Watford vs Birmingham – Prediction, and Match Preview

Watford vs Birmingham – Watford enters this encounter after a 0-0 draw with Preston North End in the Championship.

Watford had 60% of the game’s possession and 4 of its 12 attempts on goal were successful. Two of Preston North End’s ten shot efforts on goal were successful.

Watford has only occasionally been able to hold out for the entire 90 minutes of recent games. The data indicates that Watford has conceded 7 goals while failing to stop opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches. Of course, there’s a chance that pattern won’t continue into this game.

Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic drew 1-1 in their prior meeting in a Championship game. Birmingham City had 28% of the game’s control and 13 shot attempts, two of which were successful.

Juninho Bacuna scored the goal for Birmingham City at the 4′ mark. Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, made 7 efforts at goal, with 3 of them going in. Wigan Athletic’s Ashley Fletcher struck in the 59th second.

Looking at their recent results, Birmingham City has allowed goals in 5 of their last 6 games, totaling 9 goals tallied by the opposition. Birmingham City needs to fix some issues at the rear.

Watford vs Birmingham – Betting Analysis

A look at their previous meetings, which date back to 11/02/2014, reveals that Watford has won 4, Birmingham City 1, and there have been no ties.

Between the two teams, 11 goals were tallied in total during these contests, with 8 goals coming from The Hornets and 3 from The Blues. That equals 1.83 goals per game on average.

The two teams’ most recent league meeting took place on Championship Match Day 4 on August 16, 2022, with the final result being Birmingham City 1, Watford.

On that particular day, Birmingham City had 29% of the control and 4 of their 7 shots on goal were successful. George Hall scored the goal (19′).

Watford made 15 efforts at goal, and two of them were successful. Ken Sema scored in the 63rd minute. David Webb served as the umpire for the game.

With regard to absences, Watford manager Chris Wilder only has one health issue to deal with out of a nearly full squad. Imrân Louza is out with an ankle injury. Due to his suspension, Kortney Hause cannot participate in this contest.

The Birmingham City manager John Eustace has no fitness concerns at all going into this encounter because he has a completely injury-free group to choose from.

In our opinion, Birmingham City has enough against this Watford side to score a goal, though it might not be enough to prevent a loss.

 What are the top odds for this match?

Looking at the betting prices for the match on the win-draw-win market, a victory for Watford is available for 1.72, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.78 and staking on the win for Birmingham City will get you 5.05. They are the best of the returns available right now.

Watford vs Birmingham – Head -to- Head

Watford vs Birmingham

Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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