Tuesday’s EFL Championship matchup at Turf Moor will feature Burnley taking on Birmingham City. As the second half of the season approaches, the home team, which has had an excellent campaign, will consider themselves to be favorites for promotion.
In their most recent league match, they came from behind to defeat Middlesbrough 3-1 thanks to a quick double from Manuel Benson and an own goal midway through the second half. With 47 points from 23 games, Burnley is leading the league. They will now attempt to maintain their dominance over the competition and extend their winning streak.
Birmingham City has had blended results this season however stays on the chase after the season finisher spots. They defeated Reading 3-2 last time out thanks to goals in the first half from Tahith Chong and team captain Troy Deeney, and their opponents scored two late consolation goals. The visitors are currently ninth in the Championship standings with 32 points from 23 games this season. They will try to improve on their most recent accomplishments and maintain their ascent to the top.
The Clarets’ most recent outcome finished a four-game series of wins and they are not set in stone to return quickly here. They will be optimistic about their chances ahead of the midweek match because they have won their last seven games at home. The most recent result brought an end to Birmingham’s three-game winless streak, and they will try to build on that. However, they have struggled recently away from home and may lose here.
Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Birmingham City
98 meetings have taken place between Birmingham and Burnley. While the visitors have won 32 times, the hosts have won 44 of those games. The two teams have played 22 times to a draw, with their most recent encounter ending in a tie.
In their last three meetings, the hosts have not lost. In their last 13 games against this opponent, the visitors have not kept a clean sheet. This season, Burnley has scored more points at home than any other team in the Championship. This league season, the Blues have given up 10 goals at home. Only Sheffield United (9 goals) has allowed fewer goals.
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