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Birmingham vs. Southampton Prediction, Tips & Stats

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        Southampton To Win And Both Teams To Score @ 9/4

        Birmingham vs. Southampton Prediction, Tips & Stats

        As Birmingham City and Southampton prepare to clash in the EFL Championship on Saturday, both teams find themselves at pivotal junctures in their respective seasons. Scheduled to take place at St. Andrew's Stadium, this fixture will display an interesting contrast between a Blues side battling to retain their status as a Championship club while the Saints seek to reignite their promotion push.

        Currently occupying the 18th spot in the Championship table with 38 points, Birmingham City have endured a turbulent season marred by managerial upheavals and inconsistent performances. Despite their struggles, the Blues have shown signs of resilience under the guidance of veteran manager Tony Mowbray.

        Following the early-season sacking of manager John Eustace, Wayne Rooney briefly assumed the reins before Mowbray took charge of the Birmingham dugout. Despite the challenges posed by the managerial changes, the Blues have managed to string together a mixed bag of results, with two wins and three losses in their last five games.

        In their most recent outing, Birmingham suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town, a result that, while disappointing, is not entirely unexpected given Ipswich's position in the league table. Nonetheless, the Blues have found solace in their home form, remaining unbeaten in their last five home games and clinching victory in their last three consecutive fixtures at St. Andrew's Stadium.

        Among the few bright spots in Birmingham's campaign is the level of 19-year-old Welsh midfielder Jordan James, whose performances have provided a glimmer of hope amidst the team's struggles. With their home form on their side - that's seen them go unbeaten in their last five on home soil while winning their last three on the bounce - the Blues will look to capitalise on their resilience and secure what would be a vital victory against Southampton.

        For Southampton, currently sitting 4th in the Championship with 67 points, the season has been a quest for redemption following their relegation from the Premier League last season. Despite their lofty ambitions, the Saints have encountered a recent dip in form, losing four of their last five matches across all competitions.

        Consecutive losses in the league against Hull City and Millwall were compounded by a disappointing 3-0 defeat away at Liverpool in the FA Cup on Wednesday night. Southampton's inability to secure positive results against seemingly beatable opponents has seen them slip behind Leeds United and Ipswich Town in the race for promotion.

        The manner of Southampton's losses, particularly the unexpected defeat against relegation-threatened Millwall, has raised concerns among fans and pundits alike. Manager Russell Martin faces the daunting task of reigniting his side's promotion push and restoring confidence in the squad ahead of the crucial clash against Birmingham City.

        Despite their recent setbacks, Southampton will draw confidence from their previous encounter with Birmingham earlier in the season, where they emerged victorious with a convincing 3-1 win. With redemption on their minds, the Saints will look to replicate that performance and reignite their promotion aspirations.

        Southampton sustained a 25-match unbeaten run from September all the way through to February so there's no doubt they're an automatic promotion quality side on their day, and with players such as Kyle Walker-Peters and Adam Armstrong in their ranks they're clearly capable of reversing this slide. However, they don't want to leave themselves too much to do too late on in the campaign with the promotion race being as ultra-competitive as it is this season so they can ill afford to drop points in games like this.

        For our Birmingham vs. Southampton prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.

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        Birmingham Team News

        Birmingham are coming into this game with a few injury issues with Alex Pritchard, Alfie Chang and George Hall all still on the sidelines.

        Following a defeat at the hands of Ipswich last time out changes could be afoot for the Blues, with Juninho Bacuna and Siriki Dembélé both hoping for a place in the starting lineup.

        Southampton Team News

        Southampton have a pretty clean bill of health with Ross Stewart and Juan Larios the only players still missing with injuries.

        However, Kyle Water-Peters was withdrawn with a possible quad injury in the defeat at Anfield in midweek so his inclusion is doubtful here in what would be a big blow for the Saints. Should Walker-Peters be deemed unfit, James Bree will likely deputise in his absence.

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