On Saturday, December 10, as part of the 22nd round of the English Championship, the match between Blackpool and Birmingham City will take place. Will the outsider be able to beat the Blues again?
England Championship. Championship. 22nd round
For the second season in a row in the Championship, Blackpool are struggling. The club is in the relegation zone this season. 11 losses in 21 rounds is the worst indicator of the tournament. The situation can still be corrected, as there is a high density on points below, but the team’s latest results suggest otherwise. “Primortsy” lost 4 matches in a row with a total score of 1:7, although in the indicated one, with the exception of “Luton”, all opponents were from the bottom of the standings.
For Birmingham City, the 2022/2023 season will be the 12th in a row in the Championship. While the club is far from climbing into the playoff zone and gaining a foothold there. Last year the club took the final 20th place. Now the team is on the 13th line of the Championship standings, showing mediocre results: 7W/7D/7L. The Blues’ 4-match unbeaten streak (2W/2L) ended last game. Wards of John Eustace at the beginning of each half conceded a goal from Sunderland. The Birminghams added to the attack, but they failed to snatch a draw – 1:2.
Prediction for the match
Goalless draws are not very common in the Championship. In most cases, teams score 2-3 goals. Blackpool played 11 out of 21 rounds on the TO (2.5), and the average total in the match was at the level of 2.7 goals. Birmingham City – 8/13, average total – 2.0. In the last full-time confrontation, which took place this year at the Bloomfield Road stadium, the Mandarins won with a score of 6:1. The hosts need to score points to leave the relegation zone, so there is hardly any need to talk about a boring game. Analysts at BC Leon are inclined towards the “total over” option.
Base rate: TB (2), coefficient 1.60.
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