Birmingham City have a date at home with West Bromwich Albion in their next Championship game. The hosts will be hoping to rise from the lower reaches, placed 18th with 35 points while West Brom are sixth on 44 points. Birmingham moved seven points above the relegation zone with a 4-3 win away to Swansea City, thanks to two stoppage time goals. This was Birmingham’s first win in six matches; they had five straight losses before. Eight of Birmingham’s last 10 league matches have had over 2.5 goals scored. They have conceded two or more goals in each of their last four league matches while in their last five, they only failed to score in one. Each of Birmingham’s last four matches has produced over 2.5 goals. At home in the league they have four losses in five matches.
West Bromwich Albion want to stay in the top six, and this match offers just that. They can actually go higher. They ended a two-match losing run with a 1-0 win at home to Coventry City, their first game in five that failed to hit over 2.5 goals. The Baggies have three clean sheets in the last five league matches and the loss to Burnley, which was expected, is just one of two defeats in their last 10 league matches. Away from home, West Brom have failed to score in one of their last five matches in the Championship.
West Bromwich Albion will go into this game as clear favorites, having managed three wins in their last five as compared to Birmingham’s one in the last five matches. A common occurrence in these two sides’ matches though is that they have been witnessing lots of goals. Our prediction for the Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion game is: Over 2.5 goals.