BIRMINGHAM RAYS CARDS. Birmingham was severely punished by the FA – deducting 9 points and suddenly found himself very close to the relegation zone. On Saturday he was quite successful in defeating Leeds 1-0. On Wednesday will host the second candidate for direct promotion – Sheffield Utd. Will this aspirant for the Premier League game leave points on St. Andrews Zilety do not like visiting this object, usually they come back from there on the shield.
- Birmingham – Maikel Kieftenbeld will not play for nine months due to a knee injury. Gary Gardner is uncertain about this match. Birmingham made a big surprise on Saturday defeating Leeds. Two home wins in a row this team has not recovered since October. Before the victory over Leeds, Garry Monk’s players scored a series of 5 defeats in a row. Now their advantage over the relegation zone is 5 points.
- Sheffield Utd. – the participation in this match of Jack O’Connell is uncertain. After suspension, Gary Madine returns. After yesterday’s Leeds victory in Preston, Chris Wilder’s players have to win at St.Andrews to return to the second place in the table. On Saturday Sheffield Utd. also conquered Preston by winning there 1-0. It was the fourth consecutive away match without a missed goal.
Forecast: St.Andrews is a very difficult area for Sheffield Utd, he lost 4 games in a row without scoring a goal. Sheffield Utd. he certainly has a debt of gratitude to Birmingham for their victory over Leeds. However, tonight he has to prove that he deserves direct promotion to the Premier League. Recently, there are few goals scored on St.Andrews, scores below 2.5 goals in each of the last three games. Sheffield Utd. he has not lost any of the last 6 away games, and has not lost a goal since four meetings in the delegation. In the last four away games with Sheffield Utd. only three goals were scored. Proposed bets: below 2.5 gola – odds 1.7 / win Sheffield Utd. – course 2.2.