Blues To Suffer Swans Defeat At St Andrews

Swansea travel to the Midlands on Wednesday evening knowing that three points could throw them right in the mix for a play-off place in the Championship.

Birmingham welcome the Swans still nervously looking over their shoulder in the Championship as they look to avoid relegation to League One, they currently sit 17th in the table.

When and Where?

The game will take place at St Andrews on Wednesday 8th July with kick off at 6pm.

Team News

Mike van der Hoorn is unlikely to start given that he only made his long-awaited return from a knee injury in the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The defender went six months without featuring for the Swans and underwent surgery in February, although he is now set to play a part in their run-in.

Swansea are also sweating on the fitness of Ben Cabango who was an unused substitute against the Owls due an ongoing hernia issue.

The Welshman has had the problem for the majority of the current campaign and will eventually require surgery. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll be available to play any part at Birmingham, although he is another who needs to be carefully managed during the final weeks of the campaign.

Joe Rodon and Ben Wilmot remain sidelined with ankle and knee injuries respectively.

Jordon Garrick is also unavailable for the clash with Pep Clotet's men as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension as a result of the red card he was issued in the 1-0 defeat to Luton Town.

Previous meetings

This will be the 37th meeting between these two sides with Birmingham having won half of them with 18 wins compared to Swansea’s nine and nine draws.

The meeting at the Liberty Stadium ended in one of those nine Swansea wins as they ran out 3-0 winners as Steve Cooper enjoyed a successful start to the season as the new Swans boss. The last time these two met at St Andrews in 2018 it finished in a bore 0-0 draw......something Birmingham would probably take from tonights game.

Last Five Games

Birmingham

(L) 0-1 vs Birmingham

(L) 0-3 vs Huddersfield

(D) 3-3 vs Hull

(D) 0-0 vs West Brom

(L) 1-3 vs Reading

Swansea

(W) 2-1 vs Sheffield Wednesday

(D) 1-1 vs Millwall

(L) 0-1 vs Luton

(W) 3-0 vs Middlesbrough

(D) 0-0 vs West Brom

Prediction

Birmingham are struggling and could still slip down to League One from the Championship. Swansea on the other hand are building momentum for a play-off push and with on form Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster among the goals I fully expect them continue that charge with a win at St Andrews.

Birmingham City 0-2 Swansea