West Brom vs Birmingham: Here's your cheat sheet ahead of tonight's Championship match
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West Brom vs Birmingham: Here's your cheat sheet ahead of tonight's Championship match

West Brom are coming off a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City in their most recent match, with Michael O'Neill's side winning thanks to a second-half goal from former Manchester United attacker Nick Powell.

Birmingham City, on the other side, were defeated 3-0 in the league by Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest. Nottingham Forest won thanks to goals from seasoned striker Lewis Grabban, midfielder Ryan Yates, and full-back Djed Spence.

Read on for our free Championship predictions and betting tips.

Best tips

Prior to the international break, West Brom's unblemished start to the season was disrupted at Stoke City, but they should be able to bounce back against struggling Birmingham City on Friday.

Albion are unbeaten in the Championship at home, with three victories and two draws, while Birmingham have lost their previous two away games, conceding five goals while failing to score themselves.

The Blues have gone four games without scoring and have lost four of their previous five games, and they appear to be in for more misery against the high-flying Baggies.

With current leaders Bournemouth in action on Saturday, WBA can return to the top of the table with a win, and they have a strong record against their Midlands rivals. Albion haven't lost to Birmingham since 2006, and have won five of their last seven matches.

With 20 goals in 11 games, the hosts have the third best-attacking record in the Championship, and with the Blues conceding at least three goals in three of their last five, a home win with a -1 handicap is my main bet for this Friday night match, with a routine 3-0 home win the correct score selection.

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