Birmingham City vs Cardiff City Match Analysis & Prediction
14/02/2023 10:45 pm
Birmingham City will be seeking to record a third straight victory when they host Cardiff City at St Andrew’s Stadium on Tuesday night in the Championship.
The Blues came out on top in a West Midlands derby against West Bromwich Albion on Friday, while Cardiff’s poor form continued with a defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Birmingham completed the double over West Brom for the first time since the 1998-99 campaign after beating the Baggies 2-0, a result which continued the team’s upturn in form.
That win on home soil has lifted John Eustace’s side up to 17th in the Championship standings, nine points ahead of the relegation zone and now just eight from the playoff spots.
Those gaps from the bottom three and top six suggest a quiet end to the campaign for Birmingham. However, Blues faithful will know that is never the case, with a fixture against struggling Cardiff at home the type of game to trip Eustace’s side up this season.
Cardiff’s disappointing form since the World Cup break continued on Saturday as they fell to a fourth successive defeat in the Championship at the hands of promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side are hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference heading into the contest, sitting 21st in the standings with just 29 points from 31 matches.
The Bluebirds fans have to go back to Bonfire night for their last victory in the Championship, with youngster Mark Harris the matchwinner at the Stadium of Light on that particular occasion.
Birmingham City vs. Cardiff City Head to head
In the 49 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Birmingham have claimed 15 victories while Cardiff have won 21, and they have drawn in 13. Cardiff have scored 64 goals and conceded 53 in the process.
16/12/2020Cardiff City3Birmingham City2Championship
01/05/2021Birmingham City0Cardiff City4Championship
11/12/2021Birmingham City2Cardiff City2Championship
30/04/2022Cradiff City1Birmingham City1Championship
13/08/2022Cardiff City1Birmingham City0Championship
Birmingham City Team News
Birmingham’s Troy Deeney, Harlee Dean and George Hall all made their returns to action in the victory over West Brom, with the former expected to rival Lukas Jutkiewicz and Scott Hogan for a spot in attack.
Reda Khadra missed the aforementioned game with a slight hamstring issue, but Eustace is hopeful the German will be back for Tuesday’s contest.
Birmingham City's Last 5 Matches
21/01/2023Birmingham City1Preston North End2Championship
28/01/2023Blackburn Rovers2Birmingham City2FA Cup
31/01/2023Birmingham City0Blackburn Rovers1(E)FA Cup
04/02/2023Swansea City3Birmingham City4Championship
10/02/2023Birmingham City2West Bromwich Albion0Championship
Cardiff City Team News
Cardiff have suffered without full-back Jamilu Collins since he sustained a cruciate lgament injury against West Brom back in August.
Ebou Adams’ Cardiff career is yet to take off, with the midfielder having not featured for the Bluebirds all season due to a leg injury. The 27-year-old is set to be back later this month.
Cardiff City's Last 5 Matches
18/01/2023Leeds United5Cardiff City2FA Cup
31/01/2023Luton Town1Cardiff City0Championship
04/02/2023Hull City1Cardiff City0Championship
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