Monday, Selhurst Park, 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports 1
SOME games cry out shortage of goals and this is one of them.
I'd like to be wrong because you want a Monday night spectacle but Palace v Brum has tightness and dourness written all over it.
Palace have drawn four in a row at home, three 0-0s and a 1-1 at Derby.
This looks another draw and you could do worse than cover both scorelines. No scorer pays 8-1 at Skybet and Stan James while 1-1 is 11-2 (various). Under 2.25 goals is 5-6 with Chandler.
Birmingham are slight favourites at 13-8 with Stan James despite a poor away record.
Palace are 2-1 with Chandler with the draw a biggest 12-5 at Ladbrokes.
Birmingham's top scorer Chris Wood, rested for the Europa League win over Maribor last week, is 7-1 at Blue Square.
Redmond was the star of the show, setting up chances and coming close to scoring. He should keep his place and is 16-1 at Betfred to break the deadlock.
Any goal could take a while to arrive and I like Paddy Power and Stan James' 1-1 on the opener taking at last 28 minutes.
Under 2.25 goals
First goal time after 28 mins
(1-1, Paddy Power, Stan James)