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The Championship match at St. Andrew's Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Birmingham City lock horns with opponents Sheffield Wednesday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Birmingham City will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Sunderland.
In that match, Birmingham City had 40% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Birmingham City, goals were scored by Koji Miyoshi (30') and Dion Sanderson (57' Own goal). Sunderland got 22 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Jobe Bellingham (17') and Adil Aouchiche (76') scored for Sunderland.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Birmingham City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Birmingham City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 12 goals along the way.
Coming into this meeting, Birmingham City are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Millwall in Championship competition, Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Sheffield Wednesday managed 59% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Millwall got 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Murray Wallace (31'), George Saville (42'), Wes Harding (52') and Brooke Norton-Cuffy (72') scored for Millwall.
The forward players for Sheffield Wednesday have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six encounters, contributing the disappointing return of just 2. In those fixtures, The Owls have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 9. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sheffield Wednesday:
- have not lost to Birmingham City when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 27/10/2018 shows that Birmingham City have won 2 of these games and Sheffield Wednesday 1, with the number of draws standing at 3.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Blues and 7 for The Owls. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Championship match day 31 on 20/02/2021 when it ended Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Birmingham City.
In that game, Sheffield Wednesday had 46% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, Birmingham City got 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Scott Hogan (63') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Lee Mason.
Team News: Birmingham City
George Hall (Hamstring injury), Keshi Anderson (Hamstring injury) and Alfie Chang (Knee injury) are unavailable for Birmingham City boss Wayne Rooney.
We think that The Blues may well go for a 4-2-3-1 formation this time and select John Ruddy, Ethan Laird, Dion Sanderson, Emanuel Aiwu, Cody Drameh, Ivan Sunjic, Krystian Bielik, Koji Miyoshi, Juninho Bacuna, Siriki Dembélé and Jay Stansfield.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there is just a single fitness issue for the Sheffield Wednesday gaffer Danny Röhl to contend with. Juan Delgado (Hip injury) won’t be playing here.
We believe The Owls could decide to elect for a 3-4-2-1 system, giving starts to Cameron Dawson, Dominic Iorfa, Bambo Diaby, DiShon Bernard, Pol Valentin Sancho, George Byers, Barry Bannan, Reece James, Anthony Musaba, Djeidi Gassama and Bailey Cadamarteri.
We’ve got the feeling that Sheffield Wednesday will have a tough ask to hit the back of the net against this Birmingham City lineup who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re going for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Birmingham City at the end of this game.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's Stadium (29,409)
Captain: Dion Sanderson
Chairman: Thomas Wagner
Manager: Wayne Rooney
Competitions: Championship position 18
⭐ Star Player: Jay Stansfield
Regularly played in the Striker position, Jay Stansfield was born in Tiverton, England. After making a first senior appearance for Fulham in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 5 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 13 appearances.