Birmingham City

Birmingham City vs Norwich City

, KO: 12:30 May 4, 2024, St Andrew’s Stadium
Norwich City

Birmingham City welcome Norwich City to St Andrew’s Stadium for their Championship season finale on Saturday as they look to secure survival. Both teams have been plagued by too many draws lately and another stalemate could be on the cards here.

Sitting deep in relegation trouble, Birmingham City head into the season finale in desperate need of a miracle. They are currently one point from safety with an inferior goal difference and will need results elsewhere to go their way.

While Birmingham City are banking on results from elsewhere, they will need to hold up their own end, although their recent record does not inspire much confidence. They have won just two of their last 13 matches, drawing the last two, including a 1-1 scoreline at Huddersfield Town in their previous fixture.

Although Birmingham City have been generally erratic at home, they have picked up some positive results in recent weeks. Gary Rowett’s men have won two of their last three home matches, claiming a 3-0 victory over Coventry City in their previous fixture in front of their fans.

Norwich City are still gunning for a playoff spot as they sit three points clear of Hull City, who are just outside the top six. They travel to Birmingham needing just one point to secure a playoff spot.

The Canaries have been decent lately, having lost just once in their last nine Championship matches. However, three of the last four fixtures in that run have ended in draws, including a 2-2 scoreline with Swansea City last time out.

Norwich City have also been a bit erratic on their travels with two wins and three draws from their last seven away matches. However, Danny Wagner’s men claimed a 1-0 victory at Preston North End in their previous fixture on the road.

How the bookies view it

Birmingham City have the edge among the bookies and are priced at 7/5 by William Hill to claim the win. A victory for Norwich City is valued at 19/10 by Unibet while a draw is set at odds of 13/5 by Paddy Power.

Head to head

Norwich City have a 25-17 advantage with 12 draws from 54 previous matches against Birmingham City. The Canaries claimed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.

Players to watch

Jay Stansfield has been the shining light in a disappointing campaign for Birmingham City, scoring 12 Championship goals. The forward has also found the net in two of the last three home matches and is priced at 12/5 by bet365 to get on the score sheet on Saturday.

Josh Sargent will be the one to watch for Norwich City having scored 16 Championship goals this season. The forward has also been on target in two of the last three away matches and is priced at 43/20 by Unibet to find the net on Saturday.

Anything else catch the eye?

Birmingham City and Norwich City have attacking quality and both teams could be backed to score at 13/20 by Coral. Norwich saw over 3.5 goals in their previous fixture and a repeat is priced at 2/1 by Betfred while over 2.5 goals is valued at 3/4 by Coral.

There have been more goals after the break in two of Norwich City’s last three matches and a similar pattern is priced at 11/10 by Paddy Power.

This match between Birmingham City and Norwich City will be played on May 4, 2024 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Birmingham City vs Norwich City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

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