EFL Championship


Coventry welcomes Birmingham at Ricoh Arena in the 19th round of the British First Division. Currently, the home team is maintaining a very stable performance to aim for the race to win promotion tickets. Meanwhile, Birmingham played unstable and did not have many specific goals to aim for at this time. Having to be a guest of a team that plays too well at home, there is not much hope for Birmingham to win points after this trip.

Coventry just had a 0-0 draw as a guest of Sheffield Utd, this is not a bad result because their opponent is the team that played in the Premier League last season. Calculated in the last 5 rounds Coventry won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. In which, the only defeat that Coventry had to receive came from the clash with Swansea at home. It was also the first loss that Coventry had to receive when playing on his home. Accordingly, if only home matches are counted, Coventry will be second in the rankings. After 10 visits from the beginning of the season, Coventry brought back 25 points.

After a total of 18 rounds, Coventry won 9, drew 4 and lost 5. Currently with 31 points, the home team of Ricoh Arena is in 5th place in the standings. Having been 9 points behind Bournemouth in second place, the possibility of contesting a direct promotion ticket is not much. However, Coventry can completely aim for a place in the promotion play-off round. Statistics show that Coventry has not lost a home match against Birmingham since 2006. That will be the fulcrum for Coventry to aim for the next 3 points.

Having to be a guest of Hull City, who was very thirsty for points to stay in the relegation zone, Birmingham had to lose 0-2 and leave in the last round. Thus, the last 2 outings of Birmingham fell into empty hands. When not long ago they also tasted bitter fruit at home in front of Reading. After a 3-match winning streak at the end of October, Birmingham returned to its usual unstable face. Up to now, the away team won 6, drew 4 and lost 8 after 18 rounds.

Holding 22 points, Birmingham is 15th in the table. Away, Birmingham won 1 but lost to 3 after 5 recent trips away from home. Over 10 away matches, coach Lee Bowyer's team won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. This team played quite badly and only opened fire 18 goals after 18 matches. In the last 5 confrontations, the two teams were undefeated. However, with the current performance correlation, Birmingham is unlikely to win points right on Coventry's field.