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Birmingham vs Coventry – Home win to nil good value at 7/4

| 28.01.2011

Coventry may have a fine record on their recent visits to St Andrews, but it is Birmingham who are rightly the 4/6 favourites to beat the Sky Blues in the FA Cup fourth round.

Match Odds

Not only are Birmingham plying their trade in the Premier League, but they have only lost once at home since October.

Furthermore, Coventry have not been in scintillating form of late, winning just one of their last nine matches, which was in their FA Cup third round clash with Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, the pair have twice previously met in the FA Cup, with the home team taking the spoils on each occasion.

In Coventry’s favour is that they have left St Andrews with a victory on four of their last six visits and have reached the last 16 of the FA Cup in two of the last three seasons.

They also did the double over Birmingham in the 2008/09 season when they were both in the Championship together.

Coventry’s betting odds are 4/1 to beat Birmingham, but they will have to do so without experienced midfielder Lee Carsley, who is out injured.

Correct Scoreline

In the last eight meetings between the duo where there has been a winner, the losing team has failed to find the target.

Therefore, with Birmingham the more likely to secure victory, it could be worth taking advantage of the 7/4 that they win without conceding a goal.

Punters looking for better betting value may want to predict the correct scoreline and with Birmingham averaging less than a goal a game in the Premier League, it may be best to opt for a low-scoring contest.

It is 6/1 that Birmingham win 1-0 and the same price for a 2-0 success.

A £25 stake on Birmingham beating Coventry 2-1 would return £175. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.