The battle to avoid league one is becoming a nightmare for Birmingham City on the final day of the Championship. The side will be put to the test as they play host at St.Andrew’s to side Derby County. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 9:30 pm.
The Blues have failed to register a win in their last 13 matches and remain two points above the relegation dropzone. Derby County also let go of their chance for contention for a top-six finish with a series of losses.
A poor season campaign for Birmingham City saw manager Pep Clotet let go of his role as the head coach. The impact of the situation could also get worse for the side on the final day of the championship.
City lost four of their last five matches following a 2-0 loss to Preston North. The side is currently praying the table stays the same on the final day. There is a chance for the eight teams in the rankings to be relegated on the final day.
Derby County fell victim to 3-1 loss to newly-promoted side Leeds United. The loss tainted the hopes of the side for a top-six finish and possibly playoffs. The Rams have only one away clean sheet in their entire season.
Birmingham City vs. Derby County Head to Head
Both sides have 24 games against each other with City taking home seven wins against eight wins by side Derby County. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Preston North End 2-0 Birmingham City
Birmingham City 1-1 Charlton Athletic
Stoke City 2-1 Birmingham City
Birmingham City 3-1 Swansea City
Fulham 1-0 Birmingham City
Derby County 1-3 Leeds United
Cardiff City 2-1 Derby County
Derby County 1-3 Brentford
West Brom 2-0 Derby County
Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Birmingham City Team News
Despite making a move to Borrusia Dortmund, midfielder Jude Bellingham will make his final appearance for the side. Absentees for the match include the likes of Jake-Clarke Salter and Josh McEachran. Interim manager Steve Spooner might have to recall winger Jeremiah Bela.
Derby County Team News
The Rams will be without the services of Tom Lawrence with the skipper picking up an injury during their loss to Leeds United. Jason Knight is keen on making an appearance on the finale with Max Lowe coming at left-back in place of Craig Forsyth.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Birmingham City to put up a show on their finale since it is a do or die for the side with league one on the horizon.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5