In-form Birmingham are unbeaten in eight outings in all competitions and have won a healthy six of those matches. One of those victories came in Belgium where the Blues impressively overcame Club Bruges and Chris Hughton’s charges are 11/8 with Totesport to prevail again as the pair renew hostilities in the Europa League at St Andrews.
Across their solid eight-game sequence, City have conceded just four times and Ladbrokes make them 11/5 to keep another clean sheet while Paddy Power post a tempting 3/1 against the Blues overcoming the managerless visitors ‘to nil’.
Also set to collect maximum points are Fulham, who entertain Wisla Krakow and punters can back the Cottagers at 4/11 (Betfred) to send the Polish outfit home empty-handed. Martin Jol’s troops have turned Craven Cottage into something of a fortress in Europe and like Birmingham they can combine a victory with a clean sheet, an outcome Ladbrokes offer at 11/10. Paddy Power meanwhile, offer 7/1 for both Fulham and City to win ‘to nil’.
North of the border, Celtic are Stan James’ 7/5 favourites to get the better of Rennes but the Hoops are far from reliable at present and a draw, priced by Sportingbet at 12/5, could be on the cards at Parkhead.
Double on Birmingham and Fulham to win ‘to nil’ – 7/1 (Paddy Power)