What next for Birmingham City following Blues’ exciting takeover?

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Tuesday’s 4-2 battering of Rotherham United helped Birmingham City retain their place in the Championship play-off spots. But the biggest news of the week at St Andrew’s came away from the pitch, with the completion of a takeover by Trillion Trophy Asia.

New owner Paul Suen has pledged to plough at least £12m into snapping up new signings once the January transfer window starts.

And with Blues temptingly priced at 14/1 for promotion this time out, our City specials offer plenty of value for those confident about the future of Gary Rowett’s side.

It’s 9/2 they win promotion to the top-flight by the end of the 2017-18 season, with Blues currently looking to end their five-year exile in the second tier.

However, with the new investment giving the Midlands outfit more financial firepower, there have been a flurry of bets on Rowett’s men making the leap this season during the past 72 hours.

That could see the 80/1 for Blues to finish in the top half of the Premier League next season prove popular, while it’s 200/1 they end that campaign in the top six.

Meanwhile, those dreaming of a Leicester-esque miracle can back the St Andrews outfit to lift next season’s top flight crown at 1000/1.

However, not every new ownership goes perfectly – as fans of local rivals Aston Villa will tell you. However, relegation does look highly unlikely this season, at the price of 20/1.

Birmingham are next in action against Rowett’s former club Burton Albion, with 17/10 for Blues to silence the Pirelli Stadium by taking all three points.

Ladbrokes Latest Odds:

Birmingham City specials

To win promotion to the Premier League by end of 2017-18 season – 9/2

To win promotion to the Premier League in 2016-17 season – 14/1

To be relegated from the Championship in 2016-17 season – 20/1

To finish in top half of the Premier League in 2017-18 season – 80/1

To finish in the top four of the Premier League by end of 2018-19 season – 150/1

To finish in the top six of the Premier League in 2017-18 season – 200/1

To finish in the top four of the Premier League in 2017-18 season – 500/1

To win the Premier League by end of 2018-19 season – 500/1

To win the Champions League by end of 2021-22 season – 500/1

To win the Premier League in 2017-18 season – 1000/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.