Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Birmingham City vs Peterborough – 25/01/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ 888sport

With their sights set on trying to secure back-to-back Championship wins on Tuesday night, Birmingham will welcome Peterborough to St. Andrew’s.

Starting with the hosts, while Birmingham might have endured a testing final few minutes at St. Andrew’s over the weekend, the Blues would have simply been glad to pick up a crucial victory. Eventually snatching a 2-1 win against leading relegation scrappers Barnsley, Lee Bowyer’s men will know just how important three points were on Saturday. Widening their buffer over the drop zone and now able to finally relax a little, the former Charlton boss also saw his side draw a line under a dreadful seven-match winless run. With attacking talisman Scott Hogan now bagging two Championship strikes in his last three outings, the midweek hosts have gained somewhat of a reputation for their lively fixtures on home soil. In fact, it should be noted that Birmingham have seven of their previous eight Championship contests at St. Andrew’s finish with over 2.5 goals.

As for the visitors, blown away thanks to a 3-0 drumming away at West Brom over the weekend, Peterborough really find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap. Making the trip to St. Andrew’s on Tuesday night still sat three points adrift in the drop zone, Darren Ferguson’s men have managed to win just one of their last 12 Championship outings, a run that stems back to October 23rd. Now in a real uphill battle if they’re to extend on their second-tier status this season, the Posh have gained a reputation for their struggles on the road. Including a 4-0 drumming at the hands of Blackburn last month, the midweek guests have lost 11 of their last 12 contests away from the Weston Homes Stadium. In a showdown that could once again prove to be another lively affair, we’re backing over 1.5 goals here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Birmingham City vs Peterborough 2/5 for Tuesday’s Championship matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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