West Bromwich will face Birmingham at The Hawthorns, in West Bromwich, in the English Championship 39th Round. West Bromwich against Birmingham is the match with the big interest after their last match in Championship. Review our thoughts on this match below.
West Bromwich Albion this season is fighting for a chance to play in Premier League next season. Albion already won 19, lost 9 and have drawn 10 games in 38 matches. Only 8 games are left until the end of the season, however, they stay strong at the 4th position. West Brom has 9 points difference with nearest follower Middlesbrough. They have bigger chances to get up higher than drop their position, as they have 6 points difference with Leeds United at 3rd position. Their main goal of the season is to play till the end and play in Premier League next season.
Jay Rodriguez (ex Southampton player) and Gayle Dwight (ex Newcastle player) are leading by scored goals. They both already scored 34 goals and made 7 assists. This is one of the best results in Championship combining two one team players. In total West Brom Albion is the second most resultative team with 72 goals, only Norwich have scored more – 77. However, they are facing troubles with defense, as they have conceded 48 goals. The Baggies are not showing best form last rounds, as at home they have won only 1 game in last 5, moreover, they lost 2 matches. Unexpectedly, but West Bromwich plays road games better than home.
All main squad players are fit and ready to play against Birmingham in the 39th round of Championship. This season they look very strong at finishing scoring chances and counter attacks. In addition, they are playing great ar attacking set pieces, attacking down the wings and coming back from losing positions. However, they are weak at defending counter-attacks, defending against long shots and stopping opponents from creating chances.
Birmingham now stands at 18th position with 41 points. A few days ago, the English Football League announced that Birmingham breached the rules and got 9 points fine. They dropped from 13 to 18th position and now have only 5 points difference with the relegation zone. In total, they play middle-class football this season with the almost same amount of wins, draws, and losses. After getting a fine, their situation in Championship it got even worse, so they need to get together and of course show the best football so that they can stay in the league.
In that important time period, they lost 4 matches in a row without scoring any goal. Even the most dangerous striker Che Adams who already scored 21 goals didn’t help the team in scoring goal crisis. Next best squad player is Lukas Jutkiewicz with 10 goals and 10 assists. In total team scored 53 goals this season and conceded 49. Since the beginning of the year, Birmingham lost 8, won 3 and have drawn 3 games. They really lost their best form and have to strengthen their squad until it’s not too late.
David Davis is the only player with the injury. All other main squad players are fit and ready to prove that they are a strong team. Birmingham City is strong at aerial duels, counter attacks, creating long shot opportunities and creating scoring chances. However, they are facing troubles at protecting the lead and keeping possession of the ball.
These team met at the 7th round of Championship at the beginning of the season. Match finished with 1:1 result, however, West Brom controlled the 61% of possession of the match and made 15 goal attempts. West Brom were favorites last time, so at home and with bad Birmingham streak they are favorites for sure. Moreover, West Bromwich Albion won the last 3 matches between these teams in the different competition.
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