Crystal Palace play Birmingham live on Sky Sports on Friday with the match kicking off at 5.30pm. Palace are still battling for an automatic promotion spot but need to win here.
Palace have a fantastic home record in the Championship this season, going unbeaten since the opening day of the season. They were humbled in their last match at Brighton when they were soundly beaten 3-0 and only managed a 2-2 draw at home to Leeds last time they played at home. Before that they had won their last four at home, scoring 10 but failing to keep a clean sheet in any of those matches.
Birmingham have won their last two matches to continue their unpredictable season and their recent form away from home is relatively strong, the only defeat in their last six was a 5-2 thrashing at Hull City. Their latest away win, a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough is impressive but their susceptibility to a bad performance makes them tough to side with here.
For the best bet of the match both teams to score at 8/11 (William Hill) is one not to be ignored but if you want a winner, then Crystal Palace are at a backable price. To get even more value from backing a home win, take William Hill’s special of Glen Murray to score in a Crystal Palace win. Murray has scored 29 goals in 34 appearances so far this season including both goals in the 2-2 draw with Leeds.
Both teams to score – 8/11 with William Hill
Glen Murray to score and Crystal Palace to win – 2/1 with William Hill
Open a new William Hill for the Easter weekend and bet £25, win or lose you will get the £25 refunded back to your account.