Birmingham vs Preston prediction, odds & betting tips – 01/04/2024

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Birmingham vs Preston Prediction
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St. Andrew’s Stadium will host the upcoming Championship clash between Birmingham City and Preston North End on the 1st day of April. Will the home-field advantage prove decisive in the outcome of this clash? Find out the answer in the following Birmingham vs Preston betting tips below.

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Birmingham vs Preston predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Preston to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

1-2 to Preston

⬆️ Over /⬇️ Under X.5 goals

 

Over 1.5 Preston goals

Key Stats

  • Birmingham recorded four back-to-back league losses in recent games.
  • Preston North End won three of their last five Championship games.
  • Coach Ryan Lowe has a positive 2-1-1 record against Birmingham.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Blues favorites, bookies think

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.1%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 26.0%
  • AWAY: 39/20 (2.95) – 32.9%

*These Birmingham vs Preston odds are subject to change

According to the odds above, we have Birmingham down as the expected winners, with a 41.1% win probability a 7/5 (2.40). This, of course, means that Preston North End is the underdog in this Championship showdown, but we believe coach Ryan Lowe’s boys deserve far more than the 32.9% win probability set by the bookmakers.

Another thing we expect to see is over 1.5 Preston goals at St. Andrew’s Stadium, as the visitors seem to have a 47.62% chance of sliding it twice past Birmingham’s goalkeeper.

Last five H2Hs: Blues with the advantage

England Championship 19/09/23

Preston

Preston

2
Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 21/01/23

Birmingham

Birmingham

1
Preston

Preston

2

England Championship 03/09/22

Preston

Preston

0
Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 15/01/22

Preston

Preston

1
Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 25/09/21

Birmingham

Birmingham

0
Preston

Preston

0

Birmingham City have a slight head-to-head advantage, consisting of two wins, two draws, and one loss against Preston North End.

Birmingham team news and form: Horrible momentum from Birmingham

This week’s EFL Championship schedule isn’t going to be too kind for Birmingham, as the Blues have to face in-form Preston. They recently lost against far weaker sides, so it would definitely come as a surprise if coach Mowbray’s players manage to get something out of the game at St. Andrew’s Stadium this week.

Predicted lineup: Rudy (GK), Buchanan, Sanderson, Aiwu, Laird, Paik, Bielik, Drameh, Roberts, Stansfield & Bacuna

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Norwich

Norwich

0

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

England Championship 13/04/24

W

Coventry

Coventry

0

Birmingham

Birmingham

3

England Championship 10/04/24

L

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

Preston team news and form: Preston have a chance

Bleak as it may seem, coach Lowe’s boys still have a mathematical chance of playing in the Premier League next year. To do so, they’ll have to prove our Birmingham vs Preston predictions right and go on to win most of their remaining Championship matches this season.

Predicted lineup: Woodman (GK), Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Holmes, Browne, McCann, Brady, Frokjaer-Jenssen, Keane & Jakobsen

England Championship 04/05/24

L

West Brom

West Brom

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 29/04/24

L

Leicester

Leicester

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 20/04/24

L

QPR

QPR

1

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 16/04/24

L

Southampton

Southampton

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 13/04/24

L

Norwich

Norwich

1

Preston

Preston

0

Player to watch: Will Keane

Will Keane is enjoying the best years of his professional career. He is playing above all expectations, as he managed to score a total of 12 goals since the start of the 2023/24 Championship campaign. Will is a firm starter under coach Lowe’s rule, so it will be surprising to see him on the bench for this game.

Birmingham vs Preston Player
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Keane scoring for fun in the Championship

Will Keane will surely deliver for his team on the 1st of April. The 31-year-old striker scores most of his goals away from home, so we expect him to put on a show for the fans at St. Andrew’s Stadium this week.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.