Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tips: Under 2.5, 2020-01-04

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Saturday 4thJanuary 1231hrs
Football – England FA Cup
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 2.00 (odds taken 00:55 GMT, 04 January )

The 3rd round of the FA Cup starts this weekend and Saturday’s fixtures feature the clash between Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers as the betting tips continue at St Andrews.

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Birmingham City Prediction – Can Birmingham improve under Clotet?

Birmingham City are another side who will be welcoming this FA Cup distraction from their current woes in the championship as the west midlands club seek to find a way back to winning ways after a dismal run of results have left The Blues languishing in 18th place in the Championship.

Under-fire manager, Pep Clotet, is expected to shuffle his pack as he tries to spark his Birmingham side back into life, but another defeat this Saturday could see the end of his tenure with the hosts after an alarming slump in form.

Birmingham have lost 5 of their last 6 matches overall in the Championship with defeats suffered against QPR, West Brom, Hull City, Leeds United and most disappointing of all, a 3-2 loss at home to Wigan Athletic on New Years Day.

A positive reaction for this upcoming FA Cup clash against Blackburn is therefore demanded by both manager and fans alike, and with striker Jutkiewicz being in the spotlight for a possible January transfer to Nottingham Forest, he may not figure up front for the hosts here.


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Blackburn Rovers Prediction – Can Blackburn end winless run?

The visitors have also seen a slump in their results in recent weeks as Blackburn have drawn with both Wigan Athletic 2-2 and today’s opponents, Birmingham City 1-1 along with suffering back-to-back defeats to Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest.

Blackburn are therefore also seeking a way back to an improvement in results under manager, Tony Mowbray, and with just 1 win out of their last 6 matches overall in the Championship, there’s no guarantees that Rovers will walk away with a win here either.

Results away from home have been sporadic for Blackburn who have gained just 4 wins out of their 13 matches on their travels, as well as losing 8 of these 13 too, which is the highest number of away defeats of teams not involved in the relegation zone in the Championship.

This is therefore not a good sign for Blackburn as they make their way down to the west midlands for this FA Cup tie against a similarly out of sorts Birmingham City outfit, and goals could be at a premium here as both teams will be keen to avoid defeat here.


Key-Facts – Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers

  • Birmingham have lost 5 of their last 6 matches overall in the Championship
  • Blackburn have won just 1 of their last 6 matches overall in the Championship
  • 6 of the last 8 meetings between Birmingham and Blackburn have been under 2.5 goals


Betting Tips Verdict

With both teams out of form, this could be a low-scoring clash.