The midweek Championship action sees off-form Birmingham City entertain a rejuvenated Huddersfield Town outfit at St. Andrew’s on Tuesday.
- Birmingham have failed to win any of their last six matches across all competitions (D2, L4)
- Huddersfield are enjoying a five-game unbeaten streak in the Championship (W2, D3)
- Birmingham have managed to win just two of their previous 10 meetings with Huddersfield
With nine matches in the books, Birmingham find themselves 12th in the Championship table – two points clear of 17th-placed Huddersfield. That said, John Eustace’s side have struggled in recent weeks, while the Terriers have remained resolute under Darren Moore.
Birmingham City Form
It would not be unfair to say that Birmingham have made an indifferent start to the season. Indeed, Blues have recorded three wins, three draws and three losses in the league, leaving them four points shy of the top six and four points clear of the bottom three.
Birmingham suffered a 2-0 defeat at Norwich City last weekend, meaning they have lost three of their previous four Championship clashes. With two draws and four losses coming since their last victory, Eustace’s men will be desperate to end their winless run on home soil.
Huddersfield Town Form
By contrast, Huddersfield head into Tuesday’s clash on a five-game unbeaten streak. Although the Terriers have drawn each of their last three matches, they have taken nine points from a possible 15 since their last loss.
It is also worth noting that Huddersfield were just minutes away from defeating high-flying Ipswich Town on Saturday, only for Brandon Williams to score a late equaliser for the Tractor Boys. Now, Moore’s side can leapfrog Birmingham with a win on Tuesday.
Both sides claimed a 2-1 home victory in this fixture last season, although Birmingham have managed to win just one of their previous five matches against Huddersfield.
When you look at the bigger picture, Blues have won only three of their last 15 meetings with the Terriers across all competitions, highlighting Huddersfield’s recent dominance.
Birmingham are currently without Keshi Anderson and George Hall, who are both sidelined due to muscle problems. On top of that, Ethan Laird and Tyler Roberts will miss Tuesday’s clash through injury.
Huddersfield also have four injury absentees, with Loick Ayina (leg), David Kasumu (muscle), Oliver Turton (knee) and Danny Ward (Achilles) on the treatment table.
Fulham loanee Jay Stansfield has netted three goals in seven appearances for Birmingham this season, while Scott Hogan, Juninho Bacuna and Lukas Jutkiewicz have each chipped in with two goals.
As for Huddersfield, Delona Burgzorg has impressed following his loan move from German club Mainz, with Sorba Thomas, Josh Koroma and Kian Harrat also catching the eye in attack.
While Birmingham are enduring a six-game winless run, Huddersfield are enjoying a five-game unbeaten streak. However, given that Huddersfield have drawn each of their last three matches, Birmingham will be confident of picking up a positive result at St. Andrew’s.