Birmingham City will be looking to build on some impressive recent showings when they return to action in the Championship on Wednesday evening.
The Blues recently beat Preston North End to make it back-to-back wins in the second-tier, and will be full of confidence of moving up the table with a positive result against Wycombe Wanderers in their next match.
Aitor Karanka’s side are currently sat 11th in the Championship table after their opening nine matches of the 2020/21 season, and are just two points adrift of the play-offs, which will make for pleasing reading for the club’s supporters.
The Blues take on a Wycombe Wanderers side that are currently sat 23rd in the second-tier standings, but will fancy their chances of causing an upset on the night, after a recent upturn in performances under the management of Gareth Ainsworth.
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit David Prutton issued his thoughts ahead of the game at St. Andrew’s, and predicted the match to finish as a 1-1 draw.
“Aitor Karanka’s reign as Blues boss had got off to a pretty unassuming start, with just one win in the opening seven games, but now they have strung together two in a row and are picking up momentum.
“They face a Wycombe side who are also beginning to adjust to the rigours of the division, however. Seven straight defeats made Gareth Ainsworth’s men look somewhat out of their depth, but they held Watford and moved to within two points of safety with a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. I reckon they’ll get another point on the board here.”
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I think Birmingham will sneak a win in this one.
The Blues have started to put together a positive run of results heading into an important stage of the season, and they’ll fancy their chances of making it three wins in a row against Wycombe.
The Chairboys have shown much-needed improvement in recent weeks, but I can see them struggling against a Birmingham side that will be in a confident mood after back-to-back wins in the Championship.
Aitor Karanka won’t be underestimating the threat posed by Wycombe at all though.