Championship Betting Tips

Stoke City vs Birmingham City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Stoke win and under 2.5 goals (11/4)

57 percent of Stoke's matches this season have ended up with under 2.5 goals.

The Potters will also be confident of returning to extending their run of three games without a defeat.

They face a Birmingham side who are 18th and just one win in their last five matches.

Josh Maja to score first (4/1)

Maja netted on his full league debut for Stoke in a draw with Nottingham Forest.

The striker is also netted on his first appearance for the club in their FA Cup win over Wigan.

He is now expected to keep his place in the lineup.

Match preview: Stoke City vs Birmingham City

Stoke City managed to earn an impressive draw at Nottingham Forst last weekend.

The Potters nearly claimed all three points only for the hosts to find a late equaliser.

Michael O'Neill's side have now gone three games unbeaten.

The Staffordshire club are 13th but are only six points off the play off spots.

Birmingham end four-game winless streak

Birmingham managed to end a run of four games without a win as they defeated Luton last Saturday.

Lee Bowyer's side produced a dominant display at St Andrew's winning 3-0.

The Blues had been on a tough run which had seen them draw twice and lose twice.

The three points saw Birmingham remain in 18th.

Stoke City team news

Nick Powell and Tyrese Campbell are both doubts for the match although Romaine Sawyers is ready to return.

Mario Vrancic, Abdallah Sima and Harry Souttar all remain sidelined.

Birmingham City team news

Tahith Chong has recovered from a groin injury but he will just miss out on the clash.

Troy Deeney will miss a month of action after suffering a calf strain.

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