Lineups

Birmingham City

( 4-4-2 )

  • 38. Z. Jeacock

  • 5. G. Friend

  • 2. M. Colin

  • 12. H. Dean

  • 3. K. Pedersen Yellow Card

  • 23. Jon Toral

    67'
  • 8. A. Clayton Yellow Card

  • 17. Iván Sánchez

    74'
  • 34. I. Šunjić Yellow Card

  • 11. Jérémie Bela Goal

  • 10. L. Jutkiewicz

    90'

Substitutes

  • 30. N. Etheridge

  • 0. J. Cogley

  • 4. M. Roberts

  • 6. M. Kieftenbeld

  • 20. G. Gardner

    90'
  • 7. D. Crowley

    67'
  • 40. A. George

    74'

England - Championship

49' C. Nørgaard 49' Yellow Card 49'  C. Nørgaard 59' I. Šunjić 59' Yellow Card 59'  I. Šunjić 72' K. Pedersen 72' Yellow Card 72'  K. Pedersen 80' A. Clayton 80' Yellow Card 80'  A. Clayton 37' Jérémie Bela 37' Goal 37'   Bela Jérémie Bela
Birmingham City

Birmingham City

1 - 0

Brentford

Brentford

  • 37
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • Date: 12/09/2020
  • Time: 12:30
  • Venue: St. Andrew´s Stadium
  • Referee: Tony Harrington
Championship Betting Tips: Birmingham v Brentford

Date published: 9/11/2020 5:20:41 PM

Championship Betting Tips: Birmingham v Brentford

Saturday’s early kick-off in the Championship takes place at St. Andrews as Birmingham City host Brentford.

The hosts returned from lockdown over the summer in dire straits, failing to win any of their nine matches after the hiatus with three draws and six defeats. No side in the division had a worse record over the same period. 

 

Out went Pep Clotet in the Birmingham dugout and in comes former Middlesbrough coach Aitor Karanka, who hasn’t got off to a great start with the Blues losing 1-0 at home to Cambridge in the League Cup last time out. They’ll also have to navigate this season without wonderkid Jude Bellingham, sold to Borussia Dortmund for a record fee for a 17-year-old. 

 

Brentford come into this opener looking to dust themselves down and bounce back from the play-off final defeat in early August, losing to Fulham after extra time after missing two opportunities to move into the top two at the end of the regular league campaign.

 

They’ll have to do it without their top scorer from last season, Ollie Watkins, who finished as the second tier’s joint top scorer with 26 goals - he’s just signed for Aston Villa. However, for now, they still boast talented attackers Bryan Mbuemo and Said Benrahma, while they’ve retained the same backline that conceded the fewest goals and kept the most clean sheets behind champions Leeds last term.

 

Paddy Power back Brentford’s summer recruit Ivan Toney - effectively Watkins’ replacement -  as the most likely goalscorer here. The Newcastle United academy graduate scored 23 goals for Peterborough last season. He’s priced at 10/3 to score first and 5/4 to score anytime. 

 

We recommend backing Brentford to start their season with a win here, given Birmingham’s post-lockdown form. Brentford were also adept at keeping clean sheets last season, only champions Leeds kept more.

 

You can boost your odds on a Brentford win by also backing them to keep a clean sheet. Betfair Sportsbook price a Brentford win to nil at 11/5.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Brentford to win to nil - 11/5 (Betfair Sportsbook)

Simulation

Brentford vs Birmingham City

There is a 34.1% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Brentford, at 46.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Birmingham City who have just a 19.3% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Brentford 1.0 to Birmingham City 0.5.
In simulation wins, Birmingham City upsets Brentford by averaging 6.3 shots and 2.3 shots on goal.
They average 1.5 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 1
  • St. Andrew´s Stadium
  • Tony Harrington
  • 12 Sep, 12:30

