Fulham – Birmingham PREDICTION & TIPS
Burton Albion and Preston North End play at Pirelli Stadium in a Championship 21st round duel. In the last 3 years there have been only 2 direct clashes between these two teams: one on 02-01-2017, which ended with the Preston North End win for (0-1), and the most recent on 26-11-2016 , which ended with a 1-1 draw. Special attention is needed for the home / off condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Review of Burton Albion
After 3 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses, the home team is in 24th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, they lost with Derby County away by (1-0), after having lost at home in a game against Sunderland by (0-2). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 defeats as a visitor, with 9 goals scored and 23 conceded, against 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 defeats at home, with 16 goals scored and 32 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the league, Burton Albion has won 2, 1 draw and 7 losses, having won 7 points out of 30.
In this competition, it registers a sequence of 6 defeats in the last matches in house. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 7 of his last 10 games by the competition finished with More of 2.5 goals. This is a team that scores a few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 20 games for Championship, and never reached the break in advantage. In 20 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Burton Albion enters this unmotivated match after a 1-0 away defeat at the Derby field. The home team are usually 5-2-3, preferring offensive transitions and channeling their attack through the sidelines. The three advanced players will be Miller, Sordell and Akins, and the player in charge of the team is Akins. It is possible that in the most central zone of the field Palmer and Murphy act. Coach Nigel Clough will not be able to count on Liam Boyce for being injured.
Review of Preston North End
After 7 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 10th place, having won 29 points. In the last match, he won at Queens Park Rangers home for (1-0), after the previous match tied it out in a game against Norwich City for (1-1). This is a team that curiously presents more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 26 goals scored and 20 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 20 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the championship, the Preston North End won 13 points out of 30 after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 away games. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 4 of his 10 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 20 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Preston North End enter into this motivated game after a 1-0 home win at Queens Park Rangers: Hugill, in the 88th minute, scored the only goal of the match. Unlike the opponents of this round, the Preston North End usually works in a 4-3-3 where the three most advanced players are Robinson, Barkhuizen and Hugill. The visiting team when it invests in the offensive process, usually performs through the left side, taking advantage of the depth offered by left-back Davies. One of the weaknesses of the Preston North End is maintaining possession of the ball, and they lose it with relative ease.
Fulham – Birmingham FREE TIPS
Fulham – Win @ 1.60
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90