Our prediction for this Championship match:
St. Andrew’s Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday, the two bottom-table sides. The Blues do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing four of their last five league matches, while sharing the spoils with Ipswich, but they will not have a better opportunity than this to return to winning ways. Krystian Bielik is back from suspension, whereas all Alfie Chang, Lee Buchanan, Keshi Anderson, George Hall, and Tyler Roberts continue to miss out with injuries.
The Owls, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only six points on their account. The rock-bottom side failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Bristol City and Millwall and given their dreadful away record in the 2023/2024 season, we predict that the visitors are going to return to “the Steel City” empty-handed. Midfielder Mohamed Diaby should be the only absentee in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Josh Windass):
Born in Hull, England on January 9, 1994, John Windass is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Windass is a product of Huddersfield Town youth academy, but he did not play for the Terriers at senior level.
The 175-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Accrington Stanley and after scoring 22 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2016. Two years later Josh Windass joined Wigan Athletic and he has been playing for the DW Stadium outfit ever since. He scored his first Championship goal on September 18, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Hull City.
His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central midfielder and second striker as well. It has to be noted that Josh is the son of former footballer Dean Windass, who played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bradford City during his professional career.
Highlighted Team (Birmingham City):
Birmingham City are a club located in the city of Birmingham, England. Birmingham City were founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, but the club’s named was changed to Small Heath in 1888. 17 years later they became Birmingham and in 1943 they finally changed their name to Birmingham City.
The Blues welcome their rivals at St. Andrew’s, the stadium that was opened in 1906. Birmingham City compete in the Championship and their fiercest rivals are WBA and Aston Villa. The Blues made it to the FA Cup final twice, but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. In 1931 they were beaten by their local rivals WBA in the title game (1-2), whilst in 1956 they were outplayed by Manchester City in the title game.
The colour of Birmingham’s home kit is blue with white stripe. Trevor Francis, Gil Merrick, Bob Latchford, Jeff Hall, Alex Govan, Joe Bradford and Christophe Dugarry are notable footballers who played for the St. Andrew’s outfit in the past.