Match: Birmingham vs West Brom
League: England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham)
Birmingham vs West Brom: Birmingham is certainly a formidable opponent for any team in the championship, and this is especially the case when they have the advantage at home.
After missing a promotion last season, West Brom has made its mission to reach the top end at all costs. This determination, associated with the indomitable form of the team, chooses them as favorites.
Birmingham also had the advantage of a local on the last day and failed to obtain a significant result. They had played with the QPR hosts and conceded two unanswered goals to give the guests three points.
Meanwhile, West Brom faced a setback in its attempt to ascend, as they had a 1-1 draw on the road in the same week of the game.
They had hooked the horns with Wigan and did their best to guide the game in another routine victory. However, Sam Johnstone’s goal in the 50th minute put the visitors under pressure. They were able to match later, but the greater confidence of the local team helped them fight for the tie.
Next weekend, the respective form of the teams will be the first pointer, to determine the winner. Keep in mind that West Brom is on an undefeated run of eleven games, and has lost only two games in its last twenty-five games.
They also won six of their seven previous general fights and scored two or more goals in six of their last nine games. And impressively, along the way, they have only lost once during this season, and that has collided with the first players on the table, Leeds.
On the other hand, Birmingham has a victory to show in its previous seven games and has not won in its three appearances before the public.
The most important thing is that West Brom has a 100% undefeated record against this opponent in the past 13 years, and has scored twice or more in four of his previous five games.
In addition, West Brom currently ranks second, with the same number of points as Leeds, the best. In addition, the former have an advantage of 11 points over the third, Fulham, and are the first to obtain a direct promotion at the end of their campaign.
Given these observations, correctly count on the leader West Brom to reach the top with three points after ninety minutes.
On that same note, let’s consider how defensively organized West Brom has been this season, and especially recently. The most they conceded in a match away from home this campaign is a goal, and their defense was violated only once in the previous five trips.
On top of that, Birmingham has failed to score in two of their last three home games.
Given all these factors combined, it is very unlikely that the visitors will yield at the beginning of the match, which will hamper their chances of winning.