BIRMINGHAM CITY vs Aston Villa: Best Bets

BCFC – 33/20

Draw – 9/4

Aston Villa – 33/20

The big one is here. The Second City derby takes place on Sunday afternoon and Blues fans will be hoping that a first league win over Aston Villa since 2005 could be on the cards.

On current form, Birmingham (33/20) must stand a decent chance of beating their fierce rivals.

This game means more to BCFC supporters than any other – St Andrew’s will be rocking if the Blues can get the job done on Sunday.

 

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Garry Monk will have his side fired up for this one; 21/20 for Birmingham to score in the first half could turn out to be a huge price.

Che Adams has failed to score in his last two Championship matches but he relishes the big stage and this could be his time to shine

 The BCFC forward is a solid pick at 33/20 to get his name on the scoresheet and Birmingham fans will hope that he can make the difference.

Aston Villa are winless in their last five league games and 12/25 for Blues to win OR draw is appealing with that record in mind.

Sports betting odds with 888sport cannot split the two teams this weekend and it could be another topsy-turvy Second City derby encounter.

The 29/20 for Blues to score two or more goals on Sunday is well worth considering.

Villa have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 matches in all competitions and a high-scoring contest looks likely. This is going to go right down to the wire.

33/20 is a decent price for Birmingham to claim three points given their St Andrew’s form this season. Monk knows how much this means to Blues fans and he will have a plan to combat Villa’s attacking threat.

Only time will tell but BCFC have what it takes to snap that long run without a Second City derby win.

Prediction: Birmingham 2-1 Aston Villa (17/2)

Bet of the day: Birmingham to score in the first half (21/20)

Outside punt: Birmingham half-time, Birmingham full-time (10/3)

 

*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*

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