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Birmingham stretched their unbeaten run to four matches last weekend when they drew 2-2 with Swansea. It means that going into this fixture the second city side sit in tenth spot on 28 points.
At home, the Blues are unbeaten in recent times going six without a defeat with four of these finishing all-square. Scott Hogan enjoys a home game grabbing two in his last four in front of his own fans.
Sunderland will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 home loss to Cardiff last weekend. It was their fourth defeat from their last seven and the North-Eastern side have won just two of ten.
This poor run of form has seen them slide down to 17th in the Championship table just four points above the drop zone. On the road, the Black Cats have won just one of their last five but have netted in four of these.
Birmingham vs Sunderland: Match Stats
Despite their poor run of form recently Sunderland have netted in five of their last six on the road. Birmingham recently played out a 2-2 draw here with Swansea and four of their last six have seen both teams net. Backing both teams to score in this one looks the play.
Scott Hogan is in good form with two in his last two and four from the previous six games. He will fancy his chances of adding to his tally against a Black Cats defence that has kept just one clean sheet in their last seven. The Birmingham front man looks good value to score in this one.
Birmingham vs Sunderland: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Birmingham 1-1 Sunderland
Birmingham vs Sunderland: Odds
Birmingham vs Sunderland: Head to Head
30 January 2018- Birmingham 3-1 Sunderland- Championship
23 December 2017- Sunderland 1-1 Birmingham- Championship
27 August 2014- Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland- League Cup
16 April 2011- Birmingham 2-0 Sunderland- Premier League
14 August 2010- Sunderland 2-2 Birmingham- Premier League
These sides have not met since January 2018 but their head-to-head record favours Birmingham who have lost just one of the last five meetings. The last two meetings between the pair have seen both teams find the back of the net.