Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield).
Sheffield Wednesday were just second away from snatching their third consecutive win in the league on Saturday when they allowed the stoppage-time equalizer as West Brom earned a last-gasp draw at their Hawthorns. Nevertheless, it was yet another encouraging performance from managerless owls who climbed up to 16th place in the league ladder after winning seven out of possible nine points from past three fixtures during the festive period.
Can they keep the stellar form going on Tuesday afternoon when play-offs hopefuls Birmingham City come to visit Hillsborough? The visitors will also head into this in high spirits following a thread of two wins and a draw in last three matches. Much like their counterparts, the Blues ended a two-win run at the weekend when Brentford held them to a goalless draw at St. Andrew’s.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham: Head-to-head
Teams are all lock at 29 wins in 74 head to head encounters.
Birmingham were much more successful in recent history, though.
They won three on the spin against the Owls bagging seven goals and conceding just two in the process.
The Owls have a much better record in games at Hillsborough, though. They won 22, drew 5 and lost 9 of 36 home ties with the Blues.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham: Prediction
Both teams tightened things up significantly at the back in recent weeks. The hosts allowed only one goal in past three league affairs, while the Blues were even better and will come into this with three consecutive clean sheets kept.
Since the visitors failed to produce up front at the weekend and since they are favourites by the look at the league standings, we really do find the Under 2.5 goals FT to be just the way to go here. The draw is the most likable of three outcomes and we will alternatively back it at quite attractive 3.20 odds.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).