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Birmingham vs West Brom: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Birmingham vs West Brom: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to boost their Championship play-off standing when they make the short trip to face Birmingham City on Friday at 8pm (UK time).

Birmingham vs West Brom: Betting tips

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Birmingham vs West Brom: Predictions

Birmingham vs West Brom: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 10/11 with Rhino Bet
Correct score Birmingham 1-2 West Brom 21/4 with BetUK
First Goalscorer Scott Hogan 27/5 with Midnite

This week, the talk around West Brom hasn’t been about their promotion hopes, rather the future of their manager. Carlos Corberan was favourite to replace Jesse Marsch as Leeds United manager but West Brom seem to have put an end to those rumours, with the Spaniard signing a new deal.

“I am confident this is the right place for me, I believe that success can only be achieved when everyone works together,” Corberan said.

“The way I have been made to feel welcome at this great club has made me confident that this is the right place for me.”

So attention can now return to the Championship, where West Brom sit in the final play-off spot, ahead of seventh-placed Blackburn Rovers on goal difference and having a game in hand over Watford above them. It’s been a spectacular turnaround for West Brom under Corberan, when they had been looking at a relegation battle with Steve Bruce at the helm earlier this season.

Birmingham, meanwhile, are struggling at the moment and go into this game down in 18th. Sitting seven points above the relegation zone, Birmingham are part of the group likely to be fighting relegation rather than battling for the play-offs, with some of the teams further up the table pulling away.

The Blues won in the league last time out, beating Swansea 4-3 in a thrilling match, to end a five-game losing streak in the Championship post-Christmas. Things off the pitch aren’t going too well either, with fans set to protest during this Midlands derby.


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Birmingham vs West Brom match stats

While this is not the West Midlands Derby, it will still be a feisty affair and it won’t be surprising for some players to get a bit too caught up in the occasion. One man who could be susceptible to a booking is Hannibal Mejbri. The Manchester United loanee has been booked eight times in the Championship this season, with only four players receiving more yellow cards.

Elsewhere, West Brom (204) have won more corners than any other team in the Championship this season and average 7.03 per game. By contrast, Birmingham’s average is just 4.9 per game.

Birmingham vs West Brom: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Birmingham 1-2 West Brom

Birmingham vs West Brom odds


Birmingham vs West Brom head-to-head

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20 June 2020 – West Brom 0-0 Birmingham – Championship

14 December 2019 – Birmingham 2-3 West Brom – Championship

Birmingham have won their past two games against West Brom including the previous meeting this season. The Blues will be looking to do the league double over their West Midlands rivals for the first time since 1998/99, which was also the last time they won three in a row against the Baggies.

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