Following a defeat at Hull City despite a match dominance, Fulham will be heading to Birmingham City to redeem their title hopes at the City Birmingham Stadium. The match is scheduled for Saturday, 9th November with kick off at 18:00 GMT.
Scott Parker has come under heavy fire following the defeat at Hull City despite a spirited performance. The side dominated 75% of the match’s possession but ended up being defeater. Parker further defended his build up play and style. With only one shot on target, Fulham fell victim to a 3-0 late defeat.
It was a heated encounter between Birmingham City and Cardiff City which ended with a ruffle between the players. With the 4-2 defeat to Cardiff, Birmingham City were also charged for the melee by the players by FA.
Birmingham City on the other hand are currently at 12th in the Championship table with a total of 22 points. Head coach Pet Clotet has seen an improved in the performance on the team’s side with three wins in their last five matches.
Birmingham City vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both team have met 17 times with each side tying in terms of wins, losses and draws. Birmingham City have on 6 occasions with Fulham also picking up 6 wins. Both teams have lost to each other 6 times with five games ending in a draw.
Here is a look at the sides previous match results:
Birmingham 3-1 Fulham
Fulham 1-0 Birmingham
Birmingham 1-0 Fulham
Fulham 0-1 Birmingham
Birmingham 1-1 Fulham
Fulham 2-5 Birmingham
Fulham 1-1 Birmingham
Birmingham 1-2 Fulham
Birmingham City Team News
Center back Harlee Dean received a red card suspension which rules him out of the Saturday clash. Two players are also on the brink of suspension after picking up 4 yellow cards including center forward Alvaro Gimenez and central midfielder David Davis.
Fulham Team News
Goalkeeper Marek Rodak will be a doubt to feature in the fixture after serving a red card suspension late last month. Center forwards Aboubakae Kamara and Ivan Cavaleiro are highly likely to gain play time especially with the injury of talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The injury for the talisman has largely affected the attacking style of the team. The sides’ style of play and attacking ha come into question in the recent past.
Prediction and Odds
Fulham are under immense pressure to regain their glory days in the Premier League but lack attacking options. Birmingham City on the hand scrap off wins from weak tendencies of big team. Hence, it will be a low scoring game.
Draw – 3.44
Goals Under 2.5 – 1.87
Double Chance – 1.365
Both Teams to Score (No) – 2.105