English Championship: Game Week 10
Stadium: St Andrew's Stadium
3rd October 2023
Birmingham City will welcome Huddersfield Town at St Andrew's Stadium in Game Week 10 of the English Championship. The home side are on a six-game winless streak in the league. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Birmingham City form
After playing to a goalless draw against Queens Park Rangers in their last game at St. Andrews, Birmingham City had a week-long break before their next match. Unfortunately, they were eliminated from the EFL Cup by Cardiff. Despite having enough time to prepare, they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Norwich City on Saturday, conceding two goals in just 15 minutes after halftime. This loss adds to their recent away defeats against Watford and Preston North End, as they have only accumulated four points on the road this season. However, they have had better performances on their home ground and hope to break their winless streak in their upcoming midweek game.
On Tuesday, Birmingham will strive to not lose in all five of their opening home games of the season, a feat they have achieved only once in the past ten years, five years ago. With two wins and two draws in games played in the second city, they currently hold a mid-table position in the Championship standings, two points above Huddersfield. As they host local rivals West Bromwich Albion on Friday, these consecutive home fixtures present an opportunity for them to move up in the rankings.
Birmingham City Predicted Lineup
Ruddy; Drameh, Sanderson, Long, Longelo; Bielik, Bacuna; Burke, Stansfield, Miyoshi; Hogan
Huddersfield Town form
Huddersfield has only lost one of their last five matches against Birmingham City, which was a 2-1 defeat last season. Additionally, Huddersfield has never been beaten in consecutive visits to Birmingham City since November 2000. This historical precedent, combined with their recent form, is in their favor. The draw against Ipswich Town last Saturday ensured that Huddersfield remained undefeated throughout September. They are currently on a three-game unbeaten run away from home, which is their best streak since early last year. Huddersfield began the Darren Moore era with a thrilling draw against Coventry City and returned to the John Smith's Stadium for their first match since former manager Neil Warnock left. Unfortunately, they were denied their first victory under Moore as Ipswich equalized in the 87th minute. Despite dropping two points, Huddersfield is still two points above the relegation zone after nine games played. With their unbeaten streak now at five, they can approach their upcoming matches with confidence, including the clash with Moore's former club Sheffield Wednesday.
Huddersfield Town Predicted Lineup
Nicholls; Pearson, Helik, Ruffels; Thomas, Rudoni, Hogg, Wiles, Headley; Koroma, Burgzorg
Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town Expert Tips
Both teams have not performed well in the attacking third this season, with both averaging approximately one goal per game. Therefore, a single goal could be the deciding factor in Tuesday's match. Despite Birmingham City facing numerous injuries, they can take advantage of their strong performance at home to finally secure a victory, resulting in Darren Moore experiencing his first defeat as Huddersfield manager. We expect less than 2.5 goals in the game with only one of the teams scoring.