BIRMINGHAM CITY vs Derby County: Best Bets
BCFC – 33/20
Draw – 9/4
Derby – 33/20
Birmingham City will be quietly confident of claiming three points when they take on visiting Derby County on Good Friday.
The Blues, priced at 33/20 with 888sport, are on a three-game unbeaten run and the St Andrew’s faithful will be hoping for a positive result.
Garry Monk’s side were left to rue a handful of missed chances last weekend – the Blues were pegged back by Ipswich Town after taking a slender lead into half-time.
A win for Birmingham should be enough to cement their Championship status for the 2019/20 campaign.
The first goal of the game could be decisive in this fixture. Derby have won four of the last five meetings between the teams but an early Blues goal could set the tone.
23/20 for Birmingham to score in the first half represents decent value. Monk will have his team fired up and ready to send out a statement of intent.
Lukas Jutkiewicz scored only his second goal since the start of December in that draw at Portman Road – the Blues striker will be hoping to end the season on a high.
Punters can back Jutkiewicz at 23/10 to get his name on the scoresheet on Friday afternoon. With Derby perhaps focusing more on Che Adams, Jutkiewicz could prosper in attack.
Frank Lampard will be demanding another strong showing from his side after their 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers last weekend. Like BCFC, Derby are 33/20 to claim three points.
The Rams are eighth in the table and 888sport punters may fancy Derby in Championship betting odds to make the playoffs. It is going to go right down to the wire…
However, Birmingham may prove too strong for Lampard’s side. 9/1 for the hosts to edge past their opponents with a 2-1 score line is well worth considering.
Our bet of the day is for both teams to score at 5/6 though. Expect another topsy-turvy encounter in what has been a roller-coaster campaign for Birmingham City.
Prediction: Birmingham 2-1 Derby County (9/1)
Bet of the day: Both teams to score (5/6)
Outside punt: Draw/Birmingham HT/FT result (27/5)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*