Our betting experts preview the FA Cup match between Birmingham and Blackburn and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium plays host to an FA Cup fourth-round replay between Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday.
The Championship sides play each other for the second time in less than a week, having drawn 2-2 at Ewood Park last Saturday.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Preview
In the last three outings, Birmingham beat Forest Green by 1-2, and lost 1-2 against Preston, before drawing 2-2 with Blackburn. The 19th-placed Championship side won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the FA Cup, while also drawing one. They suffered two defeats, while they scored 11 and conceded ten goals.
Blackburn claimed two points from their last three matches. They started by losing 4-0 at the hands of Rotherham, before drawing 1-1 with Bristol City. They secured a point in their latest encounter, a 2-2 draw against Birmingham. The fifth-placed Championship side won half of their previous six away matches in the FA Cup, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored eight goals whilst conceding seven.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Birmingham and Blackburn. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- In 10 of the last 12 Birmingham matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 5 matches in a row Birmingham played, both teams scored
- Birmingham have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches
- Birmingham have lost the last 3 home matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 5 of the last 6 home matches Birmingham played, both teams scored
- In 18 of the last 20 Blackburn away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Blackburn have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Blackburn have not won 6 of the last 8 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Blackburn matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Blackburn have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
Birmingham vs Blackburn – In-form players
Ben Brereton is Blackburn’s top-scorer this season, with 10 goals and four assists in 31 appearances across all competitions. Scott Hogan, meanwhile, has been Birmingham’s go-to guy for goals. The striker has nine goals to his name in 24 games.
Birmingham vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Birmingham won three of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing three and losing four as well. Blackburn won five from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost four in this run.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Birmingham only scored the first goal of the match in two out of their last ten games. Blackburn scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Both teams have scored in the last 5 consecutive Birmingham games. The Blues also managed the first goal of the game in only two of those 10 previous games played, while Blackburn were first on target in six of their last 10 outings.
Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of Birmingham’s last ten home matches across the tournaments. They scored an average of 1.2 goals in the process. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Blackburn, who scored 1.1 times on average in those matches. Birmingham conceded a goal in their 8 most recent matches.
Match predictions: Birmingham vs Blackburn
To sum up, the upcoming match between Birmingham and Blackburn seems to be a good betting opportunity.