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The Championship fixture at St. Andrew's Stadium on Friday will see home team Birmingham City go up against Derby County.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Birmingham City v Derby County game - plus the latest betting odds.
Birmingham City prepare for this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Championship stalemate against Barnsley.
In that game, Birmingham City had 51% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Birmingham City was Lukas Jutkiewicz (33'). On the other side, Barnsley got 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Callum Styles (6') was the scorer for Barnsley.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Birmingham City have been involved. Breaking down the goal split from this period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 5 while Birmingham City got themselves 7.
Going into this contest, Birmingham City are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Previously, Derby County drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Nottingham Forest.
In that match, Derby County managed 51% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Derby County was Tom Lawrence (11'). On the other side, Nottingham Forest had 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Brennan Johnson (82') scored for Nottingham Forest.
Wayne Rooney's Derby County have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 7 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches adds up to 8.
Coming into this clash, Derby County haven't been defeated by Birmingham City in away games against them for the last 8 matches in the league. Travelling fans must really look forward to this fixture.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/11/2018 shows us that Birmingham City have won 1 of these & Derby County 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Championship match day 44 on 24/04/2021 and the score finished Derby County 1-2 Birmingham City.
That day, Derby County had 43% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Colin Kazim-Richards (36').
For their opponents, Birmingham City had 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Lukas Jutkiewicz (62', 84') scored.
The match was refereed by Robert Jones.
Team News: Birmingham City
The Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Derby County
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament), Jason Knight (Ankle Injury) and Colin Kazim-Richards (Achilles tendon problems) are not able to play.
Our assessment here is that Derby County will really need to work well to break down this Birmingham City outfit who we reckon will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore anticipating a good tussle with a 1-0 winning margin for Birmingham City when the referee blows for full-time.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's Stadium (29,409)
Captain: Harlee Dean
Manager: Lee Bowyer
Competitions: Championship position 8
⭐ Key Player: Scott Hogan
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Scott Hogan was born in Salford, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Hyde FC in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 5 appearances.