BIRMINGHAM CITY vs Stoke City: Best Bets
Blues – 9/5
Draw – 21/10
Stoke – 8/5
Who saw that coming? Oh yeah, we did. Birmingham were rampant against Wigan Athletic on December 23rd – putting three goals past the Latics in a superb away performance.
The Blues will be looking to follow up with a home win over Stoke City on Boxing Day…
Garry Monk’s side are 9/5 to claim three points against the Potters and Blues fans will be quietly confident of notching another home triumph.
Birmingham have lost just one of their last 16 league games at St Andrew’s and it would be foolish to back against the hosts here.
As tipped in our Wigan Athletic preview, Che Adams got his name on the scoreboard with his 11th goal of the Championship campaign.
Now leading the way as Birmingham’s top goal scorer this season, Adams is 9/4 to add another to his tally.
The Blues have been one of the most consistent teams in the Championship going forward; Birmingham have scored 35 goals in 23 second tier games.
A win here will keep Monk’s men above Stoke and the Blues could finish Boxing Day as high as seventh in the table.
Expecting the Potters to roll over would be foolish – Stoke will give a decent account in this clash.
Gary Rowett’s side have been in decent form as of late and a goal in both halves at 17/20 is well worth considering.
7/4 for Birmingham to score over 1.5 goals this weekend and plenty of punters will be keen to back the Blues at that price.
The selection has landed in eight of Birmingham’s last 10 league fixtures in 2018/19.
888sport customers will fancy the Blues at 9/5 to secure yet another home win. However, siding with the 7/4 for over 1.5 home goals may be the best bet.
Monk’s men are firing on all cylinders right now and it would take a brave man to write Birmingham off.
Prediction: Birmingham 2-1 Stoke (8/1)
Bet of the day: Over 1.5 Blues goals (7/4)
Outside punt: Birmingham to score in both halves (10/3)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*