Burnley boss Eddie Howe is currently going through the worst run of his young managerial career and will need to show the talent that drew comparisons with Owen Coyle and David Moyes in order to hand Birmingham a first home defeat of the season.
Chris Hughton’s side are one of only three Championship teams still unbeaten at home and have a 100 per cent record against sides in the bottom five.
As such, Blues are strong 7/10 favourites to beat 21st-placed Burnley in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, with the draw at 5/2 and a surprise away win priced at 15/4.
Birmingham’s home form has been built on a strong defence which has only conceded two goals in their seven league games at St Andrews.
By contrast, Burnley haven’t kept a clean sheet in seven Championship games, making odds of 9/5 for a Birmingham win to nil look very appealing.
Half of their home wins have been 1-0 victories so there’s even better value in a multi-score bet of 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0 at 21/10 or even a correct score bet on 1-0 at 6/1.
New customers using the free £25 bet they receive when joining bwin.com would win £175 if Blues do claim another 1-0 triumph.
Burnley’s poor run is not for a lack of trying as they’ve had a league-high 230 goal attempts in 16 games this season and with loan striker Sam Vokes set for his first start, he could take advantage.
Howe’s team will also be buoyed by visiting a ground where they’ve lost just once in ten years and if they start well they might find the confidence to build on their 80% record of converting half-time leads into victories.
So given their record at St Andrews, odds of 29/4 for Burnley/Burnley in bwin’s halftime/fulltime are still worth considering for punters looking for a longer-priced selection.
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