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Birmingham vs Brentford Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Blues to hold Bees at home

  • Birmingham City and Brentford begin their Championship seasons
  • The sides meet at St Andrew's at 12.30pm BST on Saturday
  • Birmingham are winless in their last 16 games
  • The Blues have drawn 7 of their last 14 games in the Championship
  • Brentford have won 1 of their last 6 matches
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Lukas Jutkiewicz will be missing for Birmingham City (Getty Images)

Brentford are aiming to make up for play-off disappointment by making a winning start to the new Championship season. The Bees take on Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday.

Birmingham Form


Birmingham survived relegation from the Championship by just two points after a winless run dating back to February. The Blues failed to win any of their last 14 league games, losing seven and drawing the other seven games. 

An FA Cup defeat to Premier League Leicester last season and last week's 1-0 defeat at home to League Two Cambridge in the first round of the Carabao Cup extends that winless run to 16 matches.

Birmingham Team News


Birmingham will be missing Gary Gardner, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Josh McEachran and new signing Ivan Sanchez. 

George Friend, Jonathan Leko, Adam Clayton, Andres Prieto and Jon Toral could all make their league debuts.

Brentford Form


Brentford return to Championship action for the first time since losing the play-off final to Fulham 2-1 in extra-time. The Bees had lost their last two games of the regular season to miss out on automatic promotion.

The new season got underway with an underwhelming Carabao Cup victory over Championship new boys Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday, with Thomas Frank's side winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Brentford Team News


Brentford have no injury problems and should be at full strength. Striker Ollie Watkins has been sold to Aston Villa.

Birmingham vs Brentford Head to Head


The points were shared when the sides last met as they played out a 1-1 draw at St Andrew's in February last season. Birmingham had won the reserve fixture 1-0 at Griffin Park. Three of the last four matches have ended in a draw.

Birmingham vs Brentford Odds


Brentford are 1.80 favourites to get their season off to the best possible start. Birmingham are 4.50 outsiders with a draw available at 3.60.

Birmingham vs Brentford Stats


  • Birmingham have not won in their last 16 games (all competitions).
  • Birmingham have drawn 7 of their last 14 games (Championship).
  • Birmingham have drawn 3 of their last 4 games against Brentford (Championship).
  • Birmingham have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 games against Brentford (Championship).
  • Brentford have won 1 of their last 6 games (all competitions, 90 minutes results).

Birmingham vs Brentford FAQs

Where can I watch the Birmingham vs Brentford live stream online?

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Where is Birmingham vs Brentford being played?

Birmingham vs Brentford is being played at St Andrew's in Birmingham, England.

When is Birmingham vs Brentford being played?

Birmingham vs Brentford is being played at 12:30 BST on Saturday 12 September 2020.

What competition are Birmingham vs Brentford playing in?

Birmingham vs Brentford are playing in the English Premier League.

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Verdict

Birmingham may not have won since February, but they've had a habit of drawing. They have matched up to Brentford over the last two seasons and can claim a point on the opening day of the season.

Best Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @260 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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