Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion Match Preview & Best Odds

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It’s derby time in the West Midlands on Friday evening when Birmingham City lock horns with local rivals West Bromwich Albion in the Championship and as such, now is an excellent time to register with any of our featured UK and Irish bookmakers where you can benefit from a range of great Birmingham City free bets and other mouthwatering Championship promotions.

 

Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 8pm UK Time, Friday 6th October 2023

 

Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion both sit in the top half of the Championship table after ten rounds of fixtures and they go head-to-head at St Andrews on Friday evening.

Birmingham City boss John Eustace has been forced to endure some uncertainty regarding the takeover of the club throughout the summer as well as interest from Scottish Premiership side Rangers, however the locally-born manager is fully committed to staying at St Andrews for the foreseeable future despite the fact that his side have embarked upon a five-game winless run that has completely undone the solid results from earlier in the season.

A defeat away to Norwich City at the weekend was a third loss in four outings but Birmingham bounced back in emphatic fashion with a convincing 4-1 victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday evening. This triumph extended the Blues’ unbeaten run at St Andrews to five matches with just three goals leaked along the way and confidence will be high ahead of the visit of West Brom on Friday.

The Baggies are still searching for a new owner although despite this uncertainty regarding the future of the club, manager Carlos Corberan appears to have steadied the ship with a five-game unbeaten streak sending the side into promotion contention. Having drawn three on the bounce, West Brom claim maximum points from their meetings with Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday, while they have managed clean sheets in all-but-one of their last five outings with just two defeats in ten matches.

On the whole, Birmingham have enjoyed less consistency than West Brom in recent weeks but their 4-1 win over Huddersfield earlier this week has evened things up somewhat. On this basis, we envisage this meeting ending in a closely-fought and competitive stalemate with both sides adding to the scoreline.

 

Back a 1-1 draw at best odds of 11/2