Birmingham v Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th March 2019

Championship Betting

Birmingham v Aston Villa Betting Tips – Championship, 10th March 12.00pm

Only two points separate Birmingham above Aston Villa in the top half of the Championship table. So the points on offer in this Midlands derby are going to carry some big importance for both of them. Birmingham start the weekend in eighth place just four points out of the top six. Read our predictions for Birmingham v Aston Villa.

Birmingham v Aston Villa Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 17/10
Birmingham 7/4
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 8th, 2019 at 3:40 p.m.)

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Birmingham News and Form

Birmingham suffered a 2-0 defeat at home last weekend in Championship action. That leaves them with a really mixed record of W3 D2 L3 in their last eight League outings. They have only banked one home win in their last five at St Andrews as well (D2 L2) so they are struggling for a little bit of form.

Birmingham have averaged 1.5 goals per home game this season, with 53% of their home fixtures ending up going over the 2.5 goals line. Birmingham have earned a clean sheet in 35% of all home games played this season in the top flight. Earlier this season when they visited Aston Villa the Blues were beaten heavily 4-2.

So they will be looking for some revenge in this home fixture. Each of Birmingham’s last three league home wins have all been with a clean sheet. But they have only managed one clean sheet in their last 10 played home and away combined. Birmingham have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last five league games.

The Blues have scored 65% of their home goals after the half-time break. They have conceded 71% of home goals after the half-time break as well. Four of their six home wins this season have been by a two goal margin. The Blues have a half time home record of W5 D10 L2.

Birmingham v Aston Villa Head to Head

Aston Villa produced a 4-2 home win over the Blues earlier this season
The Villains are undefeated in their last seven against Birmingham
Each of the last three League meetings at St Andrew’s have ended in a draw
Just one of the last nine League meetings have gone over 2.5 goals

 

Key-Facts – Birmingham v Aston Villa

  • Birmingham have taken just one league win in their last five home games
  • Aston Villa are winless in five road league games
  • Villa have won just four away games all season

 

Aston Villa News and Form

Aston Villa took a big home win over Derby on the board last weekend, posted a 4-0 scoreline. That was a much-welcomed win for them as well because it snapped a five-match winless streak that they were on in the division. The Villains have recorded just two league victories in their last 15 played.

Their away form has been poor all season winning just four times away from the Park (W4 D7 L6). On their travels, they have scored 20 goals and have conceded 21. Less than half of their away fixtures in the Championship have made it over the 2.5 goals. Aston Villa have a clean sheet in 24% of their road games.

They have failed to take a win in any of their last five away games since beating Swansea on Boxing Day at the Liberty Stadium. They are D3 L2 in their last five road games.
Four of the six away defeats that they have suffered this season have been by just the one goal margin only. Aston Villa have been sitting level at the half-time break in 10 of 17 road games.

It has been quite the drop in form from them as at this stage of last season’s campaign Aston Villa were 18 points better off than they currently are. They can take a positive into this and that is their high scoring output, with only Norwich and West Brom having outscored them in the division this season.

Birmingham v Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
Draw match outright at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 8th, 2019 at 3:40 p.m.)

Birmingham v Aston Villa Predictions

Draw: In the match outright it is the draw which has the most appeal as a strong proposition. Neither are carrying any kind of great consistent form at the moment, and neither really look as if they will have enough to get three points on the board in this fierce rivalry. Draw.09


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