Birmingham vs Newcastle – Toon can boast incredible record
Birmingham City may boast one of the most impressive home records in the Premier League with just three home losses in two seasons, but that could come under serious threat when Newcastle United arrive on Saturday.
In five Premier League games at St Andrews, Birmingham have won none against Newcastle and have managed just the one win in the Premier League against Alan Pardew’s side.
Alan Pardew oversaw the Toon Army’s win over Liverpool last weekend but this is his first game in charge where he would’ve had time to meet the players and he will be anxious to get this game underway.
At 15/8 to beat Birmingham, Newcastle offer plenty of value in the Premier League this weekend, but the draw, which has happened on the last five occasions in all competitions between the two is priced at 23/10.
Birmingham have drawn four of their eight home games this season and this game looks nailed on to end with honours shared.
While Newcastle have scored in their last seven away games, only once this season have they managed to score more than twice in one game.
Birmingham haven’t managed more than two goals in a game in their last 27 games, but have scored 27 in that time and haven’t conceded more than two goals in a home game since Alex McLeish took over – The game looks destined to end in a 1-1 draw and it’s priced at 11/2.
Andy Carroll has 10 of Newcastle’s 27 league goals this season but looks set to meet his match in Roger Johnson and Kevin Nolan, at 9/4 is a better bet to score any time.
Two of Birmingham’s top three scorers in the league are a midfielder and a defender and Ridgwell can continue scoring from defence – he is 8/1 to score any time.
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