Birmingham Predictions

Find the best betting odds and Championship predictions for all of Birmingham’s league fixtures below.

Birmingham City Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Birmingham. The club currently competes in the Championship, which is the second division in the English football pyramid. They have spent the vast majority of their history playing in the top two divisions of English football.

Birmingham currently plays their home matches at St. Andrew’s Stadium, which has a maximum capacity of up to 29,409 supporters each week. It has been the club’s home since 1906 and replaced their former home, Muntz Street, which had become too small to support the needs of the club. Prior to stadium regulations coming into place, St. Andrew’s could hold up to 75,000 spectators.

Birmingham’s biggest rivals are Aston Villa, against whom they compete in the Second City Derby.

Birmingham Honours

Birmingham may never have won the First Division league title in their history, but they have been crowned champions of the Second Division/Championship title four times in their history. They were promoted to the First Division as champions in the 1892/93, 1920/21, 1947/48 and 1954/55 seasons. They have been runners-up in the division a further seven times, as well as being the Play-Off winners in the 2001/02 season. In addition, Birmingham also won the Third Division title in the 1994/95 campaign, finishing four points ahead of runners-up Brentford and were promoted along with Play-Off winners Huddersfield.

The League Cup is a trophy that is close to the hearts of Birmingham supporters, who have seen their team win the trophy twice in their history. The first occasion came in 1963 when they beat their arch-rivals Aston Villa 3-1 in the final, back when it was contested over two legs. The second came in 2011 when, as huge underdogs, Birmingham defeated Arsenal 2-1 at Wembley in a season that later saw them relegated from the Premier League. Their trophy cabinet is complete with two Football League trophies and one Birmingham Senior Cup and Football League South apiece.

Birmingham History

Birmingham City was founded in 1875, originally as Small Heath Alliance. Their name has since changed three times, becoming Small Heath in 1888 and Birmingham in 1905, before finally becoming Birmingham City in 1943. They were founding members of the Football League Second Division in 1892, having competed in the Football Alliance as Small Heath before then. The 1955/56 season is regarded as one of the best in the club’s history as they achieved their highest-ever First Division finish of sixth place, while also reaching the FA Cup final for the second time, losing 3-1 to Manchester City at Wembley.

Birmingham have regularly floated between the top two divisions in English football, having experienced plenty of highs and lows through promotion and relegation. The lowest level they have competed at is the third tier of English football, which they have only played in for a handful of seasons. Since the turn of the Premier League era, Birmingham have had three separate but short spells in the top flight, having predominantly played in the Championship during this time period.