BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City and Preston North End didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday..
The match was played at the St. Andrew’s Stadium stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Matt Donohue with the assistance of George Byrne and Robert Hyde. The 4th official was Chris Sarginson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 21.8 degrees Celsius or 71.22 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 64%.
Birmingham City – Formation
Birmingham City adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Lee Bowyer decided to play with the following team: Matija Šarkić, Dion Sanderson , Harlee Dean , George Friend , Maxime Colin , Ryan Woods , Ivan Šunjić , Jérémie Bela , Tahith Chong , Scott Hogan and Troy Deeney .
The home team had on the bench: Connal Trueman, Riley McGree, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Marcel Oakley, Jordan Graham, Alfie Chang and Chuks Aneke .
Best player: Matija Šarkić
The player that probably impressed the most for Birmingham City was the goalkeeper: Matija Šarkić. His rating is 7.45. He performed 2 saves.
Preston North End – Formation
Also Preston North End adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the other side, Frankie McAvoy played with: Daniel Iversen, Jordan Storey , Patrick Bauer , Andrew Hughes , Sepp van den Berg , Benjamin Whiteman , Ryan Ledson , Joshua Earl , Daniel Johnson , Emil Riis and Sean Maguire .
They had on the bench: Declan Rudd, Scott Sinclair, Josh Murphy, Greg Cunningham, Alistair McCann , Paul Huntington and Brad Potts.
Best player: Benjamin Whiteman
The player that probably impressed the most for Preston North End was Benjamin Whiteman.
His rating iswith 25 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 6.
- 50 Ball Possession 50
- 6 Total 9
- 1 On Target 2
- 5 Off Target 7
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 117 Attack 105
- 43 Dangerous attack 42
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 5 Corners 7
- 10 Total 13
- 1 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 2 Substitutions 3
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Birmingham City was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Preston North End that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Birmingham City was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 1 were on target. However, that was not enough Birmingham City to win the match.
Birmingham City shot 6 times, 1 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Preston North End shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.
Birmingham City received 1 yellow card (J. Bela). On the opposite side, Preston North End received 3 yellow cards (P. Bauer, J. Storey and R. Ledson).
After this match, Birmingham City will have 12 points like Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Preston North End will have 10 points like Luton Town and Swansea City to stay in the 16th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Birmingham City will play away with Queens Park Rangers on the 28th of September with a 8-6 head to head record in favor of Queens Park Rangers (4 draws).
Preston North End will host Stoke City on the 28th of September with a 5-3 head to head statistic in favor of Preston North End (4 draws).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Reading – Middlesbrough – 1-0
- AFC Bournemouth – Luton Town – 2-1
- Birmingham City – Preston North End – 0-0
- Blackburn Rovers – Cardiff City – 5-1
- Blackpool – Barnsley – 1-0
- Bristol City – Fulham – 1-1
- Nottingham Forest – Millwall – 1-1
- Sheffield United – Derby County – 1-0
- Stoke City – Hull City – 2-0
- Swansea City – Huddersfield Town – 1-0