Birmingham City are scheduled to face Stoke City at St Andrew’s in the Boxing Day fixture. Both Birmingham and Stoke are four points adrift of the top six and a victory on Wednesday for either side should enhance their prospects of closing down on the playoff positions. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and…
Birmingham City FC vs Stoke City FC – Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham ended a two-match winless run on Saturday after they secured a comfortable 3-0 win on the road to Wigan. Che Adams was among the leading performers for the Bluebirds after netting his 10th goal of the Championship campaign.
Stoke, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches after a 1-0 win over struggling Millwall at the Bet365 Stadium. Saido Berahino popped up with the match-defining goal after the hour mark.
The Bet365 Stadium witnessed the last meeting between the sides in October where Birmingham secured a 1-0 win. The last encounter at St Andrews’ was in the League Cup five years ago which finished 4-4 in added extra-time before Stoke prevailed on penalties. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a high-scoring draw.
Birmingham City FC vs Stoke City FC – Match odds
Birmingham are backed at 2.90 to secure maximum points while Stoke are offered the same outcome at 2.60. Birmingham’s home form has been impressive this term and they come into the midweek fixture with just one league defeat since March. Stoke’s past three away trips have only provided a share of the spoils. Our preview does not see either side winning the game.
Birmingham City win odds: 2.90
Stoke City win odds: 2.60
Birmingham City FC vs Stoke City FC – Correct Score odds
Both Birmingham and Stoke have impressed in the scoring department since the last international break, and they have netted nine and 10 goals respectively in their last five matches. An open-sided contest could be on the cards and Stoke could pick up their first away league point at St Andrew’s since 1995. Our correct score prediction favours a 2-2 draw.
Birmingham City FC vs Stoke City FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Birmingham have barely kept clean sheets in their home turf of late and six of their previous seven matches at St Andrews’ witness at least three goals. This has been the trend with Stoke on their travels as they come off successive 2-2 draws at Aston Villa and Reading. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
Birmingham City FC vs Stoke City FC – First Goalscorer odds
Che Adams has picked up his form over the festive period and he has netted three goals in the past four matches. The 22-year-old has opened the scoring on one occasion against Wigan and he has a good chance of repeating the feat against Stoke after bagging the club’s winner in the 1-0 triumph in October. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Adams.
Birmingham City FC vs Stoke City FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Draw at 3.10
Che Adams to score 1st at 6.50