Birmingham City may have suffered defeat to Newcastle at St Andrews earlier in the week but that became only their third loss in 36 home matches.
Sheffield Wednesday lie 16th in League One and are on a miserable run of form which has seen them win just three of their last 14 games.
Birmingham may be at the wrong end of the Premier League, but their home form is unrivalled and at 8/13 to beat Sheffield Wednesday, the Premier League outfit offer plenty of value.
Sheffield Wednesday haven’t beaten Birmingham in their last six attempts and the 9/2 for Wednesday to win seems a little short considering they are two leagues lower than Birmingham.
The last meeting between these two back in the 2008/09 championship season ended in a draw and considering Birmingham’s penchant for draws this season – 12 from 26 Premier League games – the draw at 11/4 is the only worry when backing Birmingham.
11 goals in four games between the two suggest it could be a high scoring game and when Birmingham met lower league Coventry in the fourth round it finished 3-2.
Over 2.5 goals is priced at 5/6 but despite Sheffield Wednesday’s poor run, they haven’t been shy in front of goal scoring 12 in their last six, and over 3.5 goals offers the better value at 9/4.
The arrival of David Bentley at St Andrews has seen Nikola Zigic come into his own and the big Serbian striker is a decent bet at 1/1 to score any time.
Birmingham had to come from 2-0 down to beat Coventry and backing Sheffield Wednesday’s Clinton Morrison to get the first goal at 8/1 and Birmingham to come from behind and win at 8/1 could make it a prosperous day for punters.