It’s fair to say that neither Wolves nor Birmingham have made the start to the campaign that they would’ve liked, the pair currently languishing in the bottom half of the Championship table after 20 matches.
Both will be looking to kickstart their season then in their derby clash but it’s the hosts, at 5/4 with Coral, that bookies expect to emerge triumphant at Molineux.
Wanderers however, are hardly in any kind of form having taken just three points from a possible 27 before last weekend’s 4-1 triumph at Bristol City and although the Blues are inconsistent, they managed to account for high-flying Middlesbrough in their last match, just to muddy the waters even more.
Subsequently, a flurry of cash for the draw, at 5/2 courtesy of BetVictor, is likely to be forthcoming and that looks like the best path for punters when both teams come into it on the back of decent wins but are otherwise struggling for form.
Also set to finish all square could be Crystal Palace’s home clash against Blackpool. Admittedly, the second-placed Eagles have an excellent home record but the Seasiders have drawn four out of five, winning the other, since Michael Appleton took hold of the managerial reigns and the Seasiders’ resilience can see them nick a point at Selhurst Park, at odds of 13/5 (bet365).
Draw double in matches at Wolves and Crystal Palace – 23/2 (BetVictor)