Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham prediction, odds & betting tips 09/02/2024

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Sheff Wed - Birmingham

England Championship - Hillsborough Stadium

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

We're bringing you our Championship predictions ahead of Friday night's clash between Sheff Weds and Birmingham at Hillsborough. Both of these teams are battling it out at the bottom end of the table but the visitors Birmingham hold a nine-point lead over their hosts and have a much better goal difference.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Draw

  • Three of the last six league meetings between these two clubs have ended in stalemates.
  • Birmingham have only lost once against Sheff Weds since 2018.

Another reason that we have backed a draw as our main prediction for this game is that Sheff Wed are without a win in their last six matches in all competitions but have drawn twice during that period.

Latest odds

Head to Head

25/11/23

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

1

20/02/21

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

17/10/20

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

1

22/02/20

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

3

3

27/11/19

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

1

Last Five - Sheff Wed

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

1

W

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

2

W

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

0

L

09/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

Last Five - Birmingham

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Birmingham

Birmingham

4

3

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Birmingham

Birmingham

3

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

W

09/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%
  • DRAW: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%
  • AWAY: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Sheffield Wednesday are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 43.5%, but we are predicting a close game between the two clubs. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Lee Gregory is the favourite to score in this game at 9/4 (3.25) which has a probability of 30.8%, while both Ike Ugbo and Michael Smith are priced at 5/2 (3.50) to score on Friday night with a probability of 28.6%.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-1

  • Three of the last six encounters between Sheff Wed and Birmingham have ended in score draws.
  • Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in five of the last seven league meetings between Sheff Wed and Birmingham.
  • Four of Birmingham's last six matches have ended with both teams scoring.

Here are our predictions for Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham in the Championship

Sheffield Wednesday vs Birmingham team news

Sheff Wed

The Owls made the trip to the John Smith's Stadium last weekend but probably wish they had stayed at home. Despite both teams going in goalless at the break, Huddersfield scored four goals in the second forty-five to win the match 4-0, the second away game on the run that Wednesday have conceded four goals.

Callum Paterson, John Buckley and Dominic Iorfa are the three main injury concerns for the hosts this weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Beadle (GK), Palmer, Ihiekwe, Pedersen, Valentín, Bernard, Bannan, Smith, Ugbo, Musaba & Gassama

Birmingham

Birmingham were away at promotion-chasing West Brom in their last league game. This match looked like it was going to end goalless, which would have been a good point for the visitors, but the Baggies scored a late winner which keeps Birmingham on thirty-two points.

Dion Sanderson, John Ruddy, Cody Drameh, Alfie Chang and George Hall could all miss the trip to Hillsborough on Friday due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Etheridge (GK), Long, Buchanan, Laird, Pritchard, Šunjić, Miyoshi, Bielik, Dozzell, Dembélé & Stansfield

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed
4-4-2
10
Barry Bannan
gb
23
Akin Famewo
gb
36
Ian Poveda
gb
44
Mohamed Diaby
fr
14
Pol Valentu00edn
es
17
Di'Shon Bernard
jm
41
Djeidi Gassama
fr
42
Bailey Tye Cadamarteri
gb
26
James Beadle
gb
12
Ike Ugbo
ca
18
Marvin Johnson
gb
Substitutes
25
Guilherme Leal Siqueira
br
7
Mallik Wilks
gb
20
Michael Ihiekwe
gb
45
Anthony Musaba
nl
2
Liam Palmer
gb
4
Will Vaulks
gb
3
Kristian Pedersen
dk
47
Pierce Charles
gb
24
Michael Smith
gb

Birmingham

Birmingham
4-2-3-1
19
Jordan James
gb
3
Lee Buchanan
gb
9
Scott Hogan
ie
26
Kevin Long
ie
2
Ethan Laird
gb
1
Neil Etheridge
ph
34
Ivan Sunjic
hr
17
Siriki Dembele
gb
16
Andre Dozzell
gb
7
Juninho Bacuna
cw
6
Krystian Bielik
pl
Substitutes
48
Bradley Mayo
gb
4
Marc Roberts
gb
11
Koji Miyoshi
jp
8
Tyler Roberts
gb
12
Cody Drameh
gb
28
Jay Stansfield
gb
14
Keshi Anderson
gb
13
Paik Seung-Ho
kr
20
Gary Gardner
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Juninho Bacuna

Birmingham midfielder, Juninho Bacuna has been one of the club's most consistent players in what has been a tough season for the club.

The Curacao international has chipped in with five league goals this season and has been the club's most creative player with five assists, so you can see why we have picked out the 26-year-old as our player to watch on Friday night.

We expect Birmingham to get something out of this game and wouldn't be surprised if Bacuna either set up a goal or scored one himself.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.