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Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

8:48 PM IST 06/02/18
Kerim Frei Birmingham
The in-form Blues have won five of their last eight and we think they will have enough to oust the Terriers in Tuesday’s FA cup clash at St Andrew's

Birmingham City welcome Huddersfield Town to St Andrew's in Tuesday night’s FA Cup Fourth Round replay.

It looked at Christmas like these two clubs could be two divisions apart next season, but Birmingham have since accrued 13 points to boost their survival hopes no-end.

Huddersfield, though, have slipped into the Premier League’s bottom three after losing each of their last five.

Match odds

A Fifth Round clash with Manchester United awaits the winners and that prize might appeal a little more to the hosts, who are 8/5 (2.6) favourites with SportPesa.

The visitors are 39/20 (2.95) to show their top flight pedigree, having beaten their opponents in this competition as a League One club back in 2008.

A draw, which has occurred in three of the last five meetings between these sides, is 21/10 (3.1) .

Team News

Collin Quaner might be given the nod and is 57/20 (3.85) to bag anytime, but left-back Chris Loewe is still injured while midfielder Danny Williams is a doubt.

Fringe player Lukasz Jutkiewicz will look to take his chance and is 51/20 (3.55) to score, but Isaac Vassell is a long-term absentee while Jacques Maghoma is a doubt.

Blues to lead at the break and win

Huddersfield have trailed at half-time on eight occasions this season in both league and cup, and only once have they attained so much as a draw.

By contrast, Birmingham have led at the interval in each of their last two games and both have ended in a 3-1 victory. They are 3/1 (4.0) to capitalize on a half-time advantage once again.

Tips and predictions

Whilst there is value in backing the Blues to win this one, the Birmingham Draw No Bet at 4/5 (1.8)  gives us some insurance.

This will land if the home side are victorious, with the stake returned if the match ends in a draw after 90 minutes.

Birmingham Draw No Bet 4/5 (1.8) with SportPesa