West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City Betting Tip Home Win -1 – 15 October 2021

Big three points for Baggies

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West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City
15th October 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/4 odds taken 1208 GMT, Thursday 14 October

Midlands duo West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City go head-to-head at The Hawthorns this Friday night in the EFL Championship. Victory for the home side will lift them back to the summit before the others play over the weekend. After suffering their first league loss of the campaign last time out, the Baggies will be desperate to bounce back with three points at the first time of asking. We have the latest odds and top tips in our in-depth betting preview.

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West Bromwich Albion Preview – Can the Baggies bounce back with a win?

Valerien Ismael has made a positive impact at The Hawthorns since arriving from Barnsley in the summer. After their opening ten Championship matches, the Baggies had picked up six wins and four draws and were top of the league.

Just before the international break, West Brom suffered their first league loss of the season. It was a tight game at the bet365 Stadium against Stoke City, but Michael O’Neill’s men nicked it thanks to a late Nick Powell goal.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score – No

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(odds taken 1420 GMT, Thursday 14 October)

West Brom are unbeaten at home in the league this season, picking up wins against Luton Town, Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers, and drawing with Millwall and Derby County. Will they get maximum points from this one?

Birmingham City Preview – Will the Blues suffer a fifth loss in six games?

Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham City have made an indifferent start to their Championship campaign. After 11 matches played, the Blues have won three, drawn three and lost five. They currently occupy 16th position on 12 points.

Since a 2-0 home victory over Derby County on 10th September, Birmingham have taken just one point from a possible 15. During that run, they have drawn with Preston North End and lost to Fulham, Peterborough United, QPR and Nottingham Forest.

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City have taken one point from their previous three away games, failing to score in the last two. This will be another tough test on the road for Bowyer and his boys.


West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City Betting Advice

These two last met when football returned in June 2020, with the game at The Hawthorns ending in a goalless draw. Earlier in the season, West Brom won 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at St Andrew’s, with Charlie Austin coming off the bench to score two late goals.

West Brom have an excellent recent record in this fixture. Birmingham’s last victory over the Baggies was in the Championship back in 2006, with Gary McSheffrey netting a brace in a 2-0 Blues success.


Key Facts – West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City Betting Tip

  • West Brom will move back to the top with a win
  • The Baggies have won six of their 11 league matches
  • Birmingham have taken one point from the last 15 on offer


After the disappointment in Stoke two weeks ago, West Brom will be eager to bounce back with a win in front of their home supporters this Friday night. Albion should be too strong for the struggling Blues, so take a punt on the hosts to win -1 at 6/4.

Karlan Grant has been in good goal-scoring form of late, netting three times in his last three outings for West Brom. Back Grant to open the scoring in this one at 5/1.


The best betting odds for West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City

West Bromwich Albion to win: 11/20 at Bet365
Draw: 16/5 at Bet365
Birmingham City to win: 19/4 at Bet365