West Brom vs Birmingham prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/02/2024

West Brom
03/02/24 - 15:00

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Birmingham

West Brom - Birmingham

England Championship - The Hawthorns

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

A Midlands derby takes centre stage in the Championship this weekend with West Bromwich Albion aiming to stay in the top six when Birmingham City heads to The Hawthorns with the Blues still struggling.

West Brom vs Birmingham prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – West Brom to win

  • West Brom are in fifth right now with 13 wins on the board and a sensational defensive tally of 27 goals let in, which is only bettered by Leicester City and Leeds United
  • The Baggies actually beat Leeds just over a month ago and followed this up with 4-1 wins over Aldershot Town and Blackburn Rovers

We have also decided to back West Brom because of Birmingham’s terrible season to this point. Although they have improved under Tony Mowbray, the club’s three wins in 15 games under Wayne Rooney still puts them in the bottom half of the table.

The Blues are down in 20th with just a seven-point gap on the 22nd-placed Queens Park Rangers and have let in 44 goals, scored 34 and lost 12 times.

Latest West Brom vs Birmingham odds

Head to Head

06/10/23

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

West Brom

West Brom

3

1

10/02/23

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

West Brom

West Brom

2

0

14/09/22

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

3

03/04/22

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

West Brom

West Brom

1

0

15/10/21

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

0

Last Five - West Brom

17/05/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

West Brom

West Brom

3

1

L

12/05/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

West Brom

West Brom

0

0

D

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

West Brom

West Brom

0

3

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

West Brom

West Brom

3

0

L

22/04/24

Others Others

Liverpool

Liverpool

West Brom

West Brom

0

0

D

Last Five - Birmingham

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

1

D

20/04/24

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Rotherham

Rotherham

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

0

D

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

3

W

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%
  • DRAW: 29/10 (3.9) – 25.6%
  • AWAY: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the over 2.5 goals alongside our West Brom vs Birmingham betting tips.

Although we backed the Baggies to win, West Brom did lose to Birmingham in a game that saw over 2.5 goals a few months ago. On the other hand, West Brom have managed to win with over 2.5 goals four times since that defeat and they have a fantastic record on home soil this season.

West Brom vs Birmingham prediction – Other tips

West Brom to win and BTTS-No

  • Birmingham have scored only 34 goals this season from 28 games and have now lost 12 times in the league and suffered a 3-0 defeat to Leicester
  • West Brom have netted 40 goals scored and have the third-best defensive record of 27 let in

Brandon Thomas-Asante to score anytime

  • With 10 goals in 28 games, ​​Brandon Thomas-Asante is the top scorer for West Brom
  • This sees a ratio of 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and a goal conversion percentage of 25%

West Brom vs Leicester Lineups

West Brom

Darly Dike is a doubt for West Brom, while Diangana and Sami Ajayi are away on international duty. Josh Maja and Matty Phillips are out alongside Okay Yokuslu.

Predicted Lineup: Palmer (GK), Townsend, Kipre, Bartley, Furlong, Reach, Chalobah, Mowatt, Wallace, Swift, Thomas-Asante

Birmingham

Cody Drameh is back in action now, but it seems as if John Ruddy is fit to play in goal. Alfie Chang, Marc Roberts and Sanderson are also sidelined.

Predicted Lineup: Ruddy (GK), Buchanan, Bielik, Anderson, Drameh, Sunjic, James, Dembele, Bacuna, Miyoshi, Stansfield

West Brom

West Brom
4-2-3-1
24
Alex Palmer
gb
21
Brandon Thomas-Asante
gh
27
Alex Mowatt
gb
7
Jed Wallace
gb
3
Conor Townsend
gb
19
John Swift
gb
4
Cedric Kipre
fr
2
Darnell Furlong
gb
31
Tom Fellows
gb
35
Okay Yokuslu
tr
5
Kyle Bartley
gb
Substitutes
15
Erik Pieters
nl
23
Mikey Johnston
ie
37
Harry Whitwell
gb
26
Pipa
es
25
Callum Marshall
gb
33
Josh Griffiths
gb
12
Daryl Dike
us
17
Andreas Weimann
at
14
Nathaniel Chalobah
gb

Birmingham

Birmingham
4-2-3-1
1
Neil Etheridge
ph
28
Jay Stansfield
gb
3
Lee Buchanan
gb
2
Ethan Laird
gb
29
Alex Pritchard
gb
17
Siriki Dembele
gb
34
Ivan Sunjic
hr
11
Koji Miyoshi
jp
16
Andre Dozzell
gb
26
Kevin Long
ie
6
Krystian Bielik
pl
Substitutes
19
Jordan James
gb
9
Scott Hogan
ie
8
Tyler Roberts
gb
13
Paik Seung-Ho
kr
44
Emanuel Aiwu
at
4
Marc Roberts
gb
14
Keshi Anderson
gb
7
Juninho Bacuna
cw
48
Bradley Mayo
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Brandon Thomas-Asante

Brandon Thomas-Asante has bagged himself 10 goals and two assists so far and has been West Brom’s standout player. This has seen him rack up a 25% goals conversion record.


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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.