Birmingham VS Cardiff ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Birmingham vs Cardiff
Birmingham City and Cardiff City meet at St. Andrew’s Stadium in a match for the 12th round of the Championship. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 06-08-2016, in a game for the Championship, which ended in a draw for (0-0).
Birmingham Team News
The home team is currently in 22nd place with 8 points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate game, won at home against Sheffield Wednesday by (1-0). In the latter, he lost out against Hull City by (6-1). In the last 5 home games for the league Birmingham City have 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 15. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In the 11 games he played in this event, he only achieved 1 turnaround in 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 home games for all competitions there has been a highlight: they conceded 4 of their 9 goals in the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Birmingham vs Cardiff Stats
Birmingham leave for the game with a 6-1 defeat at Hull City, putting an end to the two straight games without losing in this competition: the only goal of the team was scored by Sam Gallagher. The set led by Lee Carsley presents major problems in his sectors, since he averaged 0.64 goals and suffered on average 1.73 goals per game. Jacques Maghoma is the star of Birmingham with 2 goals scored. It seems that the coach can not count on Jota, Lowe, Adams and Stockdale, players recovering from injury.
Cardiff Team News
The visiting team is currently in 1st place with 24 points, after 7 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate game, won at home against Leeds United by (3-1). In the last game, they drew at home against Derby County by (0-0). The last visiting game for this competition ended with a (1-2) win against Sunderland. In the last 5 away games for the championship Cardiff City has recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 10 points out of 15. The team conceded goals to 7 opponents in the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has been regular, as they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 11 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turnaround. There have been 2 periods in the last 6 meetings played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 6 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘); suffered 3 of his 6 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Cardiff start on this day with a goalless draw against Derby, adding their fourth straight win without proving the taste of defeat in this competition. It should be noted that the visitors remain in the top position of the championship. Cardiff’s weakness is mainly in the finals in away games, having scored on average 1.2 goals per game. The defensive line has also shown consistency: it suffered on average 1.2 goals per challenge. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is the highlight of the away team with 4 goals and 2 assists. For this game the coach does not have Harris and Healey, both injured.