Birmingham v Swansea live stream, Sky Sports, Friday 2nd April, 8pm BST
Birmingham host Swansea in the Championship on Friday night, with the Blues looking for points in their bid to avoid the drop and the Swans looking to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive.
Lee Bowyer took over at St. Andrew’s following the sacking of Aitor Karanka earlier this month, and the former Blues midfielder guided them to a 2-1 victory over Reading in his first game in charge, before losing 3-0 to in-form Watford in the last game before the international break.
With just eight games left to play, Birmingham are only three points ahead of Rotherham in 22nd, the final relegation place, having played four games more than the Covid-affected Millers. They may sense an opportunity against a Swansea side who have been inconsistent of late.
The Swans have been in or around the top two all season, but consecutive defeats to Bournemouth and Swansea have seen them lose ground on Watford, who currently occupy the second automatic promotion spot.
Sitting third and ten points ahead of seventh-placed Bournemouth, with both teams having played 37 games, Steve Cooper’s side look good for a top six finish. They won’t have given up on the top two, though, and a win would close the gap to Watford to three points should the Hornets – who Swansea have a game in hand over – lose to relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the day.
Birmingham could welcome midfielders Jon Toral and Caolan Boyd-Munce back to the fold following injury, while winger Jeremie Bela will be available – Bela had been called up by Angola but would have had to quarantine upon return, so he has stayed in England.
Swansea defenders Ben Cabango and Connor Roberts should be available after featuring for Wales, whose last game of the international break takes place in Cardiff on Tuesday night.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown on Sky Sports Main Event (opens in new tab) in the UK.
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