Birmingham – Hull City FREE PICKS
Birmingham City and Hull City meet at St. Andrew’s Stadium, in a match for the 38th day of the Championship. Hull City won at home (6-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09-30-2017. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the away team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In spite of being a match between ºº and 17º of the table, in fact it is a confrontation between the 20º classified in parties in house and the 22º as visitor.
The home team is currently in the ª position, without any points conquered, after 8 wins, 6 draws and 23 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Middlesbrough, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Cardiff City, by (3-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last games he scored 11 goals and suffered 21 at home, against 14 scored and 36 suffered as a visitor. In their last 10 home matches for the championship Birmingham City won 3 and lost 7, so they won 9 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 18 matches). Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 13 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 23 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Birmingham arrives at this game unmotivated, after a foreign snub, by 3-2, in the visit to Cardiff’s field. The home team usually acts in a 4-4-2, privileging a style of game of constant transitions, trying to take advantage of some error of the opponent. The two arrows pointing to the opponent’s goal will be Gallagher and Jutkiewicz, being the player responsible for defining and leading the attacks of his team is the English Gardner. It is possible that Maghoma, Kieftenbeld, Gardner and Jota act in the most central area of the terrain. The local coach will not be able to count on Isaac Vassell, for being injured.
After 9 wins, 12 draws and 16 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 39 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Ipswich Town by (0-3), after in the previous match they have won at home, in a match against Norwich City, by (4-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 14 points in away matches and 25 at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 27 conceded in away matches, against 37 goals scored and 29 conceded at home. In the last 10 away league matches Hull City has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 17 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 18 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Hull City enter this round motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-3, in the visit to the Ipswich arena: Henriksen, Wilson and Bowen scored the goals of the victory. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. In this tactical scheme, the three most advanced players are Wilson, Campbell and Bowen. To point out that one of the main qualities of Hull is how they manage to react to a disadvantage on the scoreboard. The coach of Hull can not count on Stephen Kingsley and Moses Odubajo, for being injured.
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