MAfter letting the top spot in the Championship go, West Brom will be looking to redeem their title hopes at the West Bromwich Albion Football Club. The side plays host to side Birmingham City with the match scheduling for 14th March with kickoff at 15:30 GMT.
A 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic and a 0-0 draw to Swansea City was enough to see Coach Bilic’s side lose top spot in the table to Leeds. The side is currently one point clear off the Yorkshire club, with both with a game in hand.
The side under a scintillating form in their last month winning five of their seven league games. However, the troubles at the club are proving costly for the side. The side is six points clear of third-placed, with the Baggies keen on extending their gap in the table.
Birmingham City, on the other hand, is currently 16th on the Championship table with 42 points. The side is eight points clear of the relegation battle but faces stiff competition from side Stoke City.
What do we expect during the weekend? With a couple of injury boosts for the side, we expect a spirited fight from West Brom in a bid to regain their top spot.
West Brom vs. Birmingham City Head to Head
Both sides have met on nine different occasions with West Brom picking up five wins. Birmingham City has only one win against West Brom. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the Championship:
Birmingham City 2-3 West Brom
West Brom 3-2 Birmingham City
Birmingham City 1-1 West Brom
Birmingham City 1-2 West Brom
Birmingham City 1-3 West Brom
West Brom 3-1 Birmingham City
West Brom 1-1 Birmingham City
Birmingham City 2-0 West Brom
West Brom Team News
Most importantly, Coach Bilic contends with an injury boost, especially with the return of Grady Diangana, making a return to full-field training. The 21-year-old stepped up his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury after featured in training with his teammates. The young star provided five goals and five assists in his 21 games for the club.
Birmingham City Team News
Coach Pep Clotet sets to benefit from an injury boost with the return of Jeremie Bela from injury. The winger remained on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury in their 2-2 draw against Queen Park Rangers.
Prediction and Odds
West Brom is on a mission to return to the top spot in the table, with a number of injuries boosts ahead of the match.
West Brom win
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