Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 9, 2023
The spotlight is on both Bristol City and Birmingham, as the Championship rivals go looking to boost their points tally. They face each other on Saturday at Ashton Gate.
Bristol City vs Birmingham Stats
- In 16 of the last 18 Bristol City matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 12 of the last 13 Bristol City home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Bristol City have not won 10 of the last 11 matches
- Bristol City have not won 9 of the last 10 home matches
- Bristol City have lost 4 of the last 5 home matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 12 of the last 14 Birmingham away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Birmingham have lost the last 3 matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 6 of the last 8 Birmingham matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Birmingham have lost the last 3 matches in a row
- Birmingham have not won 6 of the last 7 matches
Bristol City vs Birmingham Lineups
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19th-placed Bristol City have three draws to show from their last three games, as Millwall held on to a 0-0 draw. Against Coventry, the score was 1-1, while their most recent match finished 1-1 against Swansea. Bristol City did not win any of their last six Championship matches at the Ashton Gate. They came through these matches with a record of two draws and four defeats, in which they conceded nine and scored three goals.
17th-placed Birmingham lost their previous three matches by 3-0 against Burnley, 0-1 against Hull and 1-3 against Middlesbrough. Birmingham claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Championship. The scoreline from these matches reads seven goals conceded and five scored. Birmingham proved themselves generous visitors in the Championship this season, as they conceded an astonishing 13 goals so far. This leaves them with the worst defensive record of all teams from their away matches.
Bristol City vs Birmingham H2H
The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Birmingham came away as 3-0 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome on Saturday. In the last ten encounters between the clubs, Birmingham have been the dominant force winning six matches against Bristol City. The bookies have Birmingham to win this match at the best price odds of 3.25.
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Bristol City won only once in their last 10 outings at Ashton Gate, but they drew four and lost five in this run. Birmingham won four, drew two and lost four of their last 10 games away from home. Goals are flowing freely for Bristol City on home soil currently, as both teams scored in six of their last 10 matches here. Both teams were also on target four times in Birmingham’s last 10 league games away from home.
Both Teams to Score
Birmingham won 3-0 and 2-1 in the two most recent meetings with Bristol City, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage. Both teams scored five times in the previous ten matches between home side Bristol City and Birmingham. Best-priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 1.83.
Both teams scored five times in the last ten encounters between Bristol City and Birmingham, while over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Bristol City scored 1.1 goals on average, while Birmingham pulled 1.6 goals on average. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of Bristol City’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Birmingham, who managed to score 1.1 times in those matches.