Sunderland vs Birmingham City
England: EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd December 2017
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Stadium of light (Sunderland).
This game is a huge six-pointer. Both Sunderland and Birmingham are struggling for survival and will be trying their best to get a positive result.
Sunderland rised their heads above the water. The team finally climbed out of the danger zone with a victory over Fulham. Maja scored the only goal earning a very important 3 points for his team. This was the first victory at home this season coming at the halfway line of the season. Now the Black Cats have another chance at home. They will be looking to exploit Birmingham’s poor run of overall form and push themselves further ahead.
Birmingham used to struggle on the road and pick most of their points at home. Now the team looks trouble even at their own ground and with the current poor run no wonder they are at the very bottom of the table. Their fans saw another defeat at home last week against a team from the lower part of the table. The Blues are currently looking to lack any idea on how to win their games. They find it hard to keep clean sheets and even harder to score.
Sunderland vs Birmingham: Predictions
Sunderland will be the active side in this match up. They are playing aat home and will be looking to take advantage. Birmingham struggles heavily on the road. The Blues are defending decently well but lack goalscoring potential.
Most of their games away from home have seen under 2.5 goals which indicates their style. They will try to limit Sunderland’s chances and try to hit on the counter. Still the hosts are more likely to do something in this game with the home advantage and Birmingham’s atrocious away form.
Sunderland vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
BTTS: yes at 1.91.
Sunderland vs Birmingham: Head-to-head
First league meeting between the sides since 2011 and first in all competitions since the cup meeting in 2014. Sunderland won 3-0 in their last meeting.
The teams share 2 wins each and a draw from the five meetings.
Sunderland are unbeaten in the last four meetings with Birmingham, 3 wins and 1 draw.