Birmingham City vs Barnsley Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 22 January 2022

Blues to edge past sorry Tykes

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Birmingham City vs Barnsley
22nd January 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 12/5 odds taken 0845 GMT, Friday 21 January

Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham City and Poya Asbaghi’s Barnsley are set to go head-to-head at St Andrew’s this Saturday. The Tykes moved to the foot of the EFL Championship table last weekend and are now eight points adrift of safety. As for the Blues, they were hammered 6-2 at Fulham in midweek. Birmingham are the bookies’ favourites on home soil. Keep reading our in-depth betting preview for the latest odds and top tips.

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Birmingham City Preview – Can the Blues pick up a rare win?

Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham City have struggled for wins of late. Since picking up three Championship victories on the trot from late October to early November, the Blues have won just one of their following 11 league and cup fixtures.

Birmingham were on the wrong end of an eight-goal game at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night. Table-toppers Fulham ran riot on their own patch, thumping the Blues 6-2 in west London.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score – No

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(odds taken 0847 GMT, Friday 21 January)

Birmingham’s poor form over the past couple of months or so has seen them slip towards the bottom three in the Championship. With the teams below hot on their heels, City will be desperate for a win in this one. The hosts are priced at 3/4 to get the points.

Barnsley Preview – Another damaging defeat for the league’s bottom side?

Valerien Ismael, who is now at West Bromwich Albion, took Barnsley to the play-offs against all odds last season. Markus Schopp took over in the summer but was sacked after a poor start. New boss Poya Asbaghi has also struggled since arriving at Oakwell, failing to win so far.

The Tykes are having a season to forget, picking up just two wins from their opening 24 games. They have drawn eight and lost 14 of the other 22 to take a mere 14 points from a possible 92. After Derby County’s victory last Saturday, the Yorkshire side dropped to the foot of the table.

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Barnsley head to St Andrew’s having lost 12 of their past 16 league games. They will be desperate to avoid a 15th Championship loss of the campaign at the weekend.


Birmingham City vs Barnsley Betting Advice

These two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Oakwell back in August. Callum Styles’ early effort gave Barnsley a sixth-minute lead, though Birmingham were level by half time thanks to Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Barnsley are unbeaten against the Blues in the last three meetings, collecting four points from the two games last term. City’s last success in this fixture was a 1-0 victory at Oakwell in February 2020.


Key Facts – Birmingham City vs Barnsley Betting Tip

  • Birmingham have won only one of their past 11 league and cup games
  • Barnsley have claimed just two Championship victories all season
  • These two sides drew 1-1 in the reverse match at Oakwell earlier this term


Both teams head into this crucial clash in woeful form. Birmingham are in freefall, while Barnsley are moving dangerously closer to relegation to EFL League One. This is unlikely to be a classic in the Midlands, and one goal could be enough to nick it. With that in mind, put some money on the hosts to win by one at 12/5.

Birmingham have stopped the opposition from scoring in seven of their eight league and cup wins this season. You can get 13/8 for City to win to nil this Saturday.


The best betting odds for Birmingham City vs Barnsley

Birmingham City to win: 3/4 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Barnsley to win: 15/4 at Bet365