Kick-off: 1945, 14/09/2018
Stadium: St Andrews
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Birmingham vs West Brom
West Brom have ranked higher than Birmingham in four of the last five rounds of Championship fixtures on our Trueform chart.
Most of the margins may be tight, but Albion’s 7-1 demolition of QPR and a 2-1 defeat of Stoke last time out highlight how much more potential they possess.
Midlands derbies are always hard-fought affairs, but we’re still going for the Baggies to win at 6/5 with our first Birmingham vs West Brom prediction.
A Look At Birmingham City’s Betting Odds
Birmingham made it four draws in six league games after a goalless stalemate with QPR before the international break, but that was a poor affair and they have yet to taste victory this term.
Lukas Jutkiewicz had a shot blocked for the Blues and Jota could have been awarded a penalty, but Lee Camp was the busier goalkeeper and had to make three great saves in the second half.
City boss Garry Monk admitted his side “badly need that first win” and said of the Rangers clash: “It was a scrappy game and there was no real opportunity to get our momentum going.”
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
West Brom made it five wins from their last six Championship and EFL Cup matches when edging out fellow relegated outfit Stoke 2-1 at the Hawthorns.
Dwight Gayle’s well-taken brace put the Baggies in control of that clash and they survived a late rally which saw Erik Pieters bag a consolation goal after Benik Afobe hit the bar with a penalty.
Harvey Barnes and Ahmed Hegazi also went close for Albion, though, and manager Darren Moore said: “We set the right tempo and we did what we worked on doing in training.
“Our ability to manage the ball in large periods of the game meant we had a lot of control.”
On Gayle’s double strike, he added: “They were stellar finishes. That’s the prowess that Dwight has and he’s building a nice relationship and understanding with Jay Rodriguez.”
However, Moore will be concerned by the fact that Albion have only kept one clean sheet in eight games, so let’s add 17/5 for an away win and both teams to score to our Birmingham vs West Brom betting tips.
BIRMINGHAM 0-0 QPR
WEST BROM 2-1 Stoke – Dwight Gayle (2)
Head-to-head: Birmingham 1-2 West Brom, Birmingham 1-3 West Brom, West Brom 3-1 Birmingham
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