Birmingham City welcome Sheffield Wednesday to St Andrew’s Stadium for Saturday’s Championship meeting. Garry Monk’s side have managed to find a winning run after frequent draws and are in close quarters to the playoff positions. Wednesday are lying one point below Birmingham in the bottom half of the standings after suffering back-to-back losses. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham secured their third straight victory as they picked up a 2-1 win over Reading. They are now unbeaten in 10 matches in the Championship, but only four of those have resulted in victories.
Sheffield, meanwhile, have witnessed a downslide in terms of league form with successive defeats. Their most recent encounter saw them suffer a disappointing 3-0 loss on the road to Queens Park Rangers.
The last meeting between the sides was at the Hillsborough Stadium in February when Birmingham sealed a 3-1 win. The previous encounter at St Andrew’s also went in their favour by a 1-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win for Birmingham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Birmingham City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Wednesday are 4.50 for an away win but this is an outcome we don’t favour after their defensive lapses at QPR. The visitors were guilty of losing possession of the ball on a number of occasions and such kind of form may hamper them versus Birmingham, who are presently in an impressive run of form. Birmingham are currently unbeaten in 12 league matches at home. Our preview expects Birmingham to seal another victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Birmingham City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Sheffield Wednesday draw odds: 3.75
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Since the start of October, Birmingham have patched up a winning run and they have averaged 2.5 points per game in the four matches played. Wednesday’s form has been rather mixed with an average of just one point garnered in every league game this month. Wednesday should score with the likes of Lucas Joao upfront but Birmingham should still have the edge with a winning momentum by their side. Our correct score prediction fancies a Birmingham City 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Birmingham City 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Despite patching up an unbeaten run, Birmingham have regularly conceded at least one goal and this has contributed to high-scoring matches. This has been the trend with Sheffield as well with each of the previous four games witnessing three or more goals with no shutouts. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lukas Jutkiewicz has been in stunning form for Birmingham over the past five matches where he has found the scoresheet on six occasions. In this period, he has opened the scoring on one occasion with 50% of his shots testing the opposition goalkeeper. The 29-year-old has netted twice in six league meetings against Wednesday. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jutkiewicz.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lukas Jutkiewicz at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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