Birmingham City vs West Brom – Match Preview

Match Betting Preview - Birmingham City vs West Brom, Friday 14th September 2018, Sky Bet Championship, St Andrew's. Live on Sky Sports Football, Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT.

Birmingham City vs West Brom
Friday 14th September 2018
Sky Bet Championship, St Andrew’s

Live on Sky Sports Football, Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT

Birmingham City vs West Brom – Birmingham City will host West Bromwich Albion in a Midlands derby this Friday night in the SkyBet Championship.

Both sides have had fairly different beginnings to their campaign. Birmingham are contuing to deal with numerous off the field issues that could see them have a 12-point deduction in the coming weeks for breach of financial fair play. Meanwhile, West Brom are in the top half of the table with their sights firmly set on the automatic promotion places.

The hosts are currently 20thin the league and are priced at 2/1 to cause an upset by SkyBet. Garry Monk’s side have struggled for goals despite some decent performances thus far. Their lack of creativity has seen them score four times in six outings. SkyBet have them priced at 2/5 to score 1+ goals. Their best chance at a goal will come from target man striker Lucas Jutkiewicz who is priceboosted at 8/1 to break the deadlock.

They will face a tough West Brom side who have had no issues scoring goals. Birmingham haven’t leaked goals however they will be on the backfoot with the pace that the Baggies attack possesses. Birmingham to win and BTTS is price-boosted is 13/2. However, five from their last six matches have seen under 2.5 goals so they have showcased their ability to drown opponents out.

West Brom are currently ninth in the league and are priced at 7/5 to win this match. The visitors have scored the most goals in the league so far out of everyone, with Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle settling into life very well this season. Rodriguez has scored four goals whilst Gayle has three and one assist and they are priced at 13/2 to both score. The Baggies have also scored first in four of their last five matches. You can back them at 5/6 to score first – a great price.

The referee for this encounter will be Andrew Madley. He hasn’t been shy with his cards so far, having brandished 16 yellow cards and one red card to date. I’d expect him to have a bust evening ahead of him.

Birmingham City vs West Brom will be televised on Sky Sports Football and kicks off at 19:45.

  • West Brom Win – 2-0.
    – Their attacking prowess could be too much for Birmingham to handle in front of an expected hostile home crowd.

Suggested Tips – Birmingham City vs West Bromwich Albion – (BET365):

  • Correct Score – West Brom win 2-0 – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Birmingham City vs West Bromwich Albion – (SKYBET):

  • Dwight Gayle to score first – 6/1.
  • Jay Rodriguez to score and West Brom to win – 4/1. (NB).
  • West Brom to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 9/4. (NAP).

Odds and markets last updated on Friday 14th September 2018 @18:00 GMT. Keep checking back to see if there’s any updates to markets – the time stamp in the previous sentence for when we update tips on this page will be updated.

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