Leicester City vs Birmingham Preview and Prediction | EFL Championship

Leicester City vs Birmingham Preview and Prediction | EFL Championship

Leicester City vs Birmingham Preview

  • Tournament – Championship
  • Date – Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 03:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – King Power Stadium

Leicester City are making great strides this season to return to the Premier League under the management of Enzo Maresca. They are third in the Championship standings, only two points behind leaders Ipswich Town but with a game in hand. A win against relegation-threatened Birmingham will move the Foxes to the top of the table.

They have won 27 of their 39 league matches this season, losing eight and drawing four. They have won two of their last six games across competitions, losing three and drawing one.

They will then take on Birmingham, who are a few positions above the relegation zone in the Championship table. The Blues have won just 11 of their 40 league games this season, losing 20 and drawing 9.

They are 20th in the standings and aim to finish above the relegation zone. They have not won 16 of their last 18 away fixtures in the Championship this season and currently find themselves just outside the drop zone as the regular season concludes in the coming weeks.

Leicester City vs Birmingham Team News

Leicester City vs Birmingham Team News
Birmingham Team (Getty Images)

Birmingham will be without the likes of Marc Roberts, Alex Pritchard, Oliver Burke and Lukas Jutkiewicz but the latter is expected to be available in the next matchday squad. Other than that the squad is free from any serious injuries and manager Gary Rowett will have the entire squad at his disposal.

On the other hand, Leicester City’s Tom Cannon, Ben Nelson, and Kasey McAteer (hamstring) will watch the game from the sidelines. Ricardo Pereira is fit enough to join Wout Faes at the heart of defence.

Patrick Bamford will lead the line whereas Joel Piroe is competing to have a rare start this weekend.

Leicester City vs Birmingham Predicted Lineups

Leicester City Predicted XI:

Mads Hermansen, Ricardo Pereira, Wout Faes, Jannik Vestergaard, Callum Doyle, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harry Winks, Wilfred Ndidi, Issahaku Fatawu, Patson Daka, Stephy Mavididi

Birmingham Predicted XI:

John Ruddy, Emanuel Aiwu, Dion Sanderson, Lee Buchanan, Ethan Laird, Jordan James, Krystian Bielik, Seung-ho Paik, Juninho Bacuna, Koji Miyoshi, Jay Stansfield

Leicester City vs Birmingham Head-to-Head

Leicester City have the upper hand in terms of the head-to-head between the two sides, having won 60 of their 137 previous meetings. Birmingham have won 51 matches while only 26 matches have ended in a draw.

The Foxes have all five of their last five meetings and are favorites to win this tie.

Last five results:

Leicester City 3-0 Birmingham – FA Cup – January 27, 2024

Birmingham 2-3 Leicester City – Championship – December 18, 2023

Leicester City 1-0 Birmingham – FA Cup – March 04, 2020

Birmingham 1-2 Leicester City – Championship – January 28, 2014

Leicester City 3-2 Birmingham – Championship – August 24, 2013

Leicester City vs Birmingham Prediction

Leicester City vs Birmingham Prediction
Leicester players celebrating (Getty Images)

Leicester City are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture. Their overall form this season has been stellar despite their recent turmoil in the Championship. They are almost guaranteed a top-six finish this season and will have a spot in the playoffs to fall back on.

Meanwhile, Birmingham have failed to muster up any sort of a consistent run this season. They were on a four-game losing streak before their 1-0 success over Preston North End on Monday night. They have conceded 61 goals in the Championship this season.

Predicted Score: Leicester City 2-0 Birmingham

Leicester City vs Birmingham Odds (subject to change)

  • Leicester City win – 1.33
  • Birmingham win – 8.00
  • Draw – 5.30
  • Odds source – Unibet

Where to Watch Leicester City vs Birmingham

  • India – Fancode
  • UK – Sky Sports
  • US – Hulu

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