Our prediction for this Championship match:
Birmingham City play host to Wolverhampton at their St. Andrew’s Stadium on day 20 of the new Championship campaign. The Blues did well to hold Sheffield United to a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane at the weekend, but their Championship status is still in great danger. Birmingham City are not regarded as good travelers, but they did well to beat Nottingham Forest in their last home fixture in the English second tier and they are definitely capable of upsetting league leaders Wolverhampton at their St. Andrew’s Stadium. The Wolves, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in the league and they head into Monday’s football match against Birmingham City following back-to-back wins over the likes of Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers and they are on the right track to return to the Premier League. Nevertheless, seeing that the Blues are tough to beat at home, we predict the two sides will share the spoils on Matchday 20.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Colin):
After spending two seasons at Boulogne, Maxime Colin joined Troyes in 2012. The pacey right back made 55 appearances for Troyes and in 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Belgian side Anderlecht. On 13 September, 2014 he made his Anderlecht debut, in a 2-2 draw with Lierse. After playing 16 games for the Belgian outfit in the 2014/2015 Pro League campaign, Maxime Colin signed a four-year contract with Brentford in August, 2015 for an undisclosed fee. Reports in England suggested, though, that the fee was around £900,000. Colin made his Brentford debut on 22 August, 2015 in a 1-0 loss to Burnley and it has to be noted that he came on as a substitute 30 minutes before the final whistle. Speaking of his international career, the defender, who was born on 15 November, 1991, has seven caps for the France U20 team. Colin made France U20 World Cup squad as well and he played a part in matches against Colombia and Mexico.
Highlighted Team (Wolverhampton Wanderers):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.