Birmingham City don‘t look like relegation candidates at the moment, with a six match unbeaten run elevating to the top half of the Premier League. Although manager Alex McLeish has been promised money to spend in January, his current squad are doing him proud, having drawn at home to Man City and at Anfield as part of this run. The last three matches have seen them beat Fulham, Wolves and Wigan, so there‘s every reason to think they can continue against the Hammers. Christian Benitez is a livewire in attack and this is a defence which has conceded just four goals at St Andrews all season.
West Ham are in all sorts of trouble at the moment and manager Gianfranco Zola has admitted that this team are in a relegation battle. Saturday‘s 4-0 drubbing by a patched-up Manchester United illustrated their shortcomings and they are likely to be missing Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole for the trip to the Midlands. Defensively, the team have conceded twice as many goals as City this season and for that reason, the home team should be backed at odds-against. Best odds for the Birmingham win is 2.18 with Canbet.
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