There are many teams in the English Championship and, accordingly, a lot of tours. Therefore, they play here on Tuesdays almost always. The last week of winter will not be an exception. Among others, Norwich will play on this day. The division leader goes to Birmingham, which is fighting for survival, and will not give up the points so easily. How will this confrontation end? We present the forecast written for the site for this match on February 23, 2021.
Birmingham is on the verge of relegation to League 1 again
The Blues won the League Cup just 10 years ago. But the once strong middle peasant in the Premier League is now struggling to stay in the Championship. Last season was 20th place. Now they go one step lower, on the very edge of the relegation zone. And then only because Hogan’s goal was the only one in the confrontation against Sheffield Wednesday, a direct competitor in the fight for the right to remain in the division. Thus, Aitor Karanka’s wards interrupted their losing streak in the classic “battle for 6 points”. Prior to that, Birmingham could not win 6 rounds of the championship in a row: draws with Coventry and Wycombe, also far from giants, and 4 “bagels”.
Norwich is clearly in the mood to return to the Premier League
“Canaries” in 2019 climbed into the elite division. But they immediately flew out ingloriously. These movements of the “football lift” are so familiar to the project that its management did not even fire Daniel Farke. And he makes a new attempt to take a direct ticket to the Premier League. So far, everything has gone more than successful. It is Norwich who leads the Championship, gaining 64 points in 31 matches – the closest pursuers, Watford and Brentford, 57 each. In January-February there was a decline when, after leaving the cup, the team did not score 3 rounds in a row and took only 2 draws in them. But this small crisis is over: all 3 extreme matches Teemu Pukki and the company won. By the way, the experienced Finnish striker, who has scored to all three opponents, already has a half dozen goals in the asset. But Emiliano Buendia is no less praised: the Argentine has 9 goals and assists.
Birmingham has only 1 draw in the last 6 meetings – however, then, in 2018, Norwich scored 2-2 in the end with a goal. The remaining 5 games ended with Canary victories. Including 1-0 in October.
One of the fighters for survival, albeit on his own field, plays against the leader. Of course, we bet on guests (odds – 1.8).
Free prediction for the match Birmingham Norwich on February 23: