Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Championship match at St. Andrew's Stadium on Saturday will see home side Birmingham City take on Cardiff City.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Birmingham City v Cardiff City, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Birmingham City, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-2 Championship triumph versus Derby County.
In that match, Birmingham City had 57% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Birmingham City was Lukas Jutkiewicz (62', 84'). For their opponents, Derby County got 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Colin Kazim-Richards (36') scored for Derby County.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Birmingham City have been participants. Regarding the goal weighting from this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 2 while The Blues managed a tally of 7. That trend might not be continued here, of course.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Birmingham City:
- have not emerged victorious against Cardiff City in their previous 4 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Cardiff City will come into the match following a 2-1 Championship win against Wycombe Wanderers in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Cardiff City had 56% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cardiff City was Kieffer Moore (22', 71'). At the other end, Wycombe Wanderers had 15 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Joe Jacobson (43') scored for Wycombe Wanderers.
The stats don’t lie, and Cardiff City have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 11 goals in total. In defence, The Bluebirds have clearly had some problems.
Looking at their past form shows that Cardiff City:
- have not won against Birmingham City in away games against them for the last 5 league games. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings going back to 11/03/2017 shows that Birmingham City have won 1 of these games and Cardiff City 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A sum of 21 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Blues and 12 being from The Bluebirds. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Championship match day 19 on 16/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Cardiff City 3-2 Birmingham City.
On that day, Cardiff City had 54% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorers were Robert Glatzel (10'), Harry Wilson (77') and Sean Morrison (89').
Birmingham City got 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. Marc Roberts (31') and Iván Sánchez (57') scored.
The match was refereed by Michael Salisbury.
Team News: Birmingham City
Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Cardiff City
Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy has some current player fitness concerns. Sol Bamba (Cancer) and Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury) won’t be making appearances. Will Vaulks will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the view that Cardiff City and Birmingham City may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's Stadium (29,409)
Captain: Harlee Dean
Manager: Lee Bowyer
Competitions: Championship position 16
⭐ Star Man: Scott Hogan
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Scott Hogan was born in Salford, England. After making a first senior appearance for Hyde FC in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has got 7 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 33 appearances.