West Brom vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 29th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
Birmingham has been hit with a nine-point deduction by the Federation, and the hoopla surrounding the issue has definitely taken its toll on their esteem and confidence. They lost the last four matches in a row, and worryingly, not in one of them could they manage a goal. With just eight rounds remaining in the competition, their playoff hopes have surely gone down the drain.
Meanwhile, West Brom has all but ensured a place in the post-season mix with their great attacking displays. Since match-day one, the team has enthralled fans with their fearless pursuits of goals. And it certainly has paid off. As of now, even a direct promotion to Premier League is not out of bounds for them.
West Brom vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four matches returned three West Brom wins and a draw.
- Six of the last nine wins belong to the teams that hosted the tie.
- Only once has West Brom failed to find the back of the net at home.
- Three of the last four encounters at this venue saw the hosts recording two or more goals.
West Brom vs Birmingham Prediction
First things first – Birmingham is in no mood for challenges. They have been hit with a massive nine-point deduction, and it has taken away their will to fight. With just 24 points remaining to play for, they don’t harbor any hope for qualification to the playoffs. Meanwhile, West Brom is actively in pursuit of a direct promotion spot, which sits just seven points above them as of now. They have already made a place in the playoffs almost sure.
Moreover, West Brom is at home, and have an offensive line to die for. On the other hand, Birmingham not only lost their last four straight games but failed to score a single goal in them as well. Also, the last four meetings between these teams returned three wins for West Brom, and the fourth one was drawn. And finally, only once has West Brom failed to score in front of their home crowd, and registered two or more in three of their last four attempts.
Expect a comfortable win for the hosts. There’s little chance for struggling Birmingham to record a goal, and for sure even if they do manage to find one, it won’t be the first one of the game.
West Brom vs Birmingham Betting Tips
West Brom to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).