Birmingham haven’t made the blistering start to their Championship promotion bid that Chris Hughton would perhaps have liked but it remains early days and with the squad now settled following the closure of the transfer window, the Blues will be hoping to kick-start their season with a victory over Millwall.
The Lions have drawn three of their opening five and neutral punters are expected to sit on the fence at St Andrews, where it’s 12/5 with Skybet to finish all square and 11/2 (Totesport) to end in a 1-1 draw.
However, Hughton’s troops enjoy home advantage, which could prove pivotal given that Birmingham’s two matches on their own patch this term have seen them edge out Coventry and then hammer Nacional 3-0 in the Europa League.
City deserve to be 11/8 favourites then and optimistic home supporters can back Blues at 2/1 with Partybets to combine victory with a clean sheet for the third time this season.
At the other end meanwhile, the return of Marlon King provides Birmingham with an attacking boost and Stan James rate the striker at 6/1 to mark his long-awaited City debut by breaking the deadlock.
Birmingham to beat Millwall – 11/8 ()
Marlon King to score first – 6/1 (Stan James)