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Preview: Birmingham City v Watford - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s championship clash between Birmingham City and Watford. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Aiming to revive the beaten start in the championship again, Watford visit St Andrews on Tuesday, where they will meet city ​​of birmingham.

The Hornets have won two of their first three games and conceded just one goal, but the Blues are looking to bounce back from their loss to Cardiff over the weekend.

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Watford, who qualified for Friday night’s match in the Championship, have yet to play on Saturday and Sunday, but have won a battle of sides relegated from the Premier League by beating Burnley.

Tom CleverleyA goal at the end of the first half proved enough to secure a 1-0 win, giving the new boss their second win at home Rob Edwards From 2 attempts.

The Hornets spent much of the second half under pressure, especially in the final 10 minutes. Hassan Kamarasent off for last-man foul – They scored maximum points to move to the top of the championship table before Saturday’s game.

They have been overtaken since then, but already have 7 points on the board and both Ismaila Sar When Joao Pedro Remaining at the club for now – Watford are expected to remain among the pacesetters early on.

Last season’s top scorer Emmanuel Dennis Edwards may have left for Nottingham Forest, but Edwards oversaw some impressive signing arrivals in the past week, so the visitors should at least arrive in the Midlands with confidence to remain unbeaten. To do.

John Eustace as custodian of QPR on April 6, 2019© Reuters

After finishing the first two games of the new season on four points, the Doomsayers were a little quieter in St Andrews, but Birmingham were able to keep their positive momentum ahead of a weekend trip to the Welsh capital. I didn’t.

John Eustaceside fell behind early against Cardiff City after a goal from an Aston Villa loaner Jaden Philogene-Vidersand they were somewhat lucky not to suffer a larger loss margin than the final 1-0 scoreline.

Given their well-documented problems off the pitch, many expect the Blues to be locked up in another scrap to avoid relegation this year, but so far only 2-1 victory over play-off finalists Huddersfield Town in their home game.

They also lost to the Canaries on penalties after drawing 2–2 with Norwich in the EFL Cup, so there was a glimmer of hope for Eustace and the club’s fans in trouble.

A former QPR assistant and Kidderminster Harriers boss, he spent a five-year playing career at Watford, representing Birmingham’s next opponents 157 times, but his emotions were lacking when the Hornets arrived at the B9. must be

Birmingham City Championship Form:

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team news

Watford's new manager Rob Edwards on 1 August 2022© Reuters

Watford manager Rob Edwards said on Tuesday that Hasan Kamara, who received a red card on Friday, will have to be suspended, two players have left the club and others are injured. We have to contend with several absentees.

midfield pair Tom Dele Bashir When Imran Ruza The Nigerian forward has been sidelined by a long-lasting knee injury. Samuel Cull His compatriot Emmanuel Dennis has joined Nottingham Forest’s revolution for £20m and will not be back from a hamstring problem until next month. Samir Recently signed with Tigres UANL.

However, newcomers Kanan Davis – On loan from Birmingham’s biggest rivals Aston Villa – Former Barcelona striker Ray Manaji Offer João Pedro a competition ahead of time, Hamza Chowdhury After a positive debut against Burnley, they need to start in midfield.

Meanwhile, Birmingham boss John Eustace made only one line-up change in the last match. Ryan Woods replaced by a teenager Alfie Chanand despite losing to Cardiff, he is likely to retain most of the starting XI again.

the host should work John Ruddy A goal, Chan’s 3 in the middle, Juninho Bacuna When Jordan Jameswhile captain Troy Deeney is affiliated with Scott Hogan in front.

Candidates for Birmingham City’s starting XI:
Ruddy; Sanderson, Roberts, Trusty. Colin, James, Chan, Vacuna, Pracheta.Hogan, Deenie

Watford’s starting XI:
Bachmann; Gaspar, Cathcart, Sierralta, Sema. Cayembe, Chowdhury. Sir, Cleverly, Pedro.Davis

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We say: Birmingham City 1-2 Watford

Birmingham have been very resolute so far, conceding just two goals in three league games. favorable to them.

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