The A2B Stadium will host Hull City taking on Birmingham City in Round 3 of the English FA Cup. Both the teams started the year with a defeat and will be looking for some retribution in the FA Cup. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes. If you liked our content do subscribe to our daily newsletter for daily predictions.
Hull City Recent form
The Tigers began the new year with a disappointing result on New Year’s Day at Hillsborough, where they faced Sheffield Wednesday in front of 3,500 away supporters. The match was marred by a controversial red card for midfielder Tyler Morton, leaving the visitors to play with a numerical disadvantage for over 60 minutes. Despite being down to 10 men, manager Liam Rosenior encouraged his players to maintain an attacking approach, but it ultimately backfired as they conceded three goals in the second half to Marvin Johnson, Djeidi Gassama, and Josh Windass.
This defeat marked Hull City’s third loss in four games and dropped them out of the playoff positions in the Championship, with Sunderland now a point ahead in sixth place after a routine victory on Monday. As they head into the FA Cup weekend, Hull City is looking to strengthen their squad during the January transfer window, particularly in the winger position. They have set their sights on Burnley’s Manuel Benson to provide a much-needed boost to their promotion hopes. In their previous home match at the MKM Stadium, Hull City emerged victorious in a thrilling five-goal encounter against Blackburn Rovers, with Liam Delap, Aaron Connolly, and Alfie Jones finding the back of the net to secure their 11th win of the campaign in the second tier.
Birmingham City Recent form
Birmingham is preparing for an FA Cup match against Hull with Steve Spooner in charge, as Wayne Rooney’s tenure has been disastrous for the team. The squad lacks confidence after enduring a tough couple of seasons. During Rooney’s time as manager, Birmingham only won two out of their 15 Championship games, earning just 10 points and placing them at the bottom of the form table.
Several high-profile coaches, including Steve Cooper, Tony Mowbray, and Gary Rowett, are in the running for the job, but for now, it is expected that Spooner, a long-standing member of the coaching staff, will lead the team to the MKM Stadium. In a previous match at the same venue under John Eustace’s management, Birmingham had a successful day in October 2022. However, the team’s only silver lining during Rooney’s tenure was the performance of young player Jordan James, who has gained attention from Atalanta BC with his promising performances in midfield.
Hull City vs Birmingham City Key Stats
- Hull City and Birmingham City face off in the FA Cup on January 6th, 2024, with Hull City previously winning against Birmingham City 2-0.
- In their history, out of 19 meetings, Hull City has won 10 matches, Birmingham City won 4, and they drew 5 times.
- Hull City shows an average performance at home, while Birmingham City displays an average performance in their away games.
- The average goals per match between Hull City and Birmingham City have been 2.79, with both teams scoring in 32% of those encounters.
- In this season’s FA Cup, Hull City has maintained an average of 1.8 Points Per Game in their home matches, whereas Birmingham City has averaged 0.8 Points Per Game in away fixtures.
AI Predicts Winner of Hull City vs Birmingham City
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Based on historical encounters and current form, Hull City seems likely to win the upcoming match against Birmingham City. Hull City has shown a more consistent performance, both historically and in recent games, especially at home, giving them an edge in this fixture.”
“Despite Birmingham City’s recent struggles in the FA Cup (0.8 PPG away), Hull City’s historical edge (10 wins in 19) and slightly better home form (1.8 PPG) favor them to grab the victory. Expect a close match with potential goals (average 2.79), but Hull’s historical dominance could prove decisive.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Hull City vs Birmingham City
Hull is expected to be the front-runner in this match due to Birmingham’s low morale, but it is possible that the Tigers could have had a less challenging opponent in the third round. The Blues will most likely adopt a defensive strategy to stabilize their team before the new manager arrives, however, we anticipate that Spooner’s side will suffer a defeat on Saturday afternoon.
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