Cardiff vs Birmingham Betting Tip Draw – 16th December 2020

Blues could hold out against Cardiff

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Wales Cardiff vs Birmingham England
16th December 1900hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 13/8 odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December

Cardiff missed out on their chance at making it five straight league wins as they were toppled at home against Swansea on the weekend.

Still the overall form of the Bluebirds has been pretty handy recently and they should fancy their chances at home against Birmingham.

The Blues were beaten by Watford on the weekend leaving them four points behind Cardiff in the standings.

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Cardiff Preview – Will the Bluebirds get back to winning ways

Cardiff suffered a 2-0 home loss against Swansea on the weekend which saw their winning streak end at four matches.

Still that was an impressive run of form from the Bluebirds and in that four match winning streak, Cardiff earned three clean sheets.

At home this season Cadiff have earned a W3 D2 L4 record for the campaign and have won three of their last five there.

All three of those victories were by at least a three goal margin as well. So when they have won, they have won well.

So there has been some recent improvement from them.

It could be worth noting for football betting as well the three of their four home losses have been against teams currently in the top eight.

In total Cardiff have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home fixtures.

Cardiff are the 19/20 favourites in the match outright for this game on Wednesday night as they look to indeed get back to winning ways* (odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December).

Our betting prediction:
HT Draw


(odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December)


One thing that has been against them is that Cardiff have been trailing at the midway point in five of their nine home games.

They have conceded the opening goal in two third of their home fixtures, so have been slow starters.

That leads us on to seeing that they have scored 62% of goals in the second half of home fixtures this season.

The shortest priced option for the HT market in this fixture is the draw at even money* (odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December).


Birmingham Preview – Can the Blues keep away from going?

Birmingham are in good shape away from home having won their last two road fixtures against Bristol City and Reading.

The Blues lost at home against Watford on the weekend but they have generally been a much better road team.

The Blues are W3 D5 L1 on their travels this season and are undefeated in their last six road fixtures (W3 D3).

So that’s a pretty decent run of form, but Birmingham are the 16/5 underdogs for three points on Wednesday on their trip to South Wales* (odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December).

There has been an issue for Brimgiham in lacking a bit of scoring power in this campaign

They are averaging only 0.78 goals per game this season (home and away combined).

But their defensive efforts away from St Andrews can’t be knocked as they have only shipped five goals in their nine away fixtures.

So we would expect them to keep the score down in this game and under 2.5 goals as a betting option is at 4/7 odds* (odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December).

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Nine of the last eleven meetings between the two clubs have ended under 2.5 goals.

Birmingham have lost their last two trips to Cardiff including a 4-2 loss in last season’s corresponding fixtures.

The last time that they got a win at Cardiff was in the 2008 Championship.

That is a seven match winless streak that they have going in this fixture, drawing just two of those.


Cardiff vs Birmingham Betting Advice

It will be interesting to see the response ofCardiff in this one.

They just had a great winning streak snapped and it’s not always easy to get back immediately to winning ways.

It is only recently that their home form has picked up a little bit and that’s why we think the draw is a good pick in the match outright.

That is a 23/10 option and the reason for that is the strength of the Blues in defence* (odds taken 23:05 GMT Tuesday, 15th December).


Key Facts – Cardiff vs Birmingham Betting Tip

  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last seven home games against Birmingham
  • Cardiff have won 4 of their last 5 league games
  • Birmingham are undefeated in 5 road games


Birmingham are actually in nice form away from home so we have to take that into consideration.

The fact that they have conceded just 5 goals in 9 away games speaks volumes for us and we think that they avoid defeat.

We can’t see them getting the win, not with a poor record at Cardiff but a point has to be on their radar.


The best betting odds for Cardiff vs Birmingham

Cardiff to win: 19/20 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Birmingham to win: 16/5 at Bet365