Birmingham travel to Portugal to face SC Braga in the Europa League on Wednesday and the Championship side can be backed at lengthy odds of 6/1 to win the match.
Braga are the strong favourites at 12/25 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market for the clash, while the draw is priced at 3/1.
Both sides come into the match with seven points from four Europa League games, but the Portuguese side hold the clear advantage over their counterparts following a 3-1 win at St. Andrews back in September.
Braga have lost their last two Liga Zon Sagres matches (albeit to Porto and Sporting) while Birmingham are on an unbeaten run of three games in the Championship.
If you fancy Birmingham to avoid defeat here you can back them at 4/1 in the draw no bet market and there is also a double chance market where you can back the full-time result to be either a draw or a Birmingham victory at odds of .
Braga’s 5-1 victory over Maribor was their first win in three attempts during this season’s Europa League, which is perhaps a little surprising considering their run to the semi-finals of this competition last season.
Before that they scored just once in two games at home and bwin is offering 9/2 that Braga fail to score, 11/5 that they score one or 23/10 they score two goals in the match.
Birmingham, for their part, are unbeaten in three away Europa League games so far, winning two of those 2-1, and you can get 37/2 about them repeating that scoreline here.
Braga should have enough in reserve to win, but it is still questionable how seriously they are taking this competition considering their domestic commitments, even if the same could be said about Birmingham and their small squad.
The hosts’ odds of 12/25 provide no real value to punters, though, so instead look to the handicap markets.
Braga can be backed at to win despite giving the Blues a one-goal start and new customers placing their free £25 bet for joining bwin.com on this outcome stand to win £57.50 if the tip is a winner.
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