Birmingham City v Bolton Betting Tip Birmingham to win to nil – 12 February 2019

Birmingham to continue winning run

Championship Tips

EnglandBirmingham City v BoltonEngland
Tuesday 12th February 1945hrs 
Football – England – Championship
Pick Bolton to win to nil
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 6/5 (odds taken 21.00 GMT, Monday 11th February)

The games continue to come thick and fast in the Championship as St Andrews plays host to a game that will have repercussions at both ends of the table with play-off chasing Birmingham hosting a Bolton side slipping ever closer to a League One return.

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Birmingham City Preview

Birmingham had a shaky spell at the turn of the year where they went five games without a win at the end of December and beginning of January, and it looked like it would severely dent their chances of finishing in the top six. Perhaps crucially for the Blues, though, is that although they were not taking three points as regularly as they would have hoped, they also weren’t losing too many games. Gary Monk’s men have lost only seven games all season in the league and bouncing back with two consecutive wins of late has given them a real boost. Birmingham now sit in eighth spot and just four points behind Bristol City, who occupy sixth place and the final playoff position. It is an extremely cluttered part of the table, however, and Monk will be well aware that his team now have to put together a run of wins to at least maintain their position with the hope of moving towards the top six. Recent wins over Nottingham Forest and QPR will have boosted the squad’s confidence and Tuesday’s game at home to one of the league’s strugglers provides an opportunity for them to win their third Championship win on the bounce – something they have managed only once this season so far.

Bolton Preview

It’s looked bleak for large spells of this season for Bolton and it’s only getting bleaker as we’re not into the last third of the campaign. Phil Parkinson is working under really trying conditions of course with the club’s financial situation perilous and that hindering not only any hope of strengthening the squad during the January transfer window, but also affect players at the club who wonder if they are going to get paid on a regular basis. Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Preston North End was their seventh league game without a win and it now leaves them still in second bottom with only hapless Ipswich below them. The gap between them and safety sits at four points which is absolutely not insurmountable and Rotherham – who are sitting immediately above the bottom three – are not in great form either. However, as bad as it is now, the trip to Birmingham is the first of four games against teams in the top half of the table including games against the top two. For a team who have to start picking up points it’s hardly the kindest of runs and they could well find themselves in an even worse position than they are currently.

 

Key-Facts – Birmingham City v Bolton

  • Birmingham have won their last two league games having failed to win the five before that
  • Bolton have not picked up a point away from home since the end of November
  • Birmingham have kept four clean sheets in their last six home games

 

Birmingham City v Bolton Betting Preview

It may just be the middle February but the Championship is beginning to take shape and these two clubs are essentially in mini-leagues of their own at different ends of the table. Birmingham are amongst a host of clubs vying for the playoffs whilst it’s looking more and more like Bolton are one of three clubs looking to avoid joining Ipswich in being consigned to relegation. It sets not only this game up but also the remainder of the season, nicely.

As we have come to expect from Birmingham, they are very strong at home having lost just twice in the league at St Andrews all season. If they are to finish in the top six then you have to feel they must continue picking making it a really difficult place for visiting teams. Bolton, as you would assume in their current predicament, have a wretched record on their travels managing only a couple of wins and scoring 10 goals. Their last away point came at the end of November whilst the last time they won on the road was in August! Bolton have also failed to score in eight of their 15 away games, whilst Birmingham have kept clean sheets in four of their last six home games. The hosts look a solid bet to win without conceding.


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