Birmingham goes up against Stoke at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium this coming Saturday in the Championship. Placed 1st in the table Birmingham have amassed 42 points after 40 matches. On 55 points Stoke is ranked in 11th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.
Stats and facts for Birmingham and Stoke.
- Birmingham conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Birmingham’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Birmingham $NON_SCORING in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Stoke’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Stoke scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Stoke have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
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Form Birmingham vs Stoke
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Birmingham paddling along.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Birmingham in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their previous 3 matches Birmingham were trashed by Watford in a 3-0 defeat and went on to a 1-0 win against Swansea. Their latest match served up a dull 0-0 draw at Brentford.
Stoke looking for more.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Stoke in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their 3 latest outings Stoke claimed a 1-0 win against Derby and went on to a 2-0 win against Bristol City. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against Millwall.
In a match between two seemingly equal sides, with both in equal shape, it looks like a game that could go either way. Thus, a draw could be the value pick.
Birmingham v Stoke Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Don’t expect goals
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Birmingham played Stoke at Bet365 Stadium. The pair were evenly matched on the day and played out a 1-1 scoreline. In the previous 7 matches between Birmingham and Stoke over 2.5 goals came up 1 time. Both teams to score paid out 2 times in these 7 matches meetings. Birmingham go into the match with a 4-2-1 advantage against Stoke in the Championship.
Birmingham lie 1st in the table on 42 points from 40 matches. 13 points ahead following the first 40 games Stoke find themselves in 11th place.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Birmingham will pay out at 2.90, as bookies predict Birmingham are in with a 34% chance of beating Stoke. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.00 on offer, while an away win for Stoke pays out at 2.50. Birmingham won 3 of their last 10 home league games whereas Stoke lost 4 of their last 10 away league games.
The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 48% in this match. This equals odds around 2.10, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.73. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 58%. The last 10 home league games for Birmingham averaged 2.4 goals per game with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Stoke the average total goals were 2.5 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 39%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.55 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.50. Birmingham’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.4 goals a game. 5 of Birmingham’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Stoke’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.5 goals per game. 4 of the last 10 away matches for Stoke went over 2.5 goals.