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Birmingham vs Wolves – Blues to pile misery on rivals

| 30.04.2011

Ben Foster’s quick recovery from injury should be just the spur that Birmingham need to push Midlands rivals Wolves one step closer to Premier League relegation.

Match Odds

Birmingham have won their last two home games at St Andrew’s and 6/5 looks great value that they build on this run by beating Wolves.

Their chances are also aided by the fact that Wolves have not won a top-flight fixture at Birmingham in the last 30 years and are not in the greatest recent form.

Wolves have taken just a single point from their last four games and in the process they have conceded 11 times.

It is 23/10 in the Premier League odds that Wolves beat Birmingham and to do so they will need to build on the worst away record in the top flight this season, having taken just eight points on their travels all campaign.

The draw can be backed at 23/10 and would edge Birmingham one step closer to securing their own survival.

Total Goals

With both clubs having their troubles in finding the scoresheet, another good bet could be that the game features under 2.5 goals at 4/6.

Birmingham are without Obafemi Martins and Nikola Zigic is doubtful, which may put added pressure on Cameron Jerome.

However, Jerome has not scored in his last 21 Premier League games since the start of November.

Wolves have their own striker issues with Kevin Doyle out and both Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher struggling to be fit.

If there are to be goals, then they may be more likely to come from midfield, which means some value could be found in the first goalscorer market.

Craig Gardner is Birmingham’s top scorer this season and is 9/1 to break the deadlock, while Jamie O’Hara may be worth considering for Wolves at 12/1.

A £30 stake on Birmingham beating Wolves 1-0 would return £210. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.