Birmingham (@2.8) vs Stoke (@2.62)
29-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Stoke will win

Birmingham – Stoke Match Prediction | 29-08-2019 10:00

That was a bruising loss for Nathan Jones and his side, but it was just the latest occasion in which their defence has struggled. Leeds tend to take their foot off the gas in the cup competitions even when playing a strong side. The Championship leaders showed what they could do last weekend when they went to Stoke and won 3-0. The visitors have just taken a draw at Leeds, but that did come in the cup.

They were dismal on Sunday, losing 3-0 at Swansea. That was their third 3-0 defeat less than a month into the new season. Birmingham have had their problems in the Championship, but theyve tended to come on the road. Will that continue through this weekends clash with Stoke? All of those 3-0 losses have come across their last three away games, while they boast an unbeaten record at home during the 2019/20 campaign.

The Blues obviously produce much better showings at home than on the travels and the fact that they defeated Barnsley 2-0 on home soil earlier in August is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Potters. Andrews Stadium. Birmingham City will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Swansea City when they host Stoke City at their St.

The recent improvement in mentality has to be down to Birminghams attacking force finally finding some form. Record signing Jota has started to influence games more, such as providing the assist for the goal against Brentford. Up front, Che Adams scored a brace against Leeds, whilst Lukas Jutkiewicz now is on six for the season after that hat-trick against Rotherham. With such potency in attack, it is hard to see Birmingham involved in another relegation battle this season.

Birmingham vs Stoke Prediction

Whilst they have only lost twice in the season, Birmingham have simply drawn too many games, which stands at eight, the highest in the division. Early in the season, the team dominated matches but could not finish chances, with draws against Swansea and West Brom particularly frustrating opportunities squandered. In others, it was down to their inability to see off matches, with games at Nottingham Forest and Norwich ending as draws due to last-minute goals from the opposition.

Record signing Jota has started to influence games more, such as providing the assist for the goal against Brentford. The recent improvement in mentality has to be down to Birminghams attacking force finally finding some form. Up front, Che Adams scored a brace against Leeds, whilst Lukas Jutkiewicz now is on six for the season after that hat-trick against Rotherham. With such potency in attack, it is hard to see Birmingham involved in another relegation battle this season.

The Blues are a limited outfit who seem to all be at least behind Pep Clotet while it is not clear this is the case with the Potters and Nathan Jones. Backing the home side in the draw no bet market looks the sensible call while Lukas Jutkiewicz has netted in both home fixtures and looks anytime scorer value. We are not convinced that Birmingham are as strong as their league position suggests but they should not be outsiders at home to a poor Stoke outfit.

Moreover, several of Birminghams draws can be seen as points gained. It understandably raised questions about the quality of the side but the wins against Rotherham and Leeds have done much to ease concerns. They were dominated in matches against QPR and Sheffield United but held on, whilst they came from two goals down to draw with Ipswich and an away draw at Brentford is a good result.

They were dominated in matches against QPR and Sheffield United but held on, whilst they came from two goals down to draw with Ipswich and an away draw at Brentford is a good result. Moreover, several of Birminghams draws can be seen as points gained. It understandably raised questions about the quality of the side but the wins against Rotherham and Leeds have done much to ease concerns.

Today's Tips

Stoke eased into the third round of the Carabao Cup in midweek, but will that really prove to be the turning point which many expect? Birmingham were the only bottom half side to beat Stoke home and away last season, so could the Blues pile onto the visitors problems when they clash at St Andrews this weekend? The Potters face a difficult trip to Stoke on Saturday, with a test in prospect. Or are the hosts going to struggle once again?

Andrews Stadium. The Blues obviously produce much better showings at home than on the travels and the fact that they defeated Barnsley 2-0 on home soil earlier in August is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Potters. Birmingham City will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Swansea City when they host Stoke City at their St.

Colin made his Brentford debut on 22 August, 2015 in a 1-0 loss to Burnley and it has to be noted that he came on as a substitute 30 minutes before the final whistle. Reports in England suggested, though, that the fee was around 900,000. After playing 16 games for the Belgian outfit in the 2014/2015 Pro League campaign, Maxime Colin signed a four-year contract with Brentford in August, 2015 for an undisclosed fee.

A 2-2 draw with Rotherham sparked the mini-revival, with two late goals from Tom Ince and Bojan rescuing a point for the Potters. That was followed by a 2-0 win over Bolton, with goals from Ince and Bruno Martins Indi securing a comfortable win for Stoke in what could have been their most complete performance of the season so far. After an indifferent start to the season, Stoke have finally hit their stride and are unbeaten in three matches.