Birmingham vs Wolves predictions for this Monday’s West Midlands derby in the Championship at St Andrews. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
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Ivan Cavaleiro To Score Anytime
Reason For Birmingham vs Wolverhampton Betting Tips
Rarely have Wolves gone into a West Midlands derby clash at St Andrews as such overpowering favorites however they certainly legitimize that status at this moment. Blues are as yet attempting to get much going in the final third while Wolves are essentially scoring for no particular reason at the present time and it’s hard to look past the guests racking up another win here.
This game sees the division’s most astounding and least scoring sides meet. Inconceivably Wolves have scored 40 goals this season in the Championship at an average of 2.11 goals for each game, whereas Birmingham have managed only 10 at a rate of 0.53 for each game. Immediately that is a massive contrast between these sides that makes the guests look intensely hot favorites.
On the off chance that anything Wolves have been showing signs of improvement too as of late, which is a foreboding sign for whatever remains of the league. Nuno’s men have scored 9 times in their last 2 matches, destroying Leeds and Bolton at Molineux. It’s not exactly at home they’ve been doing the business however, with a 67% away win percentage and 5 straight league wins overall heading into this. They just surrendered twice in those matches so their resistance has been making a decent showing with regards to as well and they’ve let in only 0.78 goals for each game away, which is phenomenal.
With Birmingham having failed to score in 53% of their league games this season, it’d be nothing unexpected to see them battle to discover a breakthrough. They have gotten a couple of home outcomes under Steve Cotterill to keep them only outside of the relegation zone. However the jury is still out, with the previous Bristol City supervisor having failed to discover the answer for his side’s lack of goals.
They have still lost 4 of their last 8 aggressive home games however so St Andrews is in no way, shape or form a stronghold. The latest three defeats have all been by a two goal margin. Given 7 of Wolves’ last 8 Championship wins have been by at least two goals, including all of their last five, going for Wolves – 1 Handicap hopes to offer real value.
Regarding a goalscorer wager, you can pick any of Wolves’ front three and stand a decent chance of cashing in. However the best value may lie with Ivan Cavaleiro, who is available at considerably longer chances than Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota yet is the main individual from Wolves’ attacking trio to have scored in all of their last three games. His brace against Bolton last time out moved him onto six Championship goals this term and backing Ivan Cavaleiro to score anytime looks a decent yell here.
3 of the last 4 derbies amongst Wolves and Birmingham have been won by the side playing away. Wolves have won on 3 of their last 4 visits to St Andrews.
Birmingham versus Wolverhampton Stats
Wolves’ most basic away scoreline this term in the league is a 2-0 win (33% of their away fixtures). Birmingham have lost 42% of their league games this term to nil.
Birmingham Team News
Birmingham are probably going to be unchanged having gotten a decent point at Bramall Lane last time out. Guardian David Stockdale is back from damage now however Blues are as yet missing Maxime Colin, Isaac Vassell and Carl Jenkinson.
Wolverhampton Team News
Wolves’ record marking Ruben Neves is suspended for this one. Nonetheless, the guests have no significant damage concerns. Helder Costa will again have to make due with a place on the seat with the front three all terminating.