Derby County vs Birmingham City Betting Tip Under 2.5 – 24 April 2021

Tense, low-scoring affair expected between Rams and Blues

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Derby County v Birmingham City
24 April 1500hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 1.57 odds taken 0252 GMT, Saturday 24th April

Saturday features action from the Championship with Derby County taking on Birmingham City at Pride Park.

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Derby County Preview – Can Rams pick up vital win?

Derby County head into this crucial Saturday afternoon tussle against west midlands relegation rivals, Birmingham City, having suffered a four-match losing streak which includes losses against Reading, Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Preston NE respectively.

Derby’s cause hasn’t been helped by the fact that three of their last four matches have been away from home but The Rams return to Pride Park for this encounter, no doubt seeking a vital win to ease their relegation worries as they sit just four points above the relegation zone.

The bigger picture paints a dismal outlook for Derby who have managed just one win from their last 12 matches overall, but at Pride Park there’s cause for some optimism as the hosts have lost just two of their last nine matches; goals could be thin on the ground here too as 18 of Derby’s 21 home games have resulted in under 2.5 goals.

Our betting suggestion:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 0252 GMT, Saturday 24th April



Birmingham City Preview – Can Blues extend run?

Birmingham City’s unbeaten run in the Championship under new manager, Lee Bowyer, extended to five games during the week with a 1-1 draw at home with Nottingham Forest at St Andrews with The Blues within a whisker of walking away with all three points.

A penalty in the dying embers handed Forest a valuable point but nevertheless, Birmingham will be satisfied to have at least avoided defeat especially as Rotherham United lost 2-1 at home to Middlesbrough as well.

Recent impressive wins against Swansea City, Stoke City and a vital win over Rotherham have almost ensured Birmingham’s Championship safety but results away from home continue to produce mixed returns for the visitors while goals have also been hard to come by; 16 of Birmingham’s 21 away games have also been under 2.5 goals.


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Derby County v Birmingham City


Key Facts – Derby County v Birmingham City Tip

  • 18 of Derby’s 21 home games have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 16 of Birmingham’s 21 away games have also been under 2.5 goals
  • The last 6 meetings have all been over 2.5 goals


Although previous exchanges have produced plenty of goals, the context of this fixture is very different with both teams desperate to avoid defeat. There’s also a strong case to be made for a draw but a lack of goals for both sides should see a low-scoring affair at Pride Park.

The best betting odds for Derby County v Birmingham City

Derby to win: 2.40 at Marathonbet
Draw: 3.13 at Marathonbet
Birmingham to win: 3.32 at Marathonbet