West Brom vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 June 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns.
The Baggies are currently placed second in the table, in possession of a direct-promotion ticket to the Premier League. After reaching so close last season to achieving their dream of playing in the top flight, the team know the value of a top-two finish.
Meanwhile, the Blues are one of only three teams to stay winless in the past five league games. They are placed in bottom half of the table, and this practically rules them out of contention for the playoff spots.
On top of that, they might not be too motivated due to their buffer of points over the relegation cut-off. Considering all these factors, along with the h2h superiority of Baggies over the years, the basic expectation is a win for West Brom.
West Brom vs Birmingham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Baggies had won five of the past six encounters.
- The Blues conceded two or more goals in five of the past six meetings.
- It’s been 14 years since the Baggies have lost a game against this opponent.
- Since 2000, not once have the guests have kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- Since 2010, the home team have scored three or more goals in all of their clashes at this ground.
West Brom vs Birmingham: Prediction
The Baggies were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road by Swansea. In a relatively silent fixture, either team did try to slot in a goal all through the ninety minutes – only to settle for a single point each at final whistle.
Meanwhile, the Blues lost 1-3 at home the past match-day, against Reading. The home team did score the first goal. However, the guests fired in three unanswered goals in the second half, to swing the match in their favor.
Quite easily it could be said that the Baggies are the favorites this weekend. They are placed second in the table with a lead of six points, and they have been on a mission to get promoted for the past few seasons.
Under no circumstance will they drop any unnecessary point. On the other hand, the Blues are winless in their preceding six overall fixtures, and were so in 16 of their previous 21 road trips.
On top of that, over the years the Baggies have had a dominating h2h record over this opponent, and this has been particularly overwhelming in the past few years.
Considering these stats, it’s determined that West Brom are about to deliver a convincing win this weekend.
West Brom vs Birmingham: Betting Tips
West Brom to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: West Brom/ West Brom @ 2.50 (3/2).