Bournemouth host Birmingham on Saturday afternoon in the hope of changing their fortunes after a dismal run of form of late. The Cherries slumped to their fourth defeat in a row in midweek after a last-gasp Jordan Rhodes strike cancelled out Junior Stanislas’ earlier equaliser, prompting the club to part ways with manager Jason Tindall after they slipped further out of contention for automatic promotion.
As for their opponents, this weekend Birmingham, their poor run of form has seen them slip dangerously close to the relegation zone, and should Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham find a route to victory in their games in hand, it could spell danger for the Blues. They were held to a frustrating stalemate away to Wycombe on Tuesday night, and will feel hard done by after dominating in a fixture that presented itself as a must-win in their bid for survival.
With both teams struggling for form, we can see this being closer than some might expect, and we have tipped Birmingham to further dent Bournemouth’s promotion hopes by holding them to a draw here, and both teams to score at 4/1.