It’s a tasty Friday night clash under the floodlights at the Hawthorns as West Brom take on Birmingham in a Championship derby’ish.
Both sides might have bigger local rivals but this is set to be a cracking match-up with both sides in need of the points at either end of the table.
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- West Brom to win
- Under 2.5 goals
- Lukas Jutkiewicz to be booked
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West Brom v Birmingham Bet Builder Betting Tip:
West Brom to win
Victory here would see West Brom go into the weekend top of the Championship table and, on the back of an unbeaten start to the season at the Hawthorns, they look good value to take the three points.
Birmingham arrive here sitting in 16th spot in the table, having lost four of their last five, and having failed to even score in each of their last four games.
Under 2.5 goals
West Brom were gung-ho in the early part of the season – scoring plenty and also conceding plenty – but in recent weeks they’ve kept it tight at both ends.
We think a low-scoring West Brom victory looks on the cards here as just two of the Baggies’ past seven matches have produced three goals or more, while the Blues are struggling badly for goals.
Lukas Jutkiewicz to be booked
Jutkiewicz is averaging over 1.5 fouls per league match this season and was handed a yellow card against Nottingham Forest before the international break.
You can be sure he’ll be up for this one against Birmingham’s local rivals and he picked up a booking against West Brom the last time the Baggies were in the Championship.
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication.