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Birmingham City will be visiting Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with hosts Peterborough United.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Peterborough United v Birmingham City can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Peterborough United will be wanting a better result here following the 3-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Reading.
In that match, Peterborough United had 52% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Peterborough United was Nathan Thompson (74'). Reading got 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. John Swift (64') and Tom Dele-Bashiru (67', 88') scored for Reading.
It has been seldom in recent games where Peterborough United have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Peterborough United have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 14 goals during that time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Peterborough United:
- haven't won against Birmingham City in their last 7 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Fulham in Championship competition, Birmingham City and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Birmingham City had 50% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Birmingham City was Troy Deeney (87'). On the other side, Fulham got 15 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Denis Odoi (10'), Aleksandar Mitrović (44', 83') and Harry Wilson (54') scored for Fulham.
During their six most recent matches, Lee Bowyer's Birmingham City have found the net a total of 9 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Birmingham City:
- haven't been defeated by Peterborough United in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/09/1994 shows us that Peterborough United have won 0 of them and Birmingham City 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for The Posh and 10 coming from The Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league fixture between the two was Championship match day 34 on 23/02/2013 which finished with the scoreline of Peterborough United 0-2 Birmingham City.
The match was refereed by Michael Russell.
Team News: Peterborough United
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Ricky-Jade Jones (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Birmingham City
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, the Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
Our assessment here is that Peterborough United will have to perform well to register a score against this Birmingham City lineup who we think might win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a narrow 0-1 advantage for Birmingham City at the end of the match.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weston Homes Stadium (15,314)
Captain: Mark Beevers
Chairman: Darragh MacAnthony
Manager: Darren Ferguson
Competitions: Championship position 23
⭐ Star Man: Harrison Burrows
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Harrison Burrows was born in Peterborough, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Peterborough United in the 2021 - 2022 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.