Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a goalless draw with Wigan Athletic, Norwich City will look to move closer to the playoffs berth when they take on Birmingham City in a postponed Championship game. The Canaries defeated Hull City 3-1 in their last home game, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Birmingham. USA international Josh Sargent is a major doubt after limping off with injury at the weekend, and seeing that top scorer Teemu Pukki remains in the recovery room, home win should not be considered.
The Blues, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town, but beating Norwich at Carrow Road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Krystialn Bielik and Troy Deeney are the new injury concerns in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Max Aarons):
London Born Max Aarons is an English professional footballer who has represented England at the under-19 and under-21 level. At the club level, the right-back who was born on the 4th of January, 2000, started his youth career with Luton Town in 2009.
After seven years of development, he left Luton to join Norwich City in 2016 and broke into their first-team set up two years later. He made his professional debut for the Canaries on the 2nd of September, 2018, featuring in their 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town. He has since made a total of 50 appearances and is currently on a contract with the club that expires in 2024.
His performance in the 18/19 season is what earned the 19-year-old a call-up to the England Under-21 setup, making his debut for the same in an Under-21 European Qualifier against Turkey U21 on the 6th of September, 2019.
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.