Birmingham City vs Bournemouth 01/09/2016 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Predictions
Bournemouth vs Bormingham City
Saturday 9th January 2016 10:00(ET)
The Line: Birmingham City 11/4 Draw 5/2 Bournemouth 11/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports
The blues of Birmingham will host Bournemouth in what should be a terrific game between two teams in similar talent pools. Bournemouth are struggling to survive in the Premier League and Bournemouth are looking to get promotion this season. Birmingham have now won three of their last four and are pushing up the Championship table. With Birmingham there is a team with a solid defence but they are struggling offensively and they will come up against a Bournemouth team that have failed to score in their last three games. Birmingham have scored just thirty goals in twenty five games this season and are still up there competing for promotion. Obviously the strength of this team is their defence and tomorrow they will get to test themselves against a Premier league attack.
Of course the thing is that Bournemouth's struggles in the Premier League come because of their lack of attack. With the loss of Calum Wilson Bournemouth lost their best attacking player who had five goals in seven games , Maz Gradel's injury also robbed the team of a creativ influence and Eddie Howe's side have done well to win as many games as they have this season. Stanislas the former West Ham midfielder has had a great season thus far Gosling, Arter and Ritchie are also having a terrific first seasons in the Premier League but this cup game will be an interesting tie.
Two well matched teams here and two solid defences. I think the defences win tomorrow as well as I see this one finishing either 1-1 1-0 or 0-0. But any way i look at it I'm takign the unders here tomorrow.