Match Preview: Stoke 2-0 Birmingham Predictions and Betting Tips, Championship

Tips & Predictions For Today, July 12, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 43
Match: 13:30 Stoke – Birmingham
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.45
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Stoke City crashed to a 5-0 away loss at Leeds United last Thursday; their heaviest defeat since December, 2017. It now means they’ve failed to score in three consecutive losses, and all within their past four games (W1). Furthermore, seven of the ten goals conceded in that period arrived in the second half.
  • Michael O’Neill’s side have blown hot-and-cold in home league matches this campaign (W9, D3, L9). Five of their last seven home wins saw them net over 2.5 team goals, while four came without conceding. They do also end home battles strongly, as they’ve recorded ten league goals after the 75th minute mark.
  • Birmingham City have lost three straight games, twice failing to score and twice conceding 3+ goals, whilst they’re 11 without a win in all competitions (D6, L5). Their last four have produced an average of 3.50 match goals per game, whilst their league fixtures have averaged a healthy 2.83 match goals over the season – well above the league average.
  • On their travels, the ‘Blues’ have failed to score in five of their last eight clashes in all competitions (W2, D4, L2). They did manage four clean sheets in said games, but they’ve only managed to score in one of their last five away trips. Hard to beat away from home, Birmingham have lost only three of their past 15 away encounters in all competitions (W4, D8).
  • Players to watch: Tyrese Campbell has scored three goals across Stoke’s two previous home wins, and all in the first half.
  • Birmingham have netted just six goals in their last eight away fixtures in all competitions, with striker Scott Hogan responsible for four of those.
  • Stat attack: Stoke have won just one of the last six home H2H meetings in all competitions, and failed to score in the other five.
  • Stoke have won six of seven home league matches when leading at HT (L1).
  • Birmingham have conceded 72.41% of their away league goals in the second half (21).
Head-to-head matches: STOKE – BIRMINGHAM
31.08.19 CHA Birmingham Stoke 2 : 1
26.12.18 CHA Birmingham Stoke 2 : 0
20.10.18 CHA Stoke Birmingham 0 : 1
29.10.13 EFL Birmingham Stoke 4 : 5
(3 : 3)
12.02.11 PL Birmingham Stoke 1 : 0