European commitments mean that Birmingham only played three home matches in the Championship but they have taken seven points from those games conceding just once in the process.
Nevertheless, Totesport consider them to be the slightest of outsiders at 17/10 ahead of the visit of Leicester for what looks like a tough-to-call contest. Boylesports, by contrast, rate the Foxes as 7/4 underdogs but as Sven Goran Eriksson’s charges are unbeaten on the road, where they have drawn four of their five fixtures, it’s Betfred’s 12/5 chalked against the stalemate that catches the eye at St Andrews.
Leicester’s five away matches have generated just seven goals and so a tally of fewer than three, at 4/5 with , looks a safe bet. The Foxes meanwhile, have kept four clean sheets on the spin, a statistic that lends appeal to Stan James’ quote of 9/1 for neither side to break the deadlock.