Match Preview: Birmingham 2-0 Barnsley Prediction and Betting Tips | Championship
Birmingham – Barnsley betting tips for today, August 20, 2019
Kick-off: 19:45 Birmingham – Barnsley
Football: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 4
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!
|Birmingham are one of only three sides to score just two goals after three Championship games this term, but they are tough customers at home. The hosts have drawn their only home match of 2019/20 so far, doing so after a level half-time score, extending their run of HT/FT draws to four Championship home matches.|
|Regardless of the result, Birmingham have shown their ability to start strongly in recent home games. Tellingly, three of Birmingham’s last five Championship fixtures at St Andrews have seen them strike first inside the opening half-hour of play.|
|Barnsley, meanwhile, have found it tough since getting an opening-day win, losing twice ‘to nil’ by a margin of at least two goals (in league and cup) before drawing with Charlton. Notably, Barnsley have conceded an equaliser on two of the three occasions in which they have taken a lead this term.|
|That noted, the ‘Tykes’ (BAR) have a brilliant record of late in the H2H stakes, scoring at least twice in each of this fixture’s last four editions (W3, D1). Moreover, they have scored a first-half opener in each of that quartet, with each win coming by a margin of at least two goals.|
|Players to watch: Birmingham’s Lukas Jutkiewicz scored one of his side’s two goals in the last four editions of this fixture, as well as a second-half strike in the Blues’ only home match of 2019/20.|
|Cauley Woodrow produced a brilliant turn-and-volley goal to open the scoring last time out. Each of his last four league goals for Barnsley have come before half-time.|
|Stat attack: Six of Birmingham’s last seven home league games have produced under 2.5 total goals.|
|There has been a sending off in two of the last four H2Hs.|
|Barnsley’s last Championship visit here saw them win the first half 2-0, with the scoreline remaining unchanged after the interval.|
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