Aston Villa and Birmingham Square off in Championship DerbyPublished October 30, 2016 by Florin P
The derby of Birmingham turns the city into a raging volcano, despite the fact that the match isn’t playing in the Premier League (3:00 p.m UK Time).
The relegation of Aston Villa sent shockwaves throughout Birmingham. In the second division, they still have plenty of fans attending their matches and the interest for the upcoming feature is tremendous. The match against their city rivals is going to generate just as much attention as a regular Premier League clash. Both teams are in decent form and far more successful when they have home pitch advantage.
100 Derbies of Birmingham
It’s been a while since Birmingham played in the Premier League. Even so, the two teams met recently in a Cup fixture, one won by Aston Villa by the odd goal. Overall, the two teams have met on 100 occasions and the team who had home pitch advantage won most of them. This trend is likely to continue, given the fact that the home side is in good form and prevailed in the last 2 home games by a combined 5 goals to 2.
The Threat of a Draw Looms Large
Aston Villa is the team who ended most games undecided, a total of 8 in 16 rounds. They are undefeated at home but won twice and managed to win a single fixture on the road. The derby against Birmingham is going to bring the best of them, but that might not be enough against their city rivals. Punters shouldn’t be intimidated by the fact that the visitors have played in the Premier League for the last couple of years. Their most important players have departed and they are now only a shadow of their former selves.
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