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Championship | Gameweek 31
Feb 9, 2024 at 8pm UK
Hillsborough Stadium
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Sheff Weds
2 - 0
Birmingham

Ugbo (15', 53')
Bannan (4'), Vaulks (85'), Smith (90+9')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Mowbray (5'), Bielik (90+9')

The Match

Preview

Sports Mole previews Friday's Championship clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Form, Standings, Stats

We said: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Birmingham City

For different reasons, a defeat would pile the pressure on each respective manager, even though they recognise the importance of posting maximum points. With that in mind, and given their respective form, do not be surprised to see a low-scoring draw play out at Hillsborough. Read more.

Data Analysis

Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats up until an hour before kickoff, suggested the most likely outcome of this match was a Sheffield Wednesday win with a probability of 48.06%. A win for Birmingham City had a probability of 27.18% and a draw had a probability of 24.8%.

The most likely scoreline for a Sheffield Wednesday win was 1-0 with a probability of 10.23%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 2-1 (9.43%) and 2-0 (8.23%). The likeliest Birmingham City win was 0-1 (7.3%), while for a drawn scoreline it was 1-1 (11.73%). The actual scoreline of 2-0 was predicted with an 8.2% likelihood. Our data analysis correctly predicted that Sheffield Wednesday would win this match.

Result
Sheffield WednesdayDrawBirmingham City
48.06% (0.018000000000001 0.02) 24.75% (-0.0030000000000001 -0) 27.18% (-0.016999999999999 -0.02)
Both teams to score 54.55% (-0.0069999999999979 -0.01)
Goals
Over 2.5Under 2.5
51.95% (-0.0020000000000024 -0)48.05% (0.00099999999999767 0)
Over 3.5Under 3.5
29.78%70.22%
Sheffield Wednesday Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
79.96% (0.0060000000000002 0.01)20.04% (-0.0070000000000014 -0.01)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
47.75% (0.012 0.01)52.25% (-0.012 -0.01)
Birmingham City Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
68.22% (-0.013000000000005 -0.01)31.78% (0.012999999999998 0.01)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
31.79% (-0.015000000000001 -0.02)68.2% (0.015000000000001 0.02)
Score Analysis
    Sheffield Wednesday 48.06%
    Birmingham City 27.18%
    Draw 24.75%
Sheffield WednesdayDrawBirmingham City
1-0 @ 10.23%
2-1 @ 9.43% (0.0010000000000012 0)
2-0 @ 8.23% (0.0039999999999996 0)
3-1 @ 5.05% (0.0020000000000007 0)
3-0 @ 4.41% (0.0030000000000001 0)
3-2 @ 2.9%
4-1 @ 2.03% (0.0010000000000003 0)
4-0 @ 1.77% (0.002 0)
4-2 @ 1.16%
Other @ 2.84%
Total : 48.06%
1-1 @ 11.73%
0-0 @ 6.37%
2-2 @ 5.41% (-0.0010000000000003 -0)
3-3 @ 1.11% (-0.0010000000000001 -0)
Other @ 0.14%
Total : 24.75%
0-1 @ 7.3% (-0.0019999999999998 -0)
1-2 @ 6.73% (-0.0030000000000001 -0)
0-2 @ 4.19% (-0.0020000000000007 -0)
1-3 @ 2.57% (-0.0019999999999998 -0)
2-3 @ 2.07% (-0.0010000000000003 -0)
0-3 @ 1.6% (-0.002 -0)
Other @ 2.73%
Total : 27.18%

How you voted: Sheff Weds vs Birmingham

Sheffield Wednesday
38.9%
Draw
27.8%
Birmingham City
33.3%
108
Head to Head
Nov 25, 2023 3pm
Gameweek 17
Birmingham
2-1
Sheff Weds
Bacuna (45+3'), James (81')
Dembele (15')
Byers (45')
Windass (32'), Wilks (37'), Bannan (39'), Musaba (61'), Gassama (70')
Feb 20, 2021 3pm
Gameweek 31
Sheff Weds
0-1
Birmingham

Shaw (44')
Shaw (50')
Hogan (63')
Clarke-Salter (22'), Etheridge (53')
Oct 17, 2020 3pm
Gameweek 5
Birmingham
0-1
Sheff Weds

Gardner (66')
Bannan (49' pen.)
Kachunga (74')
Feb 22, 2020 3pm
Nov 27, 2019 7.45pm
Gameweek 18
Sheff Weds
1-1
Birmingham
Harris (81')
Borner (12')
Gimenez (48')
Alvaro (66'), Roberts (78'), Colin (84')
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Tables header RHS
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester463141189414897
3Leeds UnitedLeeds462791081433890
4Southampton462691187632487
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom4621121370472375
6Norwich CityNorwich4621101579641573
7Hull City461913146860870
8Middlesbrough46209177162969
9Coventry CityCoventry4617131670591164
10Preston North EndPreston46189195667-1163
11Bristol City461711185351262
12Cardiff CityCardiff46195225370-1762
13Millwall461611194555-1059
14Swansea CitySwansea461512195965-657
15Watford461317166161056
16Sunderland46168225254-256
17Stoke CityStoke461511204960-1156
18Queens Park RangersQPR461511204758-1156
19Blackburn RoversBlackburn461411216074-1453
20Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds46158234468-2453
21Plymouth ArgylePlymouth461312215970-1151
RBirmingham CityBirmingham461311225065-1550
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield46918194877-2945
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46512293789-5227


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