky games at Derby, Middlesbrough, and Leeds. These matches have been low scoring with the draws ending 0-0 and the defeat coming 1-0. Sean Maguire is the only North-End player to have netted more than once in the Championship this season with two goals.  Around 50% of the goals they have netted this season have come in the final 30 minutes.

Preston North End Team News

Gregory Cunningham (knee) is listed day-to-day

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

Preston North End 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 Preston North End Sidelined Players

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