Birmingham City vs Stoke City match preview

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: St. Andrew's Stadium (30009 seats)

Season ticket holders at St. Andrew's Stadium haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Birmingham City languishing in the 21st position so far. The guesting Stoke City will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Birmingham City have the most conceded goals (32) at home in Championship
  • Stoke City have the most clean sheets (11) away in Championship

Birmingham City have less rest than Stoke City in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Championship game only four days ago. That game was an away game at Brentford, so at least Birmingham are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

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Birmingham City form and stats

With 5 Championship wins, 3 draws and 12 defeats from their home games, Birmingham City, who have the most conceded goals (32) at home in Championship, are certainly not brimming with confidence. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Birmingham after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Birmingham City are confident in defense, having played 190 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Birmingham drew their last game, 0-0 away at Brentford (placed 3rd). Ahead of that match, Birmingham City won a home game hosting Swansea City (1-0).

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Birmingham here at St. Andrew's Stadium in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (15 from 20 games). Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 32 goals have been conceded.

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Stoke City form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the most clean sheets (11) away in Championship, on their Championship travels is 5 wins, 9 draws and 6 defeats.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Championship home defeat versus Millwall with 1-2 on the scoreboard. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Bristol City at their stadium, the result 2-0.

The visitors have scored 18 goals from 20 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 21 goals have been conceded by Stoke in these games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Stoke City - Birmingham 1-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Birmingham five wins, three draws and Stoke City two victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Stoke CityN. Powell
N. Powell
12 goals
Stoke CityS. Fletcher
S. Fletcher
9 goals
Birmingham CityS. Hogan
S. Hogan
7 goals

Birmingham City missing players

Stoke City missing players

Birmingham City Stoke City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
40 20 6 Played P 7 20 40
10 5 1 Won W 1 5 14
12 3 1 Drew D 6 9 13
18 12 4 Lost L 0 6 13
29 15 3 Scored S 6 18 45
50 32 10 Conceded C 5 21 44
82% 95% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 57% 70% 82%
55% 65% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 43% 60% 62%
38% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 14% 30% 38%
15% 20% 17% Over 3.5 O 3.5 14% 15% 18%
8% 5% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 14% 15% 15%
42% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 43% 30% 40%
30% 15% 17% Clean Sheets C S 57% 55% 48%
45% 40% 67% Failed to Score F T 43% 45% 30%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.9 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.6 1.8 1.7
4 1 0 Red cards R C 2 2 3
 
9.6 9.6 8.5 Shots (avg) S ( 9.4 9.6 10.2
2.5 2.4 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.1 2.4 2.9
29% 31% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 38% 38%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Birmingham City have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • Birmingham City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Birmingham City have the most conceded goals (32) at home in Championship
  • Birmingham City have the the worst goal difference (-17) at home in Championship
  • Stoke City have the most clean sheets (11) away in Championship

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 40 26 9 5 64 28 20 13 6 1 34 10 20 13 3 4 30 18 36 87
2 Watford 40 23 10 7 57 27 20 16 2 2 39 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 30 79
3 Brentford 39 19 13 7 66 40 19 10 7 2 35 19 20 9 6 5 31 21 26 70
4 Swansea City 39 20 9 10 45 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 19 9 4 6 22 19 14 69
5 Barnsley 40 20 8 12 52 44 20 10 5 5 25 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 8 68
6 Reading 40 19 9 12 56 43 20 12 1 7 32 22 20 7 8 5 24 21 13 66
7 AFC Bournemouth 39 18 11 10 60 38 20 12 3 5 36 20 19 6 8 5 24 18 22 65
8 Cardiff City 40 16 10 14 55 43 20 7 4 9 32 22 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 58
9 Millwall 40 14 16 10 41 37 20 6 10 4 19 16 20 8 6 6 22 21 4 58
10 Middlesbrough 40 16 9 15 48 43 20 10 4 6 26 19 20 6 5 9 22 24 5 57
11 Stoke City 40 14 13 13 45 44 20 9 4 7 27 23 20 5 9 6 18 21 1 55
12 Queens Park Rangers 39 14 11 14 43 46 20 9 4 7 24 22 19 5 7 7 19 24 -3 53
13 Luton Town 39 14 8 17 32 45 19 7 6 6 23 22 20 7 2 11 9 23 -13 50
14 Bristol City 40 15 4 21 40 55 20 7 2 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 49
15 Nottingham Forest 40 12 12 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 20 6 5 9 15 20 -5 48
16 Preston North End 40 14 6 20 41 50 20 5 5 10 16 19 20 9 1 10 25 31 -9 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 40 12 10 18 50 45 20 6 7 7 25 23 20 6 3 11 25 22 5 46
18 Derby County 40 11 10 19 30 45 20 6 6 8 16 20 20 5 4 11 14 25 -15 43
19 Huddersfield Town 39 11 10 18 42 60 19 8 5 6 26 19 20 3 5 12 16 41 -18 43
20 Coventry City 39 10 12 17 35 52 20 8 7 5 22 20 19 2 5 12 13 32 -17 42
21 Birmingham City 40 10 12 18 29 50 20 5 3 12 15 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -21 42
22 Rotherham United 36 10 5 21 38 51 18 4 3 11 21 29 18 6 2 10 17 22 -13 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 39 11 8 20 33 48 19 7 6 6 20 14 20 4 2 14 13 34 -15 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 40 8 9 23 29 61 20 5 5 10 13 24 20 3 4 13 16 37 -32 33

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.