Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City Predictions & Betting Odds – 27th November 2019

More away misery for the Blues

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 27th November 19.45pm

Garry Monk goes up against one of his former clubs on Wednesday, as Sheffield Wednesday host Pep Clotet’s Birmingham City at Hillsborough in the EFL Championship. The Owls are on the search for their first win in five, while the Blues have failed to win any of their previous five away from St Andrew’s. This promises to be an intriguing fixture, but who will come out on top in the Steel City in midweek?

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City Betting Odds*

Sheffield Wednesday 19/20
Draw 23/10
Birmingham City 16/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2019 at 17:05 p.m.)
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Sheffield Wednesday News and Form – First win in five for the Owls?

Garry Monk started life at Hillsborough in fine fettle, guiding the club to four wins from his first seven games in charge. Unfortunately for the Owls, their form has dipped in recent weeks, as they are without a win in four (two draws, two defeats).

Wednesday put up a brave fight against leaders West Bromwich Albion last weekend, eventually falling to a narrow defeat at The Hawthorns. A second-half Steven Fletcher penalty cancelled out Hal Robson-Kanu’s early opener, but Charlie Austin’s penalty with just two minutes to go won the points for the Baggies.

 

Both teams to score
Yes9/10
No4/5

Bet at 22Bet

 

Despite their patchy form in recent weeks, Wednesday have yet to lose at home under Monk. In fact, only Queens Park Rangers, back in August, have left Hillsborough with maximum points this season. Having drawn two on the spin at home, Wednesday will be desperate for all three points in midweek.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City Head to Head

On New Year’s Day 11 months ago, the duo drew 1-1 at Hillsborough

Birmingham beat Wednesday 3-1 at St Andrew’s last term, with Connor Mahoney, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Che Adams getting the goals

The Blues have won three of the last four, drawing the other

The Owls’ last victory in this fixture came in February 2017

 

Key-Facts – Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City

  • Wednesday have lost only once at home in league action this season
  • Birmingham have lost six of their nine Championship away matches
  • The Blues have shipped 16 away goals so far

 

Birmingham City News and Form – Blues’ away woes to continue in Sheffield?

Only Wigan Athletic and Luton Town have lost more away games (seven) than Birmingham City (six) this term. Since beating Charlton Athletic 1-0 at The Valley back in mid-September, the Blues have taken a solitary point from five away fixtures.

However, that point did come in their last away match, as Pep Clotet’s side battled to a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium last weekend. Despite going a goal down in Yorkshire, Lukas Jutkiewicz’s strike 12 minutes from time earned Birmingham their first point on the road for over two months.

If the Blues can sort out their away form, City could be dark horses for a top six spot, as their results at St Andrew’s have been solid. However, Wednesday’s fixture will be another stern test for Birmingham.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City Tips & Odds

Sheffield Wednesday to win -1 at 12/5
2-0 correct score – Sheffield Wednesday at 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2019 at 17:10 p.m.)

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham City Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday win: After beating Stoke City 1-0 just over a month ago, the Owls were flying in the table, with that win putting them just three points off the top in third place. However, Wednesday have taken a mere two points from an available 12 since then – they now find themselves down in ninth.

Birmingham sit 15th at the moment, winning seven, drawing two and losing eight of their opening 17 matches. City may have battled to a draw at Huddersfield last time out, but I can only see one winner in this one. Put some money on the home side to win -1 at 12/5.

Wednesday have picked up eight league and cup victories this term, with six of those coming with clean sheets. I’m backing the Owls to get another shutout in a comfortable 2-0 home win (15/2) on Wednesday.


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