Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town

Competition: EFL Championship Matchday 8

Date: 28/10/2020

Ground: St. Andrew's

Huddersfield travels to Birmingham after taking 10 points from their opening seven games. Town only played at St Andrew's just under four months ago as they recorded their biggest win after lockdown and biggest away win of the 2019/20 season. Goals from Karlan Grant, Elias Kachunga and Fraizer Campbell secured Huddersfield a 3-0 win.
Fraizer Campbell scored in both games last season against Birmingham, while Huddersfield has won their past two away games against Birmingham by 3 goals.
Birmingham has not scored a goal from open play yet this season, with all three of their goals coming from set-piece scenarios - although one of these was from the penalty spot.
Looking back over the last 15 fixtures between the sides, Town has only lost three times while winning six and drawing the other six. The pressure is starting to build on new Birmingham boss Aitor Karanka as Birmingham haven't won since the opening day when they defeated Brentford 1-0 at home. In their last game, the Brum drew 1-1 with QPR. They sit 17th in the table on 7 points. Although a win would move the Blues ahead of Town.
Naby Sarr will start the first of his three-game suspension after his sending off against Preston. Birmingham, on the other hand, will now have former Terrier Adam Clayton available for selection after serving his one-game ban. Romoney Crichlow seems the most likely replacement for the suspended Sarr, but Town may opt to play a four defender formation in the Midlands.
Josh Austerfield has just signed a new four deal with the club. Which is a three extension, with his previous contract only lasting until the end of this season. The 18-year old featured heavily in pre-season although hasn't featured in a competitive game this season.
The game gets underway at 7.45pm, Saturday, 28/10/20 at the St. Andrew's.

Town Team News:

As said before, Town will be without Naby Sarr due to his suspension while also being without Rarmani Edmonds-Green and Danny Ward. In Carlos Corberan's latest press conference he said that he hoped that Town's injured pair would be back fit after the next international break.
Ryan Schofield could make the bench for the first time this season after playing in the B team on Saturday as he continues to recover from his thumb injury.

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