Preston vs Birmingham (By: Luke)
Preston surprised a lot with a 1:2 victory away to Middlesbrough, despite being back in the scoreline. They simply used the momentum well when the hosts stood with a man less and exploited the situation perfectly in the last thirty minutes. This was the eleventh game without a defeat for Preston, as the side now looks like a real candidate for the playoff battle.
Birmingham now entered some really poor period, as the side comes from a third loss in a row without a single goal scored. They got outplayed by Millwall in front of own fans 0:2 most recently last Wednesday in quite a defensive game where the hosts created almost nothing concrete in the attack. They are now six points behind the playoff zone.
The home side should have no fresh injury worries. Birmingham misses defender Colin (35/0) and midfielder Lakin (8/0) due to injuries.
It seems like a clash between two teams going in completely different directions. Birmingham isn't that reliable away from home, plus their form is going south, while Preston now seems like a real candidate for the promotion.
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