Birmingham City are back from the international break and come here in search of a first win under their recently appointed boss Wayne Rooney. It's not been the easiest of starts for Rooney, but on Saturday his team welcome Sheffield Wednesday to St Andrews, the club at the foot of the table, offering hope a win may finally arrive.Birmingham City Form Guide
Switching managers when things are going well is always a risk, and Birmingham are finding that out the hard way. They've struggled under Rooney, I think there's a little trouble in the camp, things haven't been good overall, but I know Rooney will keep fighting and pushing for his first win back in the UK.
But the recent picture tells its own story. Five games without a win, four losses and one draw in that period, it's been a tough lesson. Their most recent game saw Birmingham lose 3-1 away at Sunderland, a game they never really looked like winning. A draw at home to high flying Ipswich is the only recent positive they've had.Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide
How has the season been so far for Sheffield Wednesday? The simple answer would have to be that it has been a complete disaster. A complete overhaul during the summer didn't work, since they won the playoff final at Wembley in May, Wednesday are now on their third manager in Danny Rohl, a decision that needs to turn out to be right.
From 16 games, Wednesday have just one win, and a total of six points on the board. They are already nine points off safety, big at this stage, and the turnaround needs to come quickl if this team wants to be playing in the second tier next season. Goals continue to be a problem, with just seven from 16 games, simply nowhere near good enough.Match Prediction
While Birmingham doesn't look a happy place to be at the moment, I think they are going to have enough to win this race, against a side that are incredibly poor. It's been bad for Wednesday, I can't see things changing, so it's a Birmingham win here for me.