Birmingham vs. West Brom Betting Tips: Back The Baggies on Friday night
Live on Sky Sports on Friday night, Birmingham City take on West Bromwich Albion and here at BettingOdds.com, we’ve provided you with our best bets for the game.
Birmingham vs West Brom Odds
Birmingham are currently 18th in the Championship table on 35 points after they came out 4-3 winners away at Swansea last weekend in a second-tier thriller. All is not well at St Andrews with a section of the fans planning further protests against the club’s Hong Kong-based holding company, Birmingham Sports Holdings.
Carlos Corberan put to bed rumours of him going to Leeds United by signing a new contract with the Baggies until 2027 on Tuesday. West Brom sit just inside the play-off spots in sixth in the table, but three points here would see them leapfrog Watford into fifth.
The bookmakers have made the visitors the favourites to come away with a win, with 21/20 on show from bet365 and various other betting sites. The draw can be backed at 12/5 with a home win for Birmingham offered at 11/4.
Birmingham vs West Brom Tips
For our first selection on Friday, we are backing the Baggies to come away with all three points. Carlos Corberan’s side have won ten of their last 12 league matches, with their latest victory coming via a 1-0 scoreline against Coventry City thanks to a goal from Grady Diangana.
Prior to their win over Swansea last weekend, Birmingham had lost five Championship games on the bounce. The Blues have won just two of their last 10 league outings and the atmosphere around the stadium could well turn toxic if they put in a poor showing here. At just above even money at 21/20, backing the visitors feels like the logical play here.
With this selection being with bet365 it means if The Baggies go ahead by two goals at any point in the game, our bet will be a winner thanks to bet365’s ‘Two goals ahead early payout’ offer
We’ll also be siding with West Brom’s Jed Wallace to have Over 1.5 shots on target in the game, once again with bet365. Wallace has recorded 22 more shots than any other player for West Brom this season (62), with 23 of those hitting the target.
Against Coventry last weekend, Wallace let off seven shots and looking back at his figures this season when it comes to hitting the target, he has cleared the Over 1.5 line in seven Championship matches this season. With this in mind, 9/2 looks a fair price to him to do so again against a Birmingham side who have conceded 12 goals in their last four league matches.