Our prediction for this Championship match:
Millwall and Birmingham City face each other at the Den in the closing match of Tuesday’s program. The Lions quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Hull City, with the team beating Preston 2-0 in front of home fans, but they need to keep on winning in the season finale if they are to make it to the playoffs. All Tyler Burey, Callum Styles, and Charlie Cresswell miss out with injuries, as well as Murray Wallace, who was replaced by Scott Malone after just seven minutes at the weekend.
The Blues, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Sunderland, but seeing that they have little to play for in the remainder of the season, we are tempted to put our money on the playoffs-chasing hosts. Tuesday’s clash comes too early for Troy Deeney and Dion Sanderson, while Birmingham midfielder George Hall limped off with injury in the Stadium of Light defeat.
Highlighted Player (Benik Afobe):
Benik Afobe is a 183-cm-tall striker who plays for Bournemouth. Afobe is a product of Arsenal youth academy, but he did not make his first-team debut with the Gunners. After spending several seasons on loan at Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Milton Keynes Dons, Afobe signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Wolverhampton on 14 January, 2015.
The pacey attacker scored 22 goals in 46 appearances for Wolves and, as a result, Bournmouth chiefs decided to sign him on 10 January, 2016. Benik scored 4 goals in 12 appearances for the Cherries in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure the top flight survival.
It has to be noted that Afobe won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with England back in 2010. The former Wolves attacker was born in Leyton, England on 12 February, 1993. Benik Afobe is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well.
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.