Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Hull City and Birmingham City, the two Championship sides, take on each other at MKM Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting FA Cup round 3 clash. The Tigers failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, but it has to be noted that Tyler Morton was sent off after just 35 minutes. Greg Docherty is widely expected to replace Morton in the starting XI, while all Ruben Vinagre, Jaden Philogene, and Dogukan Sinik are out of contention with injuries.
The Blues, on the other hand, are on a five-game winless run in the Championship and given their difficulties on the road, the share of spoils is on the cards at MKM Stadium. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last five meetings in the English second tier. The visitors will be without Marc Roberts, Ethan Laird, Alfie Chang, and George Hall in Saturday’s encounter.
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.