Bristol City v Birmingham Betting Tips & Predictions

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20:45 Fri 07 Feb
Football
England
Championship
Tip: U2.5
Units: 3/5

Bristol City are flying under the radar in the Championship this season although the Robins are now stationed in sixth place after four consecutive league wins following a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Brentford.

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Lee Johnson’s side have been grinding out the victories recently, beating Barnsley by a single goal at Ashton Gate before claiming 1-0 wins away to Reading and QPR. They’ll be looking for more of the same when Birmingham come to town on Friday night.

The City team currently has a nice settled look about it, with Daniel Bentley proving a safe pair of hands between the sticks, while Andreas Weimann is enjoying a run of matches for the first time in his career and it’s paying dividends.

As you might expect, Bristol City are trading as favourites to win this match although the bookies aren’t convinced that they should be odds-on against a Birmingham City team who sit seventeenth in the division.

There doesn’t appear to be much danger of Pep Clotet’s side getting relegated this term and they’ve actually picked up in recent weeks, with the Blues unbeaten in six matches since losing at home to Wigan Athletic on New Year’s Day.

City came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest on Saturday and will now look to put up a strong defensive rearguard at Ashton Gate, with Scott Hogan getting off the mark for his new loan club at the weekend.

The highly-rated Jude Bellingham has remained at St Andrews for the remainder of the season and the visitors will clearly be content to land a point from this difficult encounter which makes us think they will deploy a defensive gameplan.

With this in mind, we will bet on a low-scoring encounter and the Under 2.5 Goals quote makes enough appeal to back it. 

BETTING TIP
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.90 with bet365

Team News

Confirmed Lineup

Bristol City v Birmingham - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Bristol City Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Birmingham Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 01
    Daniel Bentley
  • 03
    Jay Rhys Dasilva
  • 06
    Nathan Baker
  • 29
    Ashley Williams
  • 02
    Jack Hunt
  • 07
    Korey Smith
  • 14
    Andreas Weimann
  • 20
    Jamie Paterson
  • 42
    Han-Noah Massengo
  • 19
    Niclas Eliasson
  • 09
    Famara Diedhiou
  • 01
    Lee Camp
  • 05
    Maxime Colin
  • 04
    Marc Roberts
  • 14
    Jake Clarke-Salter
  • 03
    Kristian Pedersen
  • 11
    Jérémie Bela
  • 34
    Ivan Sunjic
  • 20
    Gary Gardner
  • 22
    Jude Bellingham
  • 10
    Lucas Jutkiewicz
  • 40
    Scott Hogan

Bristol City Formation4-1-4-1

  • Bristol City Substitutes
  • 31: Filip Benković
  • 25: Tommy Rowe
  • 21: Nahki Wells
  • 11: Callum O'Dowda
  • 08: Markus Henriksen
  • 04: Ádám Nagy
  • 38: Jojo Wollacott

Birmingham Formation4-4-2

  • Birmingham Substitutes
  • N/A: Caolan Boyd-Munce
  • 48: Jack Concannon
  • 33: Cheick Keita
  • 12: Harlee Dean
  • 15: Jefferson Montero
  • 02: Wes Harding
  • 27: Connal Trueman

Bristol City v Birmingham - Last Matches

Bristol City v Birmingham - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Bristol City

Birmingham

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
0.6
1.4
1.6
1.8
2.2
3.2

Bristol City

Birmingham

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1.2
1.6
1.8
1.8
3
3.4

Bristol City

Birmingham

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
0.8
1.4
0.8
0.8
1.6
2.2

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Bristol City

Birmingham

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
3
3.2
6.6
6.6
9.6
9.8

Bristol City

Birmingham

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
6
4.8
5.8
4.8
11.8
9.6

Bristol City

Birmingham

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
3.4
3.8
7.8
7.2
11.2
11

Championship - Standings & League Table

Championship - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Leeds 37 21 8 8 56:30 71
2 West Brom 37 19 13 5 64:37 70
3 Fulham 37 18 10 9 52:38 64
4 Brentford 37 17 9 11 64:33 60
5 Nottingham Forest 37 16 12 9 48:38 60
6 Preston 37 16 8 13 50:45 56
7 Bristol City 37 15 10 12 51:53 55
8 Millwall 37 13 15 9 44:40 54
9 Cardiff 37 13 15 9 52:50 54
10 Blackburn 37 14 11 12 52:45 53
11 Swansea 37 13 14 10 46:45 53
12 Derby 37 13 12 12 49:49 51
13 QPR 37 14 8 15 58:62 50
14 Reading 37 13 9 15 46:42 48
15 Sheffield Wed 37 13 9 15 46:49 48
16 Birmingham 37 12 11 14 48:57 47
17 Stoke 37 12 6 19 49:55 42
18 Huddersfield 37 11 9 17 45:58 42
19 Middlesbrough 37 9 14 14 37:47 41
20 Wigan 37 10 11 16 38:50 41
21 Hull City 37 11 8 18 49:63 41
22 Charlton 37 10 9 18 44:54 39
23 Luton 37 10 5 22 43:71 35
24 Barnsley 37 8 10 19 42:62 34
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Fulham 19 12 2 5 32:21 38
2 Derby 19 10 7 2 28:13 37
3 Leeds 18 11 4 3 26:13 37
4 Preston 19 11 3 5 35:24 36
5 Brentford 18 10 5 3 36:15 35
6 Cardiff 18 8 8 2 26:17 32
7 Blackburn 19 8 8 3 24:16 32
8 West Brom 18 8 7 3 36:23 31
9 Millwall 18 8 7 3 25:18 31
10 QPR 19 8 5 6 37:33 29
11 Swansea 19 8 5 6 24:20 29
12 Nottingham Forest 18 8 4 6 20:19 28
13 Stoke 19 8 3 8 29:24 27
14 Charlton 19 7 5 7 25:23 26
15 Huddersfield 19 7 5 7 24:25 26
16 Middlesbrough 19 6 8 5 18:19 26
17 Bristol City 18 7 5 6 25:27 26
18 Sheffield Wed 18 7 5 6 16:21 26
19 Luton 18 7 4 7 27:27 25
20 Wigan 18 6 6 6 18:22 24
21 Reading 18 7 2 9 23:24 23
22 Birmingham 18 6 5 7 27:29 23
23 Barnsley 19 5 7 7 26:33 22
24 Hull City 19 6 3 10 27:33 21

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