Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Birmingham City take on Leeds United hoping to make a difference in the league title race with their opponents firmly involved in the same ahead of the trip to St Andrew’s Stadium. Birmingham remain in the bottom half of the table with only five points separating them from the relegation places in the 18-19 table. Leeds United moved back into the second spot after overtaking Sheffield United. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham had to endure more misery even in the derby against West Brom, as they lost 3-2 at the Hawthorns. This was the fifth successive defeat for Birmingham this season.
Leeds United were able to bounce back immediately from the loss against Sheffield United by getting a 3-2 success over Millwall at Elland Road. Leeds had to come back twice in the match in order to get this victory.
Birmingham were able to inflict one of the nine league defeats for Leeds United this season as they picked up a surprise 2-1 victory at Elland Road earlier in the campaign. Birmingham were also able to pick up a 1-0 victory over Leeds in the last meeting between the two clubs at the St Andrew’s Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Leeds win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Leeds United win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham may be on the verge of completing a trio of wins over Leeds United, but it is difficult to see the Midlands outfit getting even a point from this encounter. Birmingham have been on a disastrous form and manager Garry Monk has not been able to revive the fortunes of the team, who are clear of relegation trouble. Leeds United have a need for three points in order to remain in the second spot and at least take advantage of any dropped points by Norwich. Marcelo Bielsa’s team may not be perfect, but they can edge in this encounter, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Leeds United win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Leeds United draw odds: 3.50
Birmingham City win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
Leeds enter into the match with a return of more than 2.5 goals in three out of the last five matches. The team has been able to score goals with players like Pablo Hernandez on great form. Meanwhile, Birmingham are struggling with relegation form owing to a defence that has conceded 10 goals in the last six matches. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Leeds United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Leeds United 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been over 2.5 goals in four out of the last six meetings between Birmingham and Leeds. Even if the visitors do not threaten to score a lot of goals in this encounter, their struggling defence will provide multiple opportunities for Leeds. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Pablo Hernandez has been in fantastic form over the last few weeks and he is now up to 12 goals for the campaign following his brace against Millwall. The 33-year-old has come up with five goals in as many appearances coming into this game. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Pablo Hernandez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Pablo Hernandez at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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