Birmingham vs West Brom
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).
Birmingham surely are formidable opponents for any team in the Championship, and especially so is the case when they have the home advantage.
After missing out on promotion the last season, West Brom really have been on a mission to get to the top flight at any cost. This determination, coupled with the indomitable form the squad is on, picks them out as favorites.
Birmingham vs West Brom Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, West Brom won 3-2.
- In the prior 13 years, West Brom hold a 100% unbeaten record.
- Seven of the previous nine encounters had goals from both teams.
- Birmingham have conceded two or more goals in four of the preceding five clashes.
- The hosts have not kept a single clean sheet at this venue in the past decade.
Birmingham vs West Brom Prediction
Birmingham had the home advantage the last match-day too, and failed to make a significant outcome of it. They had played hosts to QPR, and conceded two unanswered goals to give away the three points to the guests.
Meanwhile, West Brom faced a setback in their objective to get promoted, as they were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the same game week.
They had locked horns with Wigan, and tried their best to script the game into another routine win. However, the own goal by Sam Johnstone in the 50th minute put the visitors under pressure. They were able to equalize later, but the added confidence for the home team helped them to fight for the draw.
This upcoming weekend, respective form of the teams will be the first pointer, as to determine the winner. Keep note that West Brom are on an eleven-game unbeaten run, and had lost a total of just two games from their previous twenty-five fixtures.
They also had won six of their preceding seven overall match-ups, and scored two or more goals in six of their last nine. And impressively, on the road, they have lost just once this whole season, and it had come against the current toppers of the table, Leeds.
On the other hand, Birmingham have one win to show for from their prior seven games, and are winless in their previous three appearances in front of the home crowd.
Most importantly, West Brom hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent in the last 13 years, and have scored twice or more in four of their prior five match-ups.
Moreover, West Brom are currently placed second in the table, with the same number of points as that of Leeds, the toppers. Also, the former have a lead of 11 points over the third-placed Fulham, and are early front runners to obtain direct promotion at the end of their campaign.
Taking into account these observations, rightfully count on the top-tier West Brom to come out on top with the three points at the end of ninety minutes.
On that same note, consider how defensively organized West Brom have been this season, and especially recently. The maximum they have conceded in an away game this campaign is one goal, and they have had their defense breached just once from the prior five trips.
On top of this, Birmingham failed to score in two of their last three home games as well.
Considering all these factors together, it’s highly unlikely that the visitors will concede early in the match, which will hamper their chances for the win.
Birmingham vs West Brom Betting Tips
West Brom to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
West Brom to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).