Aston Villa vs Birmingham Prediction & Tips
Aston Villa and Birmingham City play at Villa Park in a 31st round match of the Championship. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 29-10-2017, the final result was a draw by (0-0). The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Birmingham City has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Review of Aston Villa
The home team is currently in 3rd place with 56 points, after 16 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, she won off for Sheffield United by (0-1). In the last match, won at home to the Burton Albion by (3-2). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Aston Villa had 23 points out of 30, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 10 games at their home stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 6 of their 15 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 30 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Aston Villa are going through a positive season and currently have six consecutive league victories, the last at home against Burton Albion. At this point the home team seeks to reach Derby in second place in the championship. In this game against his fans it is expected that coach Steve Bruce line up in his usual tactical system, that is, the 4-2-3-1, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and slowed attacks. The offensive right Albert Adomah is one of the great highlights of Aston Villa with 12 goals scored. The defensive transition is a weakness of this team. For this game the coach does not have Kodjia, Samba and Agbonlahor, all with physical problems.
Analysis of Birmingham City
The visiting team is currently in 19th place with 30 points earned after 8 wins, 6 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Sunderland by (3-1). In the last match, he won off for Sheffield Wednesday by (1-3). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 24 conceded. Already inside the home, it won 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 11 goals scored and 17 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home defeat at Huddersfield Town by (1-4) after overtime. In the league, Birmingham City had 9 points out of 30, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 away games. The team conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked regularly, since it managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 30 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 16 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. In the last 15 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: scored 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The visiting team arrives at this game with a defeat in overtime against Huddersfield in a game for the FA Cup. In the last game for the championship, visitors beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-3. In this away game coach Steve Cotterill should line up the usual 3-5-2 to benefit the defensive organization and successive counterattacks. Offensive Sam Gallagher is Birmingham City’s best finisher with 6 goals scored. Despite the passing phase, the visitors demonstrate some difficulties in the defensive stop balls and finalization. Vassell, Grounds and Kuszczak are missing from this match due to injury.
Aston Villa – Birmingham FREE TIPS
Aston Villa – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90