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Reading 3 3 0 0 6 1 5 9
2 Swansea City 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 7
3 Watford 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7
4 Blackburn Rovers 3 2 0 1 11 3 8 6
5 Bristol City 2 2 0 0 4 1 3 6
6 Luton Town 3 2 0 1 3 2 1 6
7 Millwall 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5
8 Birmingham City 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5
9 Brentford 3 1 1 1 4 2 2 4
10 Norwich City 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
11 Queens Park Rangers 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 4
12 AFC Bournemouth 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
13 Coventry City 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
14 Rotherham United 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
15 Stoke City 3 1 1 1 1 2 -1 4
16 Cardiff City 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3
17 Huddersfield Town 3 1 0 2 1 4 -3 3
18 Middlesbrough 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
19 Preston North End 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1
20 Barnsley 3 0 1 2 0 3 -3 1
21 Nottingham Forest 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5 0
22 Derby County 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 -8
England - Premier League
Qualification for Championship play-offs
England - League 1

Birmingham City

Brentford

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  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 5
  • 8
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 9
  • Away Record
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 8
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 9
  • Home Record
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
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  • 1
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 9
  • Home
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  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
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  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
  • Average Goal For
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • -1
  • 2
  • Goal Against
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
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  • 2
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Recent Head-to-Head Results

12-Sep-2020
Birmingham City 1-0 Brentford
15-Feb-2020
Birmingham City 1-1 Brentford
03-Aug-2019
Brentford 0-1 Birmingham City
29-Dec-2018
Birmingham City 0-0 Brentford
02-Oct-2018
Brentford 1-1 Birmingham City
20-Feb-2018
Brentford 5-0 Birmingham City
01-Nov-2017
Birmingham City 0-2 Brentford
02-Jan-2017
Birmingham City 1-3 Brentford
26-Nov-2016
Brentford 1-2 Birmingham City
02-Jan-2016
Birmingham City 2-1 Brentford
29-Sep-2015
Brentford 0-2 Birmingham City
28-Feb-2015
Birmingham City 1-0 Brentford
23-Aug-2014
Brentford 1-1 Birmingham City

Birmingham City Last 5 Games

26/09/2020
Birmingham City 1-1 Rotherham United
D
19/09/2020
Swansea City 0-0 Birmingham City
D
12/09/2020
Birmingham City 1-0 Brentford
W
05/09/2020
Birmingham City 0-1 Cambridge United
L
01/09/2020
Birmingham City 3-0 Walsall
W

Brentford Last 5 Games

26/09/2020
Millwall 1-1 Brentford
D
22/09/2020
West Bromwich Albion 4-5 Brentford
W
19/09/2020
Brentford 3-0 Huddersfield Town
W
16/09/2020
Southampton 0-2 Brentford
W
12/09/2020
Birmingham City 1-0 Brentford
L

Lineups

Birmingham City
(4-4-2)
Brentford
(4-4-2)
  • 38. Z. Jeacock

  • 5. G. Friend

  • 2. M. Colin

  • 12. H. Dean

  • 3. K. Pedersen Yellow Card

  • 23. Jon Toral

    67'
  • 8. A. Clayton Yellow Card

  • 17. Iván Sánchez

    74'
  • 34. I. Šunjić Yellow Card

  • 11. Jérémie Bela Goal

  • 10. L. Jutkiewicz

    90'

Substitutes

  • 30. N. Etheridge

  • 0. J. Cogley

  • 4. M. Roberts

  • 6. M. Kieftenbeld

  • 20. G. Gardner

    90'
  • 7. D. Crowley

    67'
  • 40. A. George

    74'
  • 28. L. Daniels

  • 3. R. Henry

  • 22. H. Dalsgaard

  • 18. P. Jansson

  • 5. E. Pinnock

  • 7. Sergi Canós

    72'
  • 6. C. Nørgaard Yellow Card

  • 8. M. Jensen

    8'
  • 19. B. Mbeumo

  • 17. I. Toney

  • 14. J. Dasilva

Substitutes

  • 25. E. Balcombe

  • 2. D. Thompson

  • 4. C. Goode

  • 9. E. Marcondes

    8' 78'
  • 24. T. Fosu

    78'
  • 31. J. Žambůrek

  • 15. M. Forss

    72'

Live Match Stats

Birmingham City Birmingham City
Brentford Brentford
6
Corners
3
3
Shots On Target
4
40
Possession
60
3
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
8
Shots Off Target
10
104
Attacks
130
43
Dangerous
47

