Wolves v Birmingham tips
FootyOn pick out top Wolves v Birmingham tips for the Friday night West Midlands Championship derby at Molineux.
Friday, February 24th, 19:45 GMT kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1.
While not bitter rivals, as Wolverhampton Wanderers are with West Bromwich Albion, or Birmingham City with Aston Villa, they do share the same county, the West Midlands, and it promises to be a great occasion.
The duo have both been in the Championship the last three seasons, with Wolves just holding the edge.
But who will gain bragging rights after Friday’s clash, as they bid to further distance themselves from the relegation zone?
Read on to find out our Wolves v Birmingham tips…
Both teams come into this clash on the back of three straight losses apiece in the second-tier, so confidence is low.
Losses of course mean goals leaked, with the Blues in particular conceding the most from those fixtures – nine.
The fixture at St Andrew’s earlier this season saw both teams score, and Wolves triumph 3-1.
So, with the pair’s defences not up to standards in recent weeks, back a score draw at 4/1 with bet365.
Costa to score anytime
Angolan-born Portuguese attacker Helder Costa is Wolves’ top scorer this term in all competitions with 10.
With eight of those being in the league, including against high-profile clubs such as Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Derby County and Norwich City, it is clear he a man for the big occasion.
The 23-year-old winger last netted against Burton Albion three games ago, so is overdue a goal.
Former Benfica and Monaco forward Costa is 9/5 with Betfred to net again anytime.
Highest scoring half – second
Just one goal of the four in this fixture at St Andrew’s earlier this season was scored in the first-half.
Meanwhile, in Birmingham’s last three matches in the Championship, eight of the 11 total strikes came after the break.
As for Paul Lambert’s men, five of the seven goals from their last four games – including the 2-0 FA Cup loss to Chelsea – were in the second-half.
So, take a punt on the highest scoring half to be the second again at 23/20 with betway.
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