Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sparkles will be flying when Birmingham City and WBA face each other in the Birmingham derby on Friday evening. The Blues aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Hudersfield Town, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. All Lee Buchanan, Keshi Anderson, Ethan Laird, George Hall, and Tyler Roberts are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Baggies, on the other hand, head into the local derby following back-to-back wins over Preston and Sheffield Wednesday. West Brom are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet and seeing that both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the Birmingham derby, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on under 2.5 goals. As for the away team, all Jeremy Sarmiento, Josh Maja, Adam Reach, and Daryl Dike are sidelined with injuries.
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.