Tip Birmingham - West Brom
Birmingham City have again made a slow start to their season with only four points from their first six league games and no wins to date. Even worse there's the threat of a 12-point deduction for breaching financial fairplay rules. They host neighbours West Bromwich Albion in this Friday fixture with their opponents ninth in the table, though a win here will take them up to third. The home side have drawn four of their six games so far and only scored four goals. They have failed to score in five of their seven games this season (they lost 2-0 to Reading in the Carabao Cup) and their last two home league matches have both ended goalless. All three home league games have been drawn this season
West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the Premier League last season and this is their first league meeting with Birmingham since 2011. They are ninth in the Championship with ten points from their six games with three wins, a draw and two defeats. West Brom have won three of their last four league games, the other being a loss away at second-placed Middlesbrough. Three away games have produced a win, a draw and that loss to Boro. Albion have won their last three games against Birmingham City and can make it four with an away win here.
Key points Birmingham - West Brom
Birmingham City are yet to win a league game this season.
Birmingham have failed to score in five of their seven games this season.
West Brom have won three of their last four league games.
Conclusion Birmingham - West Brom
Birmingham City have plenty of problems at the moment with no league games and the possibility they might end up on minus points. They are struggling for goals and their last two home games have both ended goalless. They take on a West Brom side who have scored 15 league goals and won three of their last four league matches. They have been in a higher division than their opponents for a long time and will want to show their superiority (the fans even more so). Go for an away win in this game.
Birmingham West Brom Prediction published on September 11, 2018