Birmingham vs Swansea
The 3rd round of the Championship starts on Friday as Birmingham City entertain Swansea City.
Birmingham have kicked off the season with a 2-2 home draw against Norwich but then lost 1-0 on the road at Middlesbrough. Last season Birmingham were close to relegation and they don't look to have strengthened at all over the summer months.
Swansea were relegated from the Premier League last season and have kicked off life in the Championship with a 100% record beating 2 top teams in Sheffield United and Preston North End.
The Swans look to have kept hold of most of their players from last season such as Willfried Bony, Leroy Fer, Nathan Dyer, Jefferson Montero, Tom Carroll & others. To be honest most of these players would probably get in the Birmingham side.
Swansea are the better team and barring a poor performance shouldn't lose. Preston and Sheffield United will both probably finish above Birmingham this season.
Birmingham vs Swansea prediction
|Swansea 0:0 AH||Bet365||1.83||8||0-0 PUSH (Stake return)|