Monday, October 3, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Birmingham vs Watford – 16/08/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Watford draw no bet

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their unbeaten run in midweek, Watford will make the trip to St. Andrew’s on Tuesday night when they meet Birmingham.

Starting with the hosts, while Birmingham might have eventually clung on to their Championship status last season, it appears that the Blues face another stern test this time around. Only continuing to deal with a string of financial issues behind the scenes at St. Andrew’s, new boss John Eustace has quite the job on his hands. Last seen over the weekend putting in a toothless display as they were hit with a 1-0 loss away at Cardiff, they have failed to build off of their impressive 2-1 victory against Huddersfield on August 5th. Crashing out of the EFL Cup last week after an action-packed 3-2 loss away at promotion contenders Norwich, Birmingham will know that they face a tough test here. It should also be highlighted, when Eustace’s new squad last faced off against the Hornets on March 2021, Tuesday’s hosts were hit with a 3-0 drumming.

As for the visitors, putting in a gritty display last weekend as they picked up a 1-0 victory against Burnley on home soil, Watford have their sights set on securing an immediate Premier League return. Opening up the 2022/23 campaign with another 1-0 win against Sheffield United at Vicarage Road, new boss Rob Edwards appears to have made an immediate impact. Looking to lay down another marker on Tuesday night, the ex-Forest Green manager should also be boosted by his side’s rather rampant record against Birmingham. Including that thumping 3-0 victory when they last faced off against the Blues on Championship duties, Watford have in fact won seven of their last eight meetings. With that stellar run stemming all the way back to 2012, an away drawn no bet can be found at generous odds here.

Bet: Watford draw no bet against Birmingham 7/10 for Tuesday’s Championship battle @ 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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