We offer a forecast for the English Championship match, in which Stoke City will host Birmingham on 4 October. Will the opponents be able to please with an effective game? – the answer is in our material.
According to the results of the last championship of the second strongest league in England, Stoke City is located at the equator of the standings. In 46 rounds, the ” potters ” managed to get 16 victories and finished eight matches in peace, which brought a final 56 points.
Michael O’Neill’s charges started the new season on a positive note, where in the League Cup they have already reached the stage of 1/8 finals, knocking out Blackpool (1: 0 pens), Wolverhampton (1: 0), Gillingham (1: 0) and Aston Villa (1: 0). After three rounds of the current Championship season, the Potters tied with Millwall (0: 0) and beat Preston (1: 0) in the last match.
Verlinden , Allen and Shawcross will not be able to play today .
” Birmingham ” failed last season. For 46 rounds, the guests managed to get 12 victories and drew 14 times, which eventually brought 50 points and the 20th final place in the standings. In the new championship, the Blues are unbeaten – a victory over Brentford (1: 0) and two draws with Swansea (0: 0) and Rotherham (1: 1), for which we made a forecast.
In the English League Cup, the ” white-blues ” finished their performances at the first stage, losing to the modest Cambridge United (0: 1).
In the infirmary are the teams of Leko , McEachran, and San Jose .
Stoke City have won 4 of their last 5 matches
Birmingham have lost 4 of their last 5 away games
Birmingham won 3 of their last 4 head-to-head matches
The last personal match ended with a victory for Stoke City (2: 0)
12.07.20 Stoke City Birmingham 20
08/31/19 Birmingham Stoke City 2: 1
12/26/18 Birmingham Stoke City 20
10/20/18 Stoke City Birmingham 0: 1
The teams started well in the new season, but if the hosts threw all their strength into the League Cup, then Birmingham decided not to waste extra energy and pay maximum attention to the Championship tournament.
Guests perform badly on the road, while having positive statistics of personal meetings. Most likely, the ” potters ” will not miss the victory today, but we will hedge the bet.
Our prediction is that Stoke City will win with a handicap (0) and we bet on this on the line of BC Parimatch with the odds of 1.64