Birmingham City and Fulham face at St. Andrew’s Stadium, in a match for the 16th round of the Championship. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 06‑05‑ 2018, for the Championship, Birmingham City won by (3‑1). L. Jutkiewicz (15 ‘), H. Dean (43’) and Che Adams (89 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Birmingham City, and T. Cairney (84’), for Fulham. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 12th and 8th of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 3rd classified in home games and the 10th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 12th position, with 22 points won, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Luton Town by (2‑1). In the last game, he lost out against Cardiff City by (4-2). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 16 points in its stadium, where it scored 10 goals and suffered 5, against only 6 points out, with 6 goals scored and 15 suffered. In his last 7 home games for the championship Birmingham City won 5, drew 1 and lost 1, so he won 16 points in 21 possible. In their home matches there are some more frequent results: at rest 1-0 (3 in 7 games) and 0-0 (3 in 7 games) and at the end of match 2-1 (3 in 7 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 8 home games for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Birmingham comes to this game with little motivation, after a 4-2 loss as a visitor against Cardiff. The home team generally plays in a 4-4-2, favoring a game style of constant transitions, trying to take advantage of some rival error. The two arrows aimed at the opponent’s goal will be Mrabti and Jutkiewicz. The player responsible for defining and conducting the attacks of his team is the Spaniard Fran Villalba. It is possible that Sunjic, Bellingham, Crowley and Villalba can play in the most central part of the field. The local coach should not be able to count on Maikel Kieftenbeld and Steve Seddon, delivered to the medical department. It should be noted that Harlee Dean will also be absent, after seeing the direct red card on the last day.
The visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he drew away against Middlesbrough by (0-0). In the last game, he lost at home against Hull City by (0‑3). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 9 points out and 14 in its stadium, with 8 goals scored and 7 suffered as a visitor, against 15 goals scored and 10 suffered at home. In his last 7 games as a visitor to the championship Fulham records 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so he won 9 points in 21 possible. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. In the last 8 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Fulham comes to this unmotivated round, after a 0-3 loss at home, against the Hull. Unlike the rival of this game, Fulham usually plays in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Ivan Cavaleiro, Mitrovic and Reid. When he invests in the offensive process, he generally does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the left back Joe Bryan. Coach Scott Parker will not be able to count on goalkeeper Marek Rodak, because he is suspended.