Birmingham vs Watford prediction 16.08.2022

Birmingham City

Birmingham City

1 : 1

Watford

Watford

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  • Date:16/08/2022
  • Competition: Championship
  • KO: 20:45 CET
  • Venue: St Andrew's Stadium (Birmingham)

Unbeaten Watford travels north on Tuesday to take on Birmingham at St Andrew´s Stadium, with the away side looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the new Championship season.

Looking to bounce back to the PL at the first attempt, The Hornets have taken 7 points from their opening 3 fixtures with 2 home wins against potential promotion rivals Sheffield United and Burnley sandwiching an away draw at WBA.

The Blues have enjoyed a less auspicious start to the season, winning just 1 of their opening 4 matches, including a League Cup exit at the hands of Norwich.

In this competition, Birmingham have taken 4 points with 1 win and 1 draw from their first 3 fixtures, including a 2:1 home victory against Huddersfield however, they slipped to a narrow 1:0 loss at Cardiff last time out. 

Birmingham vs Watford Betting Tips: Watford to Win

Watford certainly have one of the strong squads in this division, and they also boast a strong h2h record against the home side. Since 2013, Watford have won 7 of their last 8 matches against Birmingham, including a 1:0 win at this venue at the end of 2020.

The hosts ended their season with 5 defeats in their last 10 at home, and while they did win their most recent league outing at St Andrew´s, Watford have the quality to return home with 3 points in the bag.

Available at 2.1 odds against (at the time of writing), Watford´s strong record at this venue should give them plenty of confidence in what looks likely to be a low-scoring contest, with the visitors seeing only 4 goals in their first 3 fixtures.

With plenty of attacking quality, we´re backing Rob Edwards's side to pick up the points in what should prove a hard-fought and tight Championship contest.

Birmingham City vs Watford Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Birmingham City

    1 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

  2. Watford

    3 : 0

    Birmingham City

    Championship

  3. Birmingham City

    0 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

  4. Watford

    1 : 0

    Birmingham City

    Championship

  5. Birmingham City

    2 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

Birmingham City

Birmingham Team News

John Eustace is expected to stick with a similar lineup to that which started the loss at Cardiff with no injury or suspension issues to contend with.

Last matches of Birmingham City

  1. Sheffield United

    1 : 1

    Birmingham City

    Championship

  2. Birmingham City

    0 : 0

    Coventry City

    Championship

  3. West Bromwich Albion

    2 : 3

    Birmingham City

    Championship

  4. Birmingham City

    0 : 0

    Swansea City

    Championship

  5. Preston North End

    0 : 1

    Birmingham City

    Championship

Birmingham City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 21

    John Ruddy

Defenders

  • 2

    Maxime Colin

  • 28

    Dion Sanderson

  • 5

    Auston Trusty

Midfielders

  • 48

    Josh Williams

  • 7

    Juninho Bacuna

  • 19

    Jordan James

  • 35

    George Hall

  • 17

    Przemysław Płacheta

Forwards

  • 9

    Scott Hogan

  • 8

    Troy Deeney

Watford

Watford Team News

Rob Edwards has a few selections headaches with Hassane Kamara suspended, while Tom Dele-Bashiru and Imran Louza remain long-term injury absentees.

Elsewhere, Samuel Kalu is also ruled out with a hamstring problem, while Edward's squad has been lightened by two with the departures of Emmanuel Dennis and centre-back Samir.

Last matches of Watford

  1. Stoke City

    0 : 4

    Watford

    Championship

  2. Watford

    2 : 2

    Sunderland

    Championship

  3. Blackburn Rovers

    2 : 0

    Watford

    Championship

  4. Watford

    0 : 0

    Reading

    Championship

  5. Rotherham United

    1 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

Watford lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Daniel Bachmann

Defenders

  • 27

    Christian Kabasele

  • 31

    Francisco Sierralta

  • 15

    Craig Cathcart

Midfielders

  • 3

    Mario Gaspar

  • 39

    Edo Kayembe

  • 4

    Hamza Choudhury

  • 12

    Ken Sema

Forwards

  • 18

    Yaser Asprilla

  • 19

    Vakoun Issouf Bayo

  • 10

    João Pedro

Key Facts Birmingham vs Watford

  • Watford have won 7 of their last 8 matches against Birmingham, including 3 of the last 4 at St Andrew´s
  • Birmingham have lost 5 of their last 11 home Championship matches
  • Watford won 1.0 when these sides last met at this venue in 2020

Main prediction Birmingham City - Watford

Watford to win

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49% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Birmingham City & Watford current standing in Championship

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Sheffield United 11 7 3 1 20 - 6 +14 24
2 Norwich City 11 7 2 2 17 - 9 +8 23
3 Reading 11 7 0 4 13 - 15 -2 21
4 Burnley 11 4 6 1 18 - 11 +7 18
5 Queens Park Rangers 11 5 3 3 16 - 12 +4 18
6 Blackburn Rovers 11 6 0 5 13 - 14 -1 18
7 Watford 11 4 5 2 15 - 11 +4 17
8 Sunderland 11 4 4 3 16 - 11 +5 16
9 Luton Town 11 4 4 3 13 - 10 +3 16
10 Wigan Athletic 10 4 4 2 11 - 11 0 16
11 Swansea City 11 4 3 4 13 - 14 -1 15
12 Rotherham United 10 3 5 2 12 - 8 +4 14
13 Bristol City 11 4 2 5 20 - 18 +2 14
14 Preston North End 11 2 7 2 3 - 4 -1 13
15 Birmingham City 11 3 4 4 9 - 11 -2 13
16 Millwall 11 4 1 6 12 - 16 -4 13
17 Stoke City 11 3 3 5 11 - 15 -4 12
18 Cardiff City 11 3 3 5 8 - 12 -4 12
19 Blackpool 11 3 2 6 10 - 16 -6 11
20 Hull City 11 3 2 6 11 - 23 -12 11
21 West Bromwich Albion 11 1 7 3 17 - 17 0 10
22 Middlesbrough 11 2 4 5 13 - 16 -3 10
23 Huddersfield Town 10 2 1 7 10 - 16 -6 7
24 Coventry City 8 1 3 4 8 - 13 -5 6

Birmingham vs Watford- FAQ

? Birmingham Player to Watch
Troy Deeney - The former Watford forward will be determined to impress against his last employers. Deeney spent 11 years at Vicarage Road before his move to Birmingham in 2021.
? Watford Player to Watch
Hamza Choudhury - The recently acquired former Leicester midfielder should offer plenty of quality at this level.
? Where to watch?
This Championship play-off match can be viewed live on Sky Sports Football.