Birmingham fans and readers of this column had double reason to celebrate on Saturday as the team earned a 2-1 victory at Leeds and landed our 12/1 correct score prediction in the process!
Let’s hope for more of the same ahead of Blues’ second consecutive away trip, this time at Wigan on Tuesday night.
The promoted Latics are also full of confidence after enjoying a winning weekend of their own with an impressive 3-0 victory over Blackburn, with terrace hero Will Grigg opening his account for the season.
Birmingham ran out 3-0 winners at St Andrews the last time these two clashed in a league fixture in January 2015 but have lost two and drawn one of their last three visits to the DW stadium.
That record’s in contrast to their recent strong form on the road, though, and they travel to the north-west unbeaten in four away trips.
With that in mind, Gary Rowett’s boys look good for at least a point, and with a win far from out of the question, the double chance draw or away win at 7/10 looks like a solid selection.
Both sides were quick out of the blocks in their respective matches at the weekend and you can get 21/5 on each scoring in the first half, while both to score in both halves pays 15/1.
Looking at the first scorer markets, Clayton Donaldson is fav for Blues at 6/1, with James Vaughan 13/2 and Diego Fabbrini 8/1, while for the hosts Grigg heads the market at 17/4.
With both sides fairly evenly-matched and high on confidence, this looks set to be a hard-fought draw,
Prediction: 1-1 6/1
Bet of the night: Draw HT/FT 39/10
Outside punt: Both teams to score in both halves 15/1