STAR PREVIEW: Birmingham City v Hull City
[dropcap]I[/dropcap] could have had 20 guesses and still not got last night’s Premier League correct permutation of results correct. What a life to be a Leicester City supporter / backer and see everything fall your way without even kicking a ball.
Championship action tonight with Birmingham taking on Hull – with big consequences for both sides. Birmingham have the chance to get within a point of the play-off zone and Hull will go to the top of the table by two points if they can take all three points.
Hull have a good recent record over Birmingham and they won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in October.
Both sides have been good at keeping clean sheets recently – Hull held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at tbe Emirates in the FA Cup and will meet again in the replay next week.
The hosts recent form isn’t as strong with defeats against Sheffield Wednesday and QPR amongst their last four games.
Birmingham are also faring worse with the team news and injury lists. They could be without striker James Vaughan (calf) and midfielder Stephen Gleeson (illness). This adds to manager Gary Rowett’s concerns with striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen also out with a quad injury.
In contrast, Hull’s manager Steve Bruce has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Birmingham City v Hull City
19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Oct 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Hull 2-0 Birmingham
Mar 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Hull 5-2 Birmingham
Nov 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 2-3 Hull
Feb 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 0-0 Hull
Dec 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Hull 2-1 Birmingham
Apr 2010 PREMIER Birmingham 0-0 Hull
Sep 2009 PREMIER Hull 0-1 Birmingham
Feb 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP Hull 2-0 Birmingham
Sep 2006 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 2-1 Hull
Mar 1995 LEAGUE DIV 2 Hull 0-0 Birmingham
11/10 Hull is short enough so I’ll take a chance that they can get going early and will back them to be in front at HT and FT at around 9/4 with Star Sports.
RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)
BACK HULL/HULL on the HT/FT market for 8 points at around 9/4 with Star Sports
Wednesday: -8.00 points (no bet Tuesday)