Blues fans will already be feeling comfortable in the battle for survival, however, tomorrow night they have a chance to make huge breathing room between them and the bottom three.
Blues come into this game with more momentum than they have had all season. Bowyer’s team have won 3 of their last 4 games, and haven’t conceded a goal in any of them.
The New-look formation of 5-3-2 seems to have clicked perfectly. Especially the back 3 of Kristian Pedersen, Marc Roberts and Harlee Dean. They are barely conceding any chances for the opposition, and even linking up at times to score a few goals.
This game is a big chance for Birmingham to really pull away from the drop zone and they will be confident they can get the 3 points against a Forest team with little to play for.
The East Midlands side won’t roll over for Blues however.
The Forest squad has immense depth and serious quality. It’s no secret that they have underperformed this season, but with the calibre of player they possess, they have the power to beat anyone.
Forest manager Chris Hughton will enjoy a return to St. Andrews tomorrow night. He lead Blues through their Europa League campaign and created some very fond memories for Blues fans.
Wednesday night is “Probably too soon” for Alen Halilovic says Lee Bowyer. There are no other injury concerns for this game.
Chris Hughton will be without Sammy Ameobi and Tobias Figueiredo for the clash at St. Andrews.
I think this match looks destined for a draw. There’s only 1 point separating the teams; Blues have kept 4 straight clean sheets and Hughton typically has a solid defensive foundation.
Blues 0-0 Forest
Forest Manager – Chris Hughton
Forest Star Player – James Garner
Last Meeting – Forest 0-0 Birmingham
Blues position – 19th
Forest position – 17th
Blues Form – WWDWL (10 points)
Forest form – LDWWD (8 points)