West Brom vs Birmingham City Betting Preview – 29/03/2019

West Brom vs Birmingham City Betting Preview – 29/03/2019

West Brom vs Birmingham City

The Hawthorns will be home to both West Brom and Birmingham City this Friday, as the two Midlands sides go head-to-head for matchday 39 in the Championship. Since the dismissal of Darren Moore, West Brom have won both games under the management of James Shan and will be aiming to secure a third consecutive win. Garry Monk will be hoping he can steer his side’s form back on track, as Birmingham head into this fixture having lost their last four games on the bounce. The first meeting between these sides turned out to be a stalemate with neither able to get the upper hand as the fixture ended 1-1.

West Brom no longer finds themselves in the running for the Championship title with them trailing Norwich City by eleven points. However, with them nine points ahead of fifth place a top-four finish looks certain for the Baggies. West Brom entered the international break in good form after winning back-to-back games against Swansea City and Brentford. These consecutive wins came in the nick of time for West Brom, with them going three games without a win before beating Swansea. With the hosts holding the home advantage and boasting much better form than their opponents they look set to claim the three points and SkyBet is offering odds of 4/5 for them to do so.

James Shan will look to Jay Rodriguez to provide his sides main attacking threat on Friday, with the forward showing off his goalscoring ability this season. Rodriguez sits as his sides top goalscorer with 18 goals and can be backed to add to his tally, with Betway who are offering odds of 5/4. As well as securing back-to-back wins ahead of this fixture, the Baggies have picked up consecutive clean sheets. SkyBet has the hosts to secure their third consecutive clean sheet priced at 11/8.

Birmingham City head into this fixture in real need of a confidence booster with them losing their last four matches. This run of poor form has seen Garry Monk’s side fall down in 13th, as they head into matchday 39 and now sit seven points off the pace of the top six. Birmingham’s last victory came five games ago against Bristol City and since then they have suffered four defeats and more worryingly for Monk, they have failed to score a single goal. Their latest loss came to Preston North End who beat them 1-0. SkyBet has the travelling side priced at 7/2.

As mentioned above, Birmingham head into this fixture having scored no goals in their previous four games and Garry Monk will be looking to their top goalscorer, Che Adams to end his sides goalless streak. Che Adams has bagged 21 goals this season, 11 more than the next highest scoring player at Birmingham. Betway has the forward to score priced at 2/1. Or, if you fancy Birmingham to extend their goalless run to five straight games, Bet365 has them to score zero goals priced at 6/4.

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