Birmingham City will take on West Bromwich Albion in the West Midlands Derby on Friday night when the Championship resumes play. The match will take place at St. Andrews. We have provided you with a preview of the game as well as our top picks for wagering on this occasion
Birmingham vs West Brom Tips
Birmingham City (5/2) ended a run of five straight losses, with a stunning comeback 4-3 win against Swansea on Saturday.
The result lifted the Blues up to the relative safety of 18th in the table and away from the relegation zone for the time being.
Next up, they have a really tough looking derby match against in form West Bromwich Albion (21/20).
The Baggies will be buoyed by the fact their manager Carlos Corberan has signed a new long term contract and warded off any interest from his former employers, Leeds United.
The Spaniard has done an incredible job since coming to the West Midlands, picking up ten wins in his last 12 Championship games.
John Eustace is boosted by the return of four of his Blues squad (Reda Khadra, Harlee Dean, Troy Deeney and George Hall), meaning he has a virtually full squad to choose from for the first time this season.
Carlos Corberan, meanwhile is missing Alex Palmer, Matt Phillips, Kyle Bartley and Kean Bryan, who are all on the injured list.
West Brom to win – 21/20
The Baggies are on a tear right now and their stunning run of form has lifted them from the relegation battle slap bang into the play-off places.
Birmingham had a big win on Saturday but their form prior to that was awful.
Corberan’s men should have enough to win this one.
Brandon Thomas-Asante first goal scorer – 9/2
The ex-Salford man has hit the ground running, since his £300k move in the summer.
The 24-year-old has five goals in just nine starts and should be selected to start here.
Betfred are running their famed Double Delight/ Hat-trick Heaven Promotion on this match, meaning should the forward score first and then go on to score a second, you will be paid at double the odds (9/1). Should he score a 3rd, you would be paid at triple the odds (27/2).
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