The hosts currently occupy eighth place and are very good for their conditions. A placement that is quite surprising as Birmingham was not allowed to make any transfers last summer. Excluded were only free transfer players and low sums for lending. Background was a requirement that resulted from violations of the financial rules of the EFL. With the Bolton Wanderers now comes past the table penultimate, which has been without a winner for seven matchdays and especially weak regularly occurs abroad.
Today’s Betting Tips Birmingham vs Bolton
Thus, the club has not won since mid-August in a foreign country and instead retracted the disastrous record of nine defeats and four draws. The series of away games currently includes six games, and at the end of January the FA Cup match at Bristol City was also lost, resulting in seven consecutive slaps. 17 goals conceded in this review quickly show that it is above all the desolate defense, the Bolton has become away from the shooting gallery of the league. In the match between Birmingham and Bolton, the prediction is ‘home win’.
Birmingham – Statistics & Current Form
In the previous year, it was enough for the blues only to 19th place and the descent could therefore only be avoided just barely. It was also the same course that was taken in the previous season. A single-digit rank reached Birmingham in his eight -year belonging to the championship only once in the season 2011/11, when you landed as a relegated from the House of Lords in fourth place. With that in mind, the current queuing of coach Elf Garry Monk, who has been working in this role since last March, is a big win in eighth place.
The two-time League Cup winner has earned the relatively good position, especially at home: only two of the 15 home games were lost. Also on board since the last matchday is the previously suspended Dane Kristian Pedersen, who came in the summer from 1. FC Union Berlin. The 24-year-old is a guarantee for Birmingham’s good defensive this season: in St Andrews, the “blues” are even the league’s fifth-best defender. At the same time, Pedersen’s happy transfer from a playful perspective last summer could turn out to be a heavy mortgage. Birmingham threatens therefore a deduction of not less than twelve points, which would put the previously quiet season in one fell swoop on the head. It would be the highest point since 2007, when Leeds United was fined 15 points. However, the decision whether Birmingham has violated the transfer embargo imposed on him by the purchase of the Danube in the summer will only be made in the next few weeks.
So the team should continue to earn points for this worst-case scenario so that they do not end up in a relegation battle. Currently it would be at a penalty of the penalty still eight points distance to 22nd place. On the offensive, the hopes are currently mainly on Che Adams. The 22-year-old striker is the club’s top scorer with 19 goals, scoring three goals last Saturday when Birmingham beat Queens Park Rangers 4: 3. A victory, which was almost given out of hand, as Birmingham was in the meantime with 4-0 in front and QPR in the 93rd Minute, the chance to compensate by a penalty did not use.
Expected formation of Birmingham:
Camp Harding Morrison Dean Colin Maghoma Kieftenbeld Gardner Jota Jutkiewicz Adams
Last matches from Birmingham:
- 09.02.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Birmingham City 3: 4 (Championship)
- 02.02.2019 – Birmingham City vs. Nottingham Forest 2: 0 (Championship)
- 29.01.2019 – Swansea City Vs. Birmingham City 3: 3 (Championship)
- 1/18/2019 – Norwich City vs. Birmingham City 3: 1 (Championship)
- 1/12/2019 – Birmingham City vs. FC Middlesbrough 1: 2 (Championship)
Bolton – Statistics & Current Form
The Bolton Wanderers had to fight like the opponents last season against the gang in the League One. Finally, the 21st place jumped out, which is why the nailed-out nails of the fans probably still have to grow back to normal. Only thanks to a victory on the final day against Nottingham Forest relegation was avoided for the then newcomer to the Championship, with the addition of the defeats of Barnsley FC and Burton Albion played in the hands of Wanderers.
Perhaps the in-house merch department should take equal nail extension in club colors in the range – because the current season is not less nerve-wracking. On the contrary: after 31 matchdays, the Trotters are on the penultimate place. The main reason for the athletic misery is the offensive, which stands at 20 hits and thus marked fewer goals than any other team. From the point of view of the four-time winner of the FA Cup, a look at the previous away performances makes only minor hopes before the match in Birmingham. Only twice could the Whites under their coach Philip Parkinson win this season in foreign countries so far. Wins that are still very long ago, as they succeeded in the first two guest appearances in the season in August of last year. Since then it hailed nine defeats; at least one point division was achieved four times.
How weak especially the attack on foreign terrain acts, shows the yield of seven hits in the context of this review. However, the away weakness is not new – already in the past season were the Bolton Wanderers in the final statement with a score of 1-9-13, the most innocent guest team in the league. To make matters worse, the goalkeeper is now injured even with Ben Alnwick. Also questionable are the stakes of the Dutch striker Yanic Wildschut and Joe Williams in midfield.
Expected formation of Bolton:
Matthews – Lowe – Wheater – Hobbs – Taylor – Connell – Connolly – O’Neil – Vela – Ameobi – Donaldson
Last matches from Bolton:
- 09.02.2019 – Bolton Wanderers vs. Preston North End 1: 2 (Championship)
- 02.02.2019 – Sheffield United Vs. Bolton Wanderers 2: 0 (Championship)
- 29.01.2019 – Bolton Wanderers vs. Reading 1: 1 (Championship)
- 25.01.2019 – Bristol City Vs. Bolton Wanderers 2: 1 (FA Cup)
- 21.01.2019 – Bolton Wanderers vs. West Bromwich Albion 0: 2 (Championship)
Birmingham vs Bolton Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
When looking at the direct comparison, it can be seen that Bolton lies with the hosts. They have not lost against the guest from the northwest of the country for six league games. Five of the games were won and statistically conspicuous in this context is the result of 1-0, which came in all successful matches. Also in the upcoming duel between Birmingham and Bolton, the odds see the hosts as favorites.
Birmingham vs. Bolton Football Betting Tips
Although Birmingham does not play over-season, they should still win against Bolton. This assessment results less from the form of the hosts, which, although stable for their circumstances, but rather from the crisis at Bolton. The guests arrive as penultimate of the table and have not won in six match days. Especially abroad, the points have been delivered in recent weeks only with no greater resistance, as the record of six defeats in a row shows.
Key Facts – Birmingham vs Bolton tips
Bolton has won just one of his last 20 league games 1-5-14
Wanderers’ last away win in the championship took place in August 2018
Birmingham’s anticipation for Bolton: unbeaten six times (five wins, one draw)
The scoring was more or less set – only one hit they succeeded in the last six appearances. Furthermore Bolton is plagued with injury worries and the hosts have in turn recently scored twice. So succeeded on the final day of a gripping 4: 3 at the Queens Park Rangers and previously Nottingham Forest was defeated at home with 2-0 The signs point to another success of Birmingham against Bolton.
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