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Vedran Ostojic 02 Jan 2020
  • Birmingham have struggled for points and dropped well behind the Championship top 6

  • Can they capitalize on Blackburn’s woes on the road and pick it up with Cup success?

  • You can watch and bet on this match live at bet365 -> soccer -> live streaming.

FA Cup
Birmingham vs Blackburn
12:31 – 04 Jan 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Birmingham vs Blackburn Score Prediction

Birmingham vs Blackburn Match Info

Match date: 4th January 2020

Kick-Off: 12:31 pm

Stadium: St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham

Birmingham vs Blackburn Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

26 Dec 2019 Blackburn Rovers 1 – 1 Birmingham City
22 Oct 2019 Birmingham City 1 – 0 Blackburn Rovers
23 Feb 2019 Birmingham City 2 – 2 Blackburn Rovers

Matches played: 89

Birmingham wins: 31

Blackburn wins: 33

Draws: 25

Birmingham vs Blackburn Stats

  • Birmingham only interrupted a streak of five losses with a 1-1 draw snatched at Ewood Park on Boxing Day
  • Blackburn come into the match after seeing losses at Huddersfield (2-1) and Nottingham (3-2) over the past seven days
  • Blues bagged two wins and four draws in the sides’ last six head-to-head clashes, including four points in two matchups this term

Birmingham vs Blackburn Match Preview

Birmingham host Blackburn for their FA Cup clash on Saturday with a disappointing streak on their backs tainted by defensive slip-ups which saw both Leeds (4-5) and Wigan (2-3) snatch points in thrilling games at St Andrew’s over the past seven days. They now hope to bounce and earn an FA Cup pick-me-up, looking to capitalize the Rovers’ woes on the road.

Blues have been scoring goals but six were enough for no points on those two occasions, surely giving Josep Clotet Ruiz a lot to think about as his men suffered five losses in the last six games. They only interrupted the streak with a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park and will now surely hope for another positive occasion against the Lancashire rivals.

Blackburn will still fancy their top 6 chances in Championship but they come into the match with woes of their own, after seeing losses at struggling Huddersfield (2-1) and Nottingham (3-2) in their last two outings. They have struggled on the road through most part of the campaign, letting in way too many goals and often seeing it costly.

Rovers have been a lot tougher to score against in front of the home fans but this will be no less worrying ahead of the Saturday trip. Tony Mowbray saw his men under the weather and is thankful to return to a Saturday-Saturday schedule, but it only comes after this game and fatigue could play a role for them once again.

We will now stick our necks out for Birmingham to end their disappointing run and make their way to the 4th Round with a win priced at 5/4 with BetVictor, which feels like great value seeing the Rovers have struggled to impress on the road.

Still, we expect a great challenge from the visitors and we hope to see them do their bit in making this a thrilling occasion at St Andrew’s. We’ll thus also go for a Yes on Both teams to score, which comes off as a generous banker bet at 8/11 with William Hill as both sides score and concede numbers of goals lately.

Birmingham vs Blackburn Betting Tips

Birmingham to win @ 5/4 with BetVictor

Both teams to score Yes @ 8/11 with William Hill

 

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    Birmingham vs Blackburn Match Info Match date: 4th January 2020 Kick-Off: 12:31 pm Stadium: St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham Birmingham vs Blackburn Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 26 Dec 2019 Blackburn Rovers 1 – 1 Birmingham City 22 Oct 2019 Birmingham City 1 – 0 Blackburn Rovers 23 Feb 2019 Birmingham City…