Birmingham v Preston prediction, how to live stream & team news

Preston will look to keep their Championship promotion hopes alive when they travel to struggling Birmingham on Saturday at 3pm.

Birmingham v Preston: Betting tips

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Birmingham v Preston: Predictions

Birmingham v Preston: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 11/10 with Betfair
Correct score 2-2 18/1 with Matchbook
First Goalscorer Scott Hogan 5/1 with SBK

It’s been a concerning return to the Championship since the winter break for Preston, with manager Ryan Lowe enduring four defeats from six post-World Cup. Those results are a stark contrast to their form pre-Qatar as they entered the enforced hiatus with four wins from six, leaving them in solid promotion form.

However, a turn of fortune has dropped The Lilywhites down to 13th in the table and now they are scrambling to revive their top-six aspirations. There is still plenty of time to resuscitate hopes of pushing for promotion, with the club still only four points adrift of sixth-placed West Brom, but they will need to act quick or risk becoming a speck in the rearview mirror of those above them.

Birmingham are floundering near the foot of the table and are currently nosediving towards the Championship’s nether reaches. Pressure is really starting to crank up on head coach John Eustace, who has suffered four defeats in a row. He will need to arrest that woeful streak, or his job will come in for some serious scrutiny from the makers and shakers above him.


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Birmingham v Preston match stats

If The Blues are to turn the tide and stop the rot of their recent losing run then Scott Hogan’s final-third form will be invaluable to that end. The 30-year-old has netted nine goals in the Championship this season, four of which have come in the first 15 minutes — only Carlton Morris and Teemu Pukki (both five) have more in that same timeframe.

But, certainly don’t write Preston off in the first half as Birmingham have actually only managed 112 shots in the opening 45 minutes of matches in the Championship this campaign, the third-worst record in the division — only Blackburn (111) and Huddersfield (103) have bagged fewer. If they do score, history tells us they will struggle to find a second before the break, opening the door for Preston.

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Scoreline prediction: Birmingham 2-2 Preston

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It was a tense 1-0 win for Birmingham earlier this season at Deepdale. Maxime Colin scored the decisive goal for the club, his sixth since joining from Brentford in 2017.

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