Statistics

Birmingham City Birmingham City
Brentford Brentford
3
Games Played
3

Results

Birmingham City Birmingham City
Brentford Brentford
1
Wins
1
2
Draws
1
0
Lossed
1

Goal Scoring

Birmingham City Birmingham City
Brentford Brentford
2
Goals Scored
4
0.67
Average Goals Per Game
1.33
0
More > 2.5 Goals
0
0
More > 3 Goals
0
0
Won More > 1 Goal
1

Other

Birmingham City Birmingham City
Brentford Brentford
1
Goals Conceded
2
1
Did Not Score
1
0
Both Teams Scored
0
2
Clean Sheets
1
1
Won Without Conceding
1

Birmingham City v Brentford

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    Birmingham City 1 - 0 Brentford - Match Report

    Date published: 9/14/2020 10:42:41 AM

    Birmingham end long wait for victory by beating Brentford on opening day

    Birmingham won for the first time in 17 games as Sky Bet Championship play-off finalists Brentford’s hangover continued into the new season with a 1-0 defeat at St Andrew’s.

    Jeremie Bela scored the 37th-minute goal that gave Blues their first win since February – and three points for new head coach Aitor Karanka – but they were equally thankful to debutant goalkeeper Zach Jeacock.

    The 19-year-old Brummie – who kept £2million new signing Neil Etheridge on the bench – made a stunning double save in the second half, while Brentford hit the woodwork twice.

    Blues started far better than in last week’s Carabao Cup defeat to Cambridge and created the first chance.

    Bela cut in from the left and rifled in a fierce drive that was superbly tipped around the post by goalkeeper Luke Daniels.

    Brentford were forced into an early substitution after just eight minutes when midfielder Mathias Jensen limped off injured, replaced by Emiliano Marcondes.

    The visitors’ first opening came soon after, however, when £5m striker Ivan Toney unleashed a firm angled drive that flew straight at Jeacock at the near post.

    Brentford wasted an excellent chance when Sergi Canos evaded Maxime Colin’s flying challenge to cut the ball back only for Bryan Mbeumo to scuff his effort straight at Jeacock from close range.

    The Bees went closer when Josh Dasilva’s low drive from the edge of the box bounced off the inside of the post and away.

    Blues hit back and Jon Toral was put in the clear by Lukas Jutkiewicz’s header, but the ball bounced too high as he attempted to volley and Pontus Jansson blocked his attempt.

    The hosts scored when the unmarked Bela ghosted in to head home at the near post from Ivan Sanchez’s corner for his first Sky Bet Championship goal of 2020.

    Blues’ former Brentford connection conjured up a chance which saw them go close to doubling their lead early in the second half.

    Colin produced a brilliant cross and captain Harlee Dean got ahead of his marker to plant a flying header just wide.

    Brentford went desperately close to equalising either side of the hour.

    They hit the woodwork again when Canos’ overhead kick crashed off the underside of the bar and into Jeacock’s arms after the unmarked Ethan Pinnock headed Marcondes’ free-kick across goal.

    They were denied again with Marcondes the guilty party – unmarked for a stooping header palmed away by Jeacock, who foiled him again by blocking the follow-up shot.

    Brentford found a way through when Dasilva released Mbeumo inside Kristian Pedersen, but the forward fired a tight-angled effort across goal and just wide.

    The Bees missed another chance when captain Jansson headed wide from a corner, but Blues held on for a first victory since winning 1-0 at Barnsley on February 11.

    Lineups

    Brentford

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 28. L. Daniels

    • 3. R. Henry

    • 22. H. Dalsgaard

    • 18. P. Jansson

    • 5. E. Pinnock

    • 7. Sergi Canós

      72'
    • 6. C. Nørgaard Yellow Card

    • 8. M. Jensen

      8'
    • 19. B. Mbeumo

    • 17. I. Toney

    • 14. J. Dasilva

    Substitutes

    • 25. E. Balcombe

    • 2. D. Thompson

    • 4. C. Goode

    • 9. E. Marcondes

      8' 78'
    • 24. T. Fosu

      78'
    • 31. J. Žambůrek

    • 15. M. Forss

      72'