Birmingham v Sunderland Betting Tips & Predictions


Birmingham are 17/12 favourites for their Championship clash with Sunderland under the lights at St Andrew’s on Friday night.

Birmingham enter this fixture on a four-match unbeaten run in the Championship following a 2-2 draw with Swansea. 

Sunderland languish in the bottom half with four points from the last 15 available after a home defeat to Cardiff on Bonfire Night.

Juninho Bacuna is suspended for Birmingham, joining a list of absentees that includes Nico Gordon, Marc Roberts and Przemyslaw Placheta. 

Sunderland have a lot of players missing with Lynden Gooch, Ajibola Alese, Ross Stewart, Niall Huggins, Dan Ballard and Luke O’Nien all out. 

Winner: Birmingham

13/10 (Bet365)

The form book is only pointing in one direction here. 

Sunderland are in a rut. Birmingham came from behind to snatch a draw against Swansea, extending their unbeaten run. 

Only four teams have conceded fewer goals at home in 2022-23, and they have suffered defeat just twice in 10 Championship matches in front of their own fans.

Sunderland have notched some good results on the road, but confidence is low at the moment. A home win is the best result wager here.

Both Teams To Score: Yes

22/25 (Unibet)

Sunderland have scored at least once in five of their last six away from home. Birmingham’s defence has been solid, yet only six Championship sides have more expected goals against.

BTTS has landed in less than half of each of these side’s Championship matches, but that shouldn’t put bettors off, particularly at this price. 

Birmingham have ridden some luck to have such a good defensive record. 

Most Corners: Birmingham

4/5 (888Sport)

Sunderland have had fewer corners than their opponent in four of their last five matches on the road. Birmingham average just 3.8 in their favour per match, but Sunderland concede 6.1 per fixture, which is more than any other Championship team. 

Birmingham had 12 corners to Swansea’s one in the week – the hosts to have the most corners is a decent wager even at 4/5. 

All odds are subject to change

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