Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Birmingham City are being sucked into a relegation battle and they take on a Derby County outfit at the St Andrew’s Stadium on Friday. Birmingham only have a six-point advantage over the bottom three places after their points deduction, while Derby County are just two points behind the top six places. However, Frank Lampard’s men have lost momentum in recent weeks. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham City were held to a 1-1 draw by Ipswich, who have been relegated to League One, at the Portman Road. Even though Birmingham are unbeaten in three matches, the Blues have been held to draws in the last two matches.
Derby County returned to form in emphatic fashion after a 4-0 success over Bolton at Pride Park. Lampard’s Derby have been able to register just two wins in the last five games and both successes have been at home.
The previous game between Derby and Birmingham produced a 3-1 victory for the Rams at Pride Park. Derby were able to claim a 3-0 victory when they last made the trip to the St Andrew’s Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Lampard has seen his team register back-to-back big wins at home, but the Rams have been a disappointment in away games. Derby have picked up only six victories on the road this season and they are also winless in seven away matches. Birmingham were able to take points off Leeds and Sheffield United in their recent home matches, and the Blues have a strong need for three points after the points deduction. Even though Derby have a strong head-to-head record against Birmingham in recent times, our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City win odds: 2.50
Derby County win odds: 2.87
Correct Score odds
Derby have been very poor when it comes to away games after failing to score in five out of the last seven trips. This will sound good news for Birmingham, who have kept just one clean sheet at home in the last six matches. Birmingham manager Garry Monk admitted after the draw with Ipswich that the blues need to be more clinical. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Historically, this fixture has produced plenty of goals with four of the last six games between Derby and Birmingham producing more than 2.5 goals. However, Derby’s poor away record – in terms of scoring goals – and Birmingham’s struggles in front of goal of late are likely to ensure that this match is low goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Che Adams has had a dip in form, but he remains Birmingham’s top scorer by a significant margin with 22 league goals. The 22-year-old has scored only once in his last nine appearances, but he invariably finds himself in a goal scoring position more often than not. Adams’ only goal in four games vsms.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Che Adams at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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