Birmingham vs Brighton – England Championship Match Preview, Predictions & Betting TipsThis weekend’s best game in the English Championship is, without a doubt, the one between Birmingham and Brighton. The home team is clearly challenging for a playoff spot this season, while the visitors have already escaped the pack and are just 1 point behind leaders Newcastle, and 8 above 3rd place. Can the hosts win all three points Saturday evening, or will Brighton prove too strong?
Birmingham vs Brighton – 17/12/2016
Betting Odds At Best Bookmakers
FT Result: Birmingham 3.90 or 29/10 Draw 3.30 or 23/10 Brighton 2.15 or 23/20
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.30 or 13/10 Under 1.60 or 3/5
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.00 or 1/1 No 1.72 or 8/11Strangely enough for a team so high up in the standings, Birmingham actually has a negative goal difference, 26-27. This is mainly because they usually win narrowly, 1-0 or 2-1 being their favorite scorelines, while they also have the habit of completely melting in some games and losing 0-3 or 0-4. Their home form is one of the better ones out there, with 10 points in the last 5 games, and we can guess that they will at least give Brighton a good run for their money. A win could see them climb as high as 3rd place, if other results go their way. Meanwhile, Brighton’s recent form is impressive. Their last league defeat happened as late as September, and they’ve won 4 of their last 5 away games. It’s very easy to jump on the Brighton bandwagon and praise the team, but they do have to put up a good performance to win in Birmingham. Thankfully for them, they do have the best defense in the league, with only 13 goals conceded – so if they manage to score, they should be fine.