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Watford vs Birmingham City Live Stream, Predictions
Watford host guests Birmingham City at Vicarage Road Stadium in this Championship meeting on Tuesday.
Our Watford v Birmingham City tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
📏 Form Guide
Watford will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Queens Park Rangers.
In that match, Watford had 60% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Queens Park Rangers had 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Tim Iroegbunam (15') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Watford have been participants. With regard to the goal attribution during that period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 and Watford got themselves 5.
Leading up to this clash, Watford:
- are unbeaten in the league by Birmingham City in their previous 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Birmingham City come into this match following on from a 2-0 Championship win versus Rotherham United in their previous game.
In that match, Birmingham City managed 41% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Birmingham City, the goalscorers were Reda Khadra (5') and Kevin Long (35'). On the other side, Rotherham United had 12 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Birmingham City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. At the back, Birmingham City have not been doing too well. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Their prior results show that Birmingham City:
- haven't won against Watford when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes going back to 11/02/2014 shows that Watford have won 4 of these games and Birmingham City 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them for The Hornets and 3 for The Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league encounter between the two was Championship match day 4 on 16/08/2022 and the score finished Birmingham City 1-1 Watford.
On that occasion, Birmingham City managed 29% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was George Hall (19').
For their opponents, Watford got 15 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ken Sema (63') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by David Webb.
📋 Team News: Watford
The Watford boss Chris Wilder will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free group available to choose from. Kortney Hause cannot play in this game through suspension.
📋 Team News: Birmingham City
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Birmingham City manager John Eustace does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
Our thinking is that Birmingham City have enough to score a goal against this Watford team, although that may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a 2-1 victory for Watford at the end of this one. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Renata Leite, 02:29 10/03/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vicarage Road Stadium (21,000)
Captain: Tom Cleverley
Chairman: Scott Duxbury
Manager: Chris Wilder
Competitions: Championship position 10
⭐ Star Player: João Pedro
Mostly taking up the Striker position, João Pedro was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Fluminense in the 2019 season, the talented Forward has struck 9 league goals in the Championship 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.
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