Bristol City vs Birmingham City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bristol City vs Birmingham City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides in need of points at opposite ends of the table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bristol City made it back-to-back defeats last time out going down 2-0 on the road to Millwall.  The Robins could have few complaints about the result in a game they were second best in.

Birmingham stretched their unbeaten run to four fixtures though will have been disappointed with a 1-1 draw at home to Burton.  The Blues dominated the game yet needed an 87th minute Lukas Jutkiewicz goal to rescue a point.

The reverse fixture came back in August and and the Midlands side won it 2-1 thanks to goals from Craig Gardner and Jacques Maghoma.  Bobby Reid netted the only goal for the Robins who are winless in their last 14 head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bristol City have won just one of their last 12 while Birmingham are undefeated in four taking ten points from these fixtures.  This means that the visitors along with the draw in the double chance market look the value call.

The Robins will know that a draw here will not do them any good so this will force their hand in the second-half and as such could open the game up for the Blues on the counter-attack so back the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring.

 

Birmingham and draw double chance

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

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

Birmingham City have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Bristol City

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 5

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

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)

Bristol City Preview

The Robins have now won just two of their last 12 and three in their last 17 as they have slipped out of the top six.  They sit in eighth place four points behind Middlesbrough in sixth with five game remaining.

At Ashton Gate, defeat to Brentford put to an end a run five without defeat though they have still lost just three of their last 11 in front of their own fans.  Each of their last three and five of their last seven at their own ground have seen just one side net.

55% of the goals that Bristol City have netted this season have come in the second-half with 25% in the final 15 minutes.  Their last five fixtures have produced a total of just eight goals with four of these coming in one match.

 

Bristol City Team News

Hordur Magnusson (knock) and Matty Taylor (hernia) are doubts.

 

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues have taken ten points from their last four fixtures a run that has moved them out of the bottom three.  They are in 20th place one point above Bolton in 21st and three above Barnsley in 22nd who have a game in hand.

Away from St Andrew’s, they won their last road trip which put to an end a run of four straight defeats on their travels.  Three of their last four and four of their last six on the road have gone over 2.5 goals.

If the Championship table was decided on results after 45 minutes then Birmingham would be as high as 16th.  Lukas Jutkiewicz has found the net in each of his last two domestic appearances.

 

Birmingham City Team News

Carl Jenkinson (knock), Sam Gallagher (calf) and Craig Gardener (hamstring) are doubts while Isaac Vassell (cruciate) is a long-term absentee.  Che Adams will miss the game through suspension.

Bristol City 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 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

Bristol City vs Birmingham City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
3 LB Joe Bryan 170 72
25 RB Lloyd Kelly 180 -
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
14 RM Bobby Reid 170 61
7 CM Korey Smith 183 78
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
8 LM Josh Brownhill 178 69
22 CF Milan Djuric 198 93
9 CF Famara Diedhiou 189 80
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK David Stockdale 191 84
5 RB Maxime Colin 179 77
12 CD Harlee Dean 190 82
45 LB Wes Harding - -
28 CD Michael Morrison 183 76
27 LM Jota 180 67
26 CM David Davis 173 77
6 CM Maikel Kieftenbeld 179 75
19 RM Jacques Maghoma 175 73
10 CF Lukas Jutkiewicz 185 81
20 CF Jeremie Boga 173